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Human cormorants and dolphins
November 10, 2012 7:11 AM   Subscribe

Tony Stark style daredevils "flying" over, under and through the water (SLYT) This video (warning: annoying music) gets off to a slow start, but then the air ballet begins and the people turn into cormorants and dolphins. Enjoy!
posted by carmicha (26 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Now that IS best of the web!
posted by sfts2 at 7:20 AM on November 10, 2012


Iron Man, not Daredevil. Sheesh.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 7:21 AM on November 10, 2012


The "d" was lower case, ricochet. Sheesh!
posted by carmicha at 7:26 AM on November 10, 2012


Namor like, surely?
posted by The Whelk at 7:43 AM on November 10, 2012



DON'T CROSS THE STREAMS!!!!
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 7:56 AM on November 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


Never heard that song before. Hope to never hear it again.
posted by dobbs at 9:07 AM on November 10, 2012 [6 favorites]


Ok, I really want to try this out.
posted by peacheater at 9:28 AM on November 10, 2012


Namor like, surely?

I would totally attach tiny ridiculous wings to my ankles if I were doing this!
posted by jason_steakums at 10:06 AM on November 10, 2012


Is there a name for this activity?
posted by AElfwine Evenstar at 10:14 AM on November 10, 2012


ah flyboarding...ew I feel icky after linking to the mail. ick.
posted by AElfwine Evenstar at 10:20 AM on November 10, 2012


That is pretty cool! I do wonder about having your face be the thin end of the wedge when you dive into the ocean from that height at that speed. Ow.
posted by LobsterMitten at 10:24 AM on November 10, 2012


I think the hovering is cool, but I don't think I'd want to hit the water head-first, over and over, while under power.
posted by Wild_Eep at 10:28 AM on November 10, 2012


This is how we'll travel in the future, except we'll have jets that run on air pressure instead attached to our feet and shiny silver one-piece jumpsuits as our only wardrobe piece. 2112 will be a glorious time to be alive!
posted by but no cigar at 10:38 AM on November 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Personally, I like when the jet skies were belching out smoke!
posted by Somnolent Jack at 11:16 AM on November 10, 2012


Man, you weren't kidding about the annoying music.
posted by asnider at 11:46 AM on November 10, 2012


Holy crap that guy at 3:25.

But why is it the people who do the most incredible things physically like wing suiting or downhill biking nearly all set their videos to ridiculous music? (Seriously, the consistency is interesting and there must be some kind of explanation.)
posted by postcommunism at 12:17 PM on November 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm going to make a DIY version with a jetski, firehose, KISS boots and the handles from an elliptical machine.
posted by univac at 12:51 PM on November 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


postcommunism - I figure they are too busy with their incredible physical activities to follow and curate music. They should let their more sedentary and musically obsessed friends do it!
posted by flaterik at 1:58 PM on November 10, 2012


My theory about the pervasive annoying music associated with these types of videos is that we're hearing an original work written and sung by a friend with his/her band, perhaps to avoid royalty payments or just because doing it that way is so very very rad. The article Aelfwine Evensong linked, which I had not seen despite its similar analogies to Iron Man and dolphins, has good close-up pictures of the rigs and the price: £4200.
posted by carmicha at 2:44 PM on November 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Perhaps the musical taste is cultural. These people are often Europeans. French, in this case, German and Swiss in the case of the videos postcommunism linked.
posted by ssg at 5:07 PM on November 10, 2012


When you see the enormous volume of propellant necessary to keep a man aloft even for a few seconds, it really makes Iron Man and other characters with rocket boots seem ridiculous.
posted by straight at 10:16 PM on November 10, 2012


Iron Man runs on Arc Reactor technology which runs on RAINBOWS AND UNICORNS
posted by The Whelk at 11:08 PM on November 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Is that Dirk Diggler on the soundtrack?
posted by ODiV at 11:57 PM on November 10, 2012


And I thought "douche nozzle" was just a figure of speech.
posted by w0mbat at 11:58 PM on November 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Iron Man runs on Arc Reactor technology which runs on RAINBOWS AND UNICORNS

Not in 1963 he didn't.
posted by straight at 1:28 PM on November 11, 2012


That video was as exciting as that song was terrible.
posted by krinklyfig at 6:30 PM on November 13, 2012


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