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[*] Post 500638 posted on 3-1-2016 at 15:35 Reply With Quote
Looking For A New Outdoor Adventure Hobby?



A Beginner's Guide To Wingsuit Base Jumping

For those of you who are looking for a new hobby for the New Year, here's an idea that I came across on the BBC.

There's a minute and a half video on the BBC explaining the fundamentals; you could consider it a tutorial.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35216548

The text accompanying the video is rather brief:
"Wingsuit base jumpers have been explaining the basics of the popular extreme sport. It involves jumping from cliffs or mountains wearing a suit with wings that inflates during the jump, enabling the person wearing it to fly. The sport can be dangerous but these enthusiasts insist they take safety seriously." How to land is also covered. And group descents are all the rage.

And of course good olde YouTube has all kinds of videos/selfies/whatever ("Wingsuit Base Jumping" for search words will do). Up, Up, & Away! (Technically speaking , it's actually Down, Down, & Whoa There!)
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[*] Post 500639 posted on 3-1-2016 at 15:45 Reply With Quote


Tag, you're het!
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[*] Post 500644 posted on 3-1-2016 at 17:02 Reply With Quote


I think I might go on a diet before getting my wings on.
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