- Now this IS living
Re flying close and being able pull up at the last minute…it’s as if the buzz of flying isn’t quite enough, oh no they have to take to the next level, by flying no more than a few metres from tree-tops and cliff edges 😯
Ps if you didn’t the first time, watch it again on a decent sized screen in HD…Posted 4 years agoseosamh77Subscriber
Is it not something crazy like 1 in 10 of those guy die? Saw one video once of one of them smashing into a bridge.
Danger aside though it is pretty amazing, and tbh I’d love a shot, dunno If I have the balls to go through with it mind, ****, don’t even know if I’d have the bottle to do a parachute jump! 😆Posted 4 years agowhatnobeerMember
There is a great documentary available on netflix called BirdMen which tells the history of the wing suit through to the modern pioneers. Incredibly interesting and tinged with sadness in places it’s a great watch.
As for pulling up, the way I understand it is that you can slow your rate of falling but can’t actually fly ‘upwards’. I think that dramatic changes in vertical position are pretty hard to pull off.Posted 4 years agojairajSubscriber
how much extra lift can you generate if you suddenly find yourself a tad to close a tree or rock?
They do not generate enough lift for you to go upwards, they simply allow you to control your rate of descent. Once you are committed to a line that’s it. It takes a lot of experience to judge it correctly.Posted 4 years ago
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