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Old 05-08-2018, 03:18 PM
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Thanks for posting this!

Beautiful film footage. Noted ground shadows just under the flyer in a couple of spots -- very close the ground!

Seems too easy to manipulate the result by when the jumper pulls the parachute though but it's a fun watch including the "how it was made" video that followed.

(And there are poisonous vipers in Switzerland!)

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Neat video. I liked the Camaro stare down.

I did something called a Via Ferrata in Switzerland and watched some wingsuit base jumpers dive off the cliff. It was pretty cool. Made video of the whole thing but this guy's is much better. Not car related but skip to one minute in and watch few seconds the kind of cahones it takes to just let go and jump. If you ever find yourself in Murren Switzerland, the Via Ferrata its a pants-pooping must.

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Only video that would be better would to be in 3D! Pants wetting for sure in just the video, I'm exhausted just viewing it. Thanks for posting it -- I think.

This makes jumping from a C141 seem like it's for sissies. Can't see this being allowed in North America other than clandestinely as the liability insurance would be unaffordable. The guys who erected the trail had the hard job. Didn't like crossing the one rope (cable) bridge toes out (duck footed). Slip off and you'll be in the boys choir. Toes in (pigeon toed) and hope your harness holds.

We used the same basic tether on the Sydney Harbour Bridge but no one jumped off in our party. Looks like the same clips on my offshore tether. Easy and secure even with gloves on.

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Damn, this makes me miss my C7 so much.

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Neat video. I liked the Camaro stare down.

I did something called a Via Ferrata in Switzerland and watched some wingsuit base jumpers dive off the cliff. It was pretty cool. Made video of the whole thing but this guy's is much better. Not car related but skip to one minute in and watch few seconds the kind of cahones it takes to just let go and jump. If you ever find yourself in Murren Switzerland, the Via Ferrata its a pants-pooping must.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWOYx1aOYuQ
Awesome video, I remember seeing people jump from those cliffs when we were in Murren or rather, from the valley below. they looked so tiny up there. I could never... what you did looks super cool though and frightening but in a mostly safe sort of way.
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Can't see this being allowed in North America other than clandestinely as the liability insurance would be unaffordable.
There are a handful of Via Ferratas in the US, mostly in national parks. The cable route on Half Dome in Yosemite is the only one I've been on. Plenty of people do it without a via ferrata system, but I sure felt more comfortable being clipped in.
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Chevy, you're 5 years late! That video is awesome though OP, it's very well done.
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Those flying squirrel guys are CRAZY! Man! Take large huevos to hit those kinda speeds.

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