Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Just a couple of guys out for some Saturday fun

A friend recently sent me a link to this video that I found to be absolutely fascinating.  It's footage of some wingsuited base jumpers doing their thing somewhere in China.  It's apparently some sort of Red Bull stunt.  They wear suits that have webbing between their outstretched arms and their bodies and in between their legs that in effect make them human flying wings.  The first minute has footage of life in a big Chinese city....nothing to do with the theme of the video, but still interesting....then moves on to a tourist attraction somewhere in mountainous China.  It's definitely worth watching.  

I can only imagine the size of the cajones of the first guy who tried this.  Or maybe it was a woman.  Hmmmm....



  1. WOW! This was incredible. Thanks for sharing it. I know the Chinese are catching a lot of FLAK right now but they truly are to be admired for so many reasons.

  2. You can count me out. Very cool but consider me a non participant. File this one under *crazy bastards*.

  3. Thanks for sharing the link with some lovely scenery. The Europeans have been doing this for awhile now in the Alps etc. The advent of digital helmet cams and internet make it exciting to share and view.


  4. Not for me either. Hang gliding even scares me.

  5. I'm not sure if I had enough guts to try it, given the chance, but it looks very tempting and fun.

    Gorgeous scenery!