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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 02:27 PM
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Cool Video: Ski-gliding in Switzerland
:scared:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut1kGmOhzWQ&eurl=

The skier is wearing the camera, it's like you are doing it too, really awesome.


But probably not a good idea to watch with a hang-over.

I didnt' know people even did this, but I suppose you could do just about any water or snow sport with a parachute if you wanted to.

:wow:
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Drum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 02:36 PM
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1. OMFG!
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 02:38 PM by Drum
That is some James-Bond shit!

That's the most intense YouTube vid I've seen yet...whewwwww!


edit---this gets a recommend!
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 02:46 PM
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2. Isn't it great?!
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 02:50 PM by idgiehkt
I'd love to see it on one of those whatchmacallit type screens that the showed the movie Everest on (I hate it when i can't think of the name of stuff like that).

Is it "I-max" or something?

edit: man, it's even better on 'full screen'. That part where he goes off the cliff makes my stomach flip-flop every time.
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Drum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 02:57 PM
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3. I know, that dropoff...
I went hang-gliding once in Rio, from the top of some mountain and down to the beach near Ipanema. That first few seconds of the ground dropping away so suddenly was just crazy, and this para-skiing one completely reminded me of that.

:scared:/exhilarated
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:13 PM
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4. I've never done anything like that
I've skied a couple of times but that's all. These people have such balls...I think their brain works faster or differently than people like me. I dated a girl like this once. Once she was roller blading for the first time ever in a pair of really cheap "Barbie" roller blades that belonged to the child of a friend of hers. All of a sudden she takes off down this really steep part of the road that drops for like a mile. She just kind of leaned down and focused and held her position til she got to the bottom, lol, she was on the wrong side of the road and she actually outran a car. She was just fearless. If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes I wouldn't have believed it. I would have made myself fall at the top just to get out of it, my mind kind of panics, but she just looked at it as a challenge.
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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:51 PM
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5. Holy shit.
Looks like fun. Knowing my canopy control, I would have been a red stain on the mountain in the first 100 yards.
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:13 PM
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6. Pretty damn cool
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Drum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:13 PM
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7. kick.
:)
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:25 PM
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8. The mountains have so much
exposed rock! :scared:
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Drum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:53 PM
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9. crazy, huh? & looks like they're going so fast!
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 11:35 PM
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10. kicking it since people might be over their hangovers by now
& cause I just feel like it.
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Drum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 10:06 AM
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11. re-kicking idgie's fine (but overlooked) post.
Give this a try, folks...it's more invigorating than most caffeine-containing beverages...:D

:kick:
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bmbmd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 01:16 PM
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12. Reminds me of the "Soaring" ride
at Epcot Center.
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