Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Da Bomb

Wingsuits are da bomb, it would appear.


  1. Wow. That looks like fun. It also looks like the single most stupidly dangerous extreme sport ever invented. What, was BASE jumping not dangerous enough? I am having some difficulty even enumerating all of the failure modes of the activity: in-flight navigation error, parachute failure, unexpected winds (which, of course, never occur in the vicinity of vertical terrian features), opening too late, opening at the wrong angle... Of course, all of these failure modes (and many more, no doubt) will likely lead to a resolutely closed casket at the funeral. I certainly hope that lot has not had time to reproduce yet, so that the Darwinnowing may proceed with maximum efficiency.

    All that said, I do wish it wasn't so very dangerous, since it looks like a whole lot of fun.

  2. Very cool looking. I strongly suspect that it is not a Mondul-approved past time though. Better stick to cars.

  3. Well, actually I am the one who showed the video to Michael. Of the two of us, I'm more likely to attempt such a thing. Michael is afraid of heights. ;)

    Of course, I'm afraid of splattering myself into the side of a cliff (call me overly sensitive if you must). Thus, I'll probably steer clear of this activity, too.