This may very well be the most amazing sport I’ve ever witnessed. I’m an avid skydiver, but this guy has taken it to a new high (or should I say LOW). It’s just mind blowing. I’m not sure I can accurately describe it but the video puts you right in the drivers seat.
Right out of the gate I would say that’s the craziest idea I’ve ever heard…but I won’t be at all surprised if that actually happens one of these days.
The only problem I can see is that you might not be able to buzz the ground like that with ski’s on your feet. It’s very important to hold a perfect body position when swooping and even extremely slight changes in position can change your trajectory dramatically. If you’ve ever put your hand out of a car window at high speed and moved it around in the airstream, you will have a very good idea what I mean. I would imagine that if he tried to transition to a standing position at that speed that he would tumble out of control (can you say crash and burn? Ouch.).
There have been several instances of people jumping out of a plane and using their body position to manuever themselves back into the plane…(course the plane has to be in somewhat of a dive for this to happen.) Crazy huh?
It’s said that wearing one of these wingsuits can slow your fall (in a flat and stable body position) to around 38 MPH. I hope I get a chance to demo one of those suits sometime, although i’ll be damned if I’m gonna go buzz a mountain!