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ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Apr 19, 2013 - 05:58pm PT
Yes, gusts of wind are the most dangerous aspect of doing something like this. Also, change in pressure of certain suits can drastically change your flight plan, that's usually due to changing your body positioning.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 19, 2013 - 06:00pm PT
When i was jumping they only allowed small extensions under the arms and legs,, very small.. They were nowhere near todays. but then flat canopies were experimental then too lmao!


Edit: Yep Ammon,, i could imagine one micro-second of down draft! ooohhhhhmmmannaanaaaannn!
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Apr 19, 2013 - 06:04pm PT
I'm sure he waited for a day that had no wind, he's a smart guy. He wasn't doing it for the chicks, either. He used to date Britney Spears when he was 19, ha ha.

Yes Tami, another film crew.

Credit: ElCapPirate
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Apr 19, 2013 - 06:04pm PT
WOW! Big props to the flier.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 19, 2013 - 06:12pm PT
You base guys "juss aint right"...;-)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 19, 2013 - 06:27pm PT
Mr Pirate, having actually studied aerodynamics and having a friend who
designed the Gossamer Albatross I wonder why these suits seem to me only
one step removed from Otto Lilienthal. Surely they must test these things
in wind tunnels. If so then I ask why they aren't using more rigid airfoil
surfaces especially ones that could extend the length of the 'wing' thereby
increasing L/D and the aspect ratio? I understand the impracticality of a
rigid contraption but since it seems like the advantages would far outweigh
(no pun intended) the disadvantages.
hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Apr 19, 2013 - 09:54pm PT
I've been watching these videos for 5 or 6 years now, cheap exicting thrill for shu. Have I seen these suits change and get, larger? Like the one in this video?
So maybe there is an evolution going on with these wing suits and they will keep changing and increasing the, glide ratio? (Is that the right term?)

I really love this sh#t and now I want to learn how to para-glide. I think my 53 year old bod can handle that. Maybe.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 19, 2013 - 10:02pm PT
just lookin at the still above gives me that queezy feeling down deep near the spin and rectum!!! Of all the wing suit vids ive seen that one was "out there"..

what was once considered ballzy is now just putz level..(sniff,, sniff..)
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Apr 19, 2013 - 11:46pm PT

Holy Batman, infing sane!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Apr 20, 2013 - 12:32am PT
Holy f*#king shit!!!!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Apr 20, 2013 - 12:39am PT
Waiting for yer mom to scream; IT'S A BOY ! happens quite fast these days.
john hansen

climber
Apr 20, 2013 - 03:52am PT
Man , I would hate to see the splat if he missed..

El cap pirate,, how fast do you think he was moving when he went thru there?
martygarrison

Trad climber
Washington DC
Apr 20, 2013 - 09:17am PT
hairbrain
BASE1361

climber
Yosemite Valley National Park
Apr 20, 2013 - 10:25am PT
120-150mph forward speed.

Phoenix Fly is coming out with a new V5. Suits are tested in wind tunnels ect.... there is a science behind what the manufactures are building.

The last 5-7 years wing suits have exploded with technology making lines like this possible to fly.



eKat

Mountain climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Apr 20, 2013 - 12:23pm PT
OK. . . that proves it. . . I ain't never done nuttin' ballsy in my whole, entire, complete and total life. . . I AM A WIMP by comparison. . . no. . . I'm just a wimp!

WHOA!

TFPU!
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Apr 20, 2013 - 04:19pm PT
Yeah Reilly, that would be ideal in theory. The problem is reaching back and being able to get to the handle of your pilot chute, 100% of the time. It only takes a few seconds of not being able to find it that will get you killed.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Apr 20, 2013 - 04:45pm PT
Eine deutsche Entspsrechung fr "to thread the needle" ist mir nicht bekannt.
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Apr 20, 2013 - 06:49pm PT
In-F*#king-Sane


Margin of error < 0
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Apr 20, 2013 - 06:52pm PT
He used to date Britney Spears when he was 19, ha ha.

Same with anyone that had a few bumps of coke and a Starbucks Gift Card back in '07.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Apr 20, 2013 - 07:47pm PT
Haha Gdavis! Bingo!
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