You people are wimpy!

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You people are wimpy!

Postby skysurfr » Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:36 pm

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Postby Pier » Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:47 pm

:shock:
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Postby adseguy » Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:30 pm

:shock: :shock:
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Postby Safe_Cracker » Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:55 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock:









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Postby IVO » Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:07 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Holy smoke!


Too bad it isnt in better quality.
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Postby Dechamp » Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:42 pm

I got a adrenalin rush just watching that! Wow that some crazy shiz
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Postby IVO » Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:15 pm

I had to look into this..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-VG9lEY ... r_embedded

wait for the end,happy landing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhVYPaBbgtQ

and the web with more.

http://www.speedflyingtv.com/

and the end I was expecting to show up the score,maybe how many extra lives and magic boxes they have collected on the way down..None..Its not a videogame? :D
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Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:01 pm

They do this a lot in the french alps. Great to watch!
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Postby STF » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:03 pm

gonna try and pick this sport up
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Postby jojy » Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:15 pm

Great.... now I have another 'bug' in my head.... :wink: :lol:
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Postby zulutimer » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:38 pm

I actually witnessed this the last time I went skiing in Lagrave, FR 2 yrs ago, I rode up the gondola with some guys heading up to speed ride. They come from a parapenting background which is huge in the Alps. They just use a smaller chute that keeps them closer to the ground and take off from the peak. There's some cool youtube videos out there of guys going off the Eiger and Mont Blanc.

But I watched a guy take off into a very steep tight 4000 foot vertical couloir with 100 -200 foot rock walls on both sides no more thatn 50 feet wide in some places. Skiing it require 2 rappels down vertical rock wallls. After him, as we skillfully skiied every turn down this no fall zone couloir we kept looking out for a torn chute, blood, body parts.......nothing - he'd made it through.

These guys are CRAZY!!
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Postby Like To Kite » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:23 am

That video is incredible!

Speedflying is on the top of the list for sports that I am learning. I bought a paraglider wing in preparation for learning speedflying. If anyone would like to learn some basics, I am happy to show you what I know. Going out in the right conditions is most important. The wings are extremely similar to land/snow kites. Seems like the perfect combination of skiing, kiting, and flying.
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Postby IVO » Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:41 pm

STF wrote:gonna try and pick this sport up


I like the idea,but where do you wanna learn this?It seems nothing around would be big enough..

http://vimeo.com/17909042
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Postby anderson » Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:06 pm

or maybe don't use a wing at all >>>>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttz5oPpF1Js

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There are speedflying forums here in the US you can get plenty of info and second-hand wings. It would be fun trying that in small Midwestern slopes.
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