OT: The sickest freefall stunt ever, flying between buildings in downtown Rio

Submitted by iawolve on March 16th, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Something to take your mind off the BTT

Granted, in a wingsuit, you have some ability to steer, HOWEVER, flying between those towers before pulling the ripcord was effing insane. Hate to be a spoiler, but I could not figure out what the big deal was until they wanted to go Iron Man flying through downtown Rio.

http://youtu.be/GFmvMHPQ1k8

(Mod Edit - Why not...it's been mostly contemplative on the board today, and this is actually pretty cool. LSA)

Comments

jmblue

March 16th, 2013 at 8:39 PM ^

Great, but I think there's too much going on right now, between Michigan basketball, hockey and football, for posts like this on the board.

UMfan21

March 16th, 2013 at 9:22 PM ^

One of my ancestors/distant relatives helped pioneer the winged suit in the early 20th century. He died in France when his chute didnt open.

I can't post a link here, but google "Clem Sohn". A true daredevil whose death even made Time magazine.

YoOoBoMoLloRoHo

March 16th, 2013 at 10:47 PM ^

I could never, but glad someone is nuts enough to pull it off & film it for the rest of us sane folks.

Imagine if you were working in that building and you see these 2 objects fly rough right between - I'd crap myself.

cozy200

March 16th, 2013 at 11:19 PM ^

Over played all of it on youtube so its nice to get distracted again. Amazing how far pure adrenaline takes you. "Some people snort for it, jab a vein... All you gotta do is jump"

Mlaw2010

March 17th, 2013 at 4:36 PM ^

I saw a segment on Real Sports about these guys and they showed video of one guy hitting a bridge and (obviously) dying. I have trouble watching this stuff ever since.