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"We’re talking about real, human-powered flight"

Why are so many BASE jumpers dying? The answer [warning, graphic description] is more complicated than "because they are jumping off cliffs". [more inside]
posted by jeather on Aug 31, 2016 - 143 comments

"I definitely felt Dean was invincible."

On Saturday evening, May 16, BASE jumpers Dean Potter and Graham Hunt died after attempting a wingsuit flight from Taft Point, a 7,500-foot promontory that overlooks Yosemite Valley and El Capitan. [more inside]
posted by chavenet on May 18, 2015 - 108 comments

Flight of the Frenchies

The Frenchies in question are Tancrède Melet and Julien Millot. They are the subjects of the award-winning 2011 film, "I Believe I Can Fly"; here's a 13-min segment of that film, showing the two men atop some Norwegian cliffs "highlining" (climbing + slacklining + tightrope walking), BASE jumping and parachuting, all with tremendous panache. The full film is available for rental ($3) or purchase ($7). [more inside]
posted by GrammarMoses on Nov 13, 2014 - 9 comments

"It's a choice I've made, making people who care about me worry."

Split of a Second is an eight and a half minute youtube video about wingsuit flying and a practitioner of the art.
posted by jason's_planet on Dec 12, 2013 - 8 comments

Don't just read russian. You must think Russian.

People; ask not what F14's can do for you, but rather, what F14People can do for SLYoutubewhatwoahwowJetFighters are People?
posted by infinite intimation on Dec 15, 2011 - 38 comments

It's a beautiful day to fly or die

The hotel Bali in Spain is a wonderful place to base jump from.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Oct 16, 2011 - 27 comments

Crack Flying

Jeebus this is thrilling (SLYT)
posted by lonemantis on Nov 29, 2010 - 72 comments

H2omg that's awesome

Underwater Basejumping. That is all.
posted by allkindsoftime on Jun 5, 2010 - 49 comments

You Might As Well Jump

The supersonic jump of Felix Baumgartner. previously [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Mar 15, 2010 - 13 comments

Cowboy Desperado.

First-person base jumping in Switzerland. Stick with it, as the horizontal movement across the rock face using the gliding bodysuit will blow your mind.
posted by lazaruslong on Oct 18, 2009 - 76 comments

Xstream(ing) videos . . .

Enjoy a wide selection of free extreme sports shorts [flash] in the "Sweetspots" section of the Nike ACG website. Includes further ridiculousness shot in the same location as this previous post
posted by protorp on Jan 29, 2009 - 4 comments

buzzin the walls

At the beginning of windsuit base jumping, we were trying to get as far from the wall as possible...and now its getting boring so we play around. (money shot at 3:10)
posted by allkindsoftime on Jan 4, 2009 - 83 comments

Burj Dubai BASE Jump

World Record BASE Jump: from 650 meters up the Burj Dubai. [Via]
posted by homunculus on Nov 22, 2008 - 47 comments

Dean Potter walks the line (and then jumps off)

"He had learned this extreme form of tightrope walking from a homeless man who wrote books on quantum physics." Iconoclastic rockclimber Dean Potter combines highlining, a form of tightrope walking, with BASE-jumping. This jaw-dropping video of Potter "baselining" 900' above a canyon in Utah provides a taste of what to expect from The Aerialist, a recent documentary profiling this insane lunatic innovative athlete. [more inside]
posted by donovan on Mar 16, 2008 - 37 comments

Not for acrophobes.

Human flight. Birdman suits enable the wearer to fly. You can jump from land or sky. If that's not exciting enough for you, add a rocket.
posted by desjardins on Oct 3, 2007 - 27 comments


BASE! How low can you go? Four and a half minutes of base jumping goodness. Google vid.
posted by vronsky on Feb 6, 2007 - 45 comments

See you on the ground

Men falling from the sky [14MB Quicktime] (via newstoday)
posted by gwint on Dec 15, 2004 - 70 comments

How many died needlessly?

How many died needlessly? If those who jumped from the WTC had parachutes, they probably would live to tell of it.
posted by HoldenCaulfield on Dec 10, 2001 - 61 comments

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