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 Super Moderator

    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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