Sunday, 24 May 2009

Wingsuit Base Jumping - the new extreme sport

This has to be one of the most extreme sports of all time. It takes base jumping to a whole new level by combining this already dangerous pastime with the latest advances in wingsuit technology developed over the last 10 years.

The most dangerous part has to be the practice known as "proximity flying" where the wingsuit base jumper glides over the mountain side on the way down only a few metres above the ground!

You really have to see it to know what I'm talking about :-

It literally makes your hairs stand up watching it!

See Also

Loic Jean Albert's Homepage - great details on the history of this sport, starting with Icarus :-) and the evolution of wingsuit technology.

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