Crazy Flying Suit People

Discussion in 'The Thunderdome' started by Tenacious D, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    Crazy-assed flight suits.

    Would you do this (with proper instruction / equipment)? I would, in a heartbeat, despite the fact that I would likely die in the attempt.


    XXROCKYTOPXX Chieftain

    Damn straight I would...

    I watched the below video 3-4 months ago and begged my wife to let me try it. Obviously that was a no-go.

  3. Guys, you are watching Jeb Corliss. He is probably the best on Earth at the proximity flying game. This is not something you do after a few lessons.

    Even the pros die at this game. Let Jeb describe what happened to his close friend Duane Weston in 2003.


    There is a video here that is a bit more in detail. At 6:30 he talks about Weston's death and 'proximity flying', which is what you are watching.

    Skydiver Hits a Bridge - E60 Feature Wing and a Prayer

    XXROCKYTOPXX Chieftain

    I wasn't suggesting that I would be "grinding the crack" any time soon. I know it's dangerous and takes a lot of practice but I would definitely do it if I could.
  5. TennTradition

    TennTradition Super Moderator

    This was a big thing in Norway when I was there. No way would I do this. Uh-Uh. You ain't gonna catch me squirrel-diving.
  6. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    Not to be a know-it-all, but I would know not to hit a bridge.
  7. I watched the second video again. NOPE! Weston did not say, "Jeb, you're going to get close to the bridge. Watch me, I'm gonna hit that mother[uck fay]er at a 'hunnert n' twenny'!"
  8. tidwell

    tidwell Chieftain

    Would not do.
  9. Volst53

    Volst53 Super Moderator

    Looks badass, but I don't know if my balls are big enough.
  10. IP

    IP "You don't know what it is like in our universe."

    I'm glad SOJ was here. Saved Tenny D's life.
  11. IP, would you like to try this sport? I was lying about needing lots of training. A smart fellow like you could pul it off after watching the video a couple of time. I have a friend I can get with, and hook you up with a wingsuit for the day.

    All I ask, is that you let me film. I don't want to miss a moment of the fun.

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