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post #1 of 14
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Not a ski movie, but oh my gawd.......

http://bobandsylvia.com/WINGSUIT.htm

This is pretty seriously sick.
post #2 of 14
Yeah, I can see how that would get pretty boring if you weren't two feet away from the jagged rock wall......

Whoa is right and I'll add iiiiiiiiieeeeeeeee!!!!
post #3 of 14
YEP. My limited understanding of aerodynamics suggests this is a great way to cash your life insurance policy early. But then, I once saw a parasailer in France - similar terrain, similar cliff technique - run into a twisting downdraft, get his lines tangled. Not a happy ending.
post #4 of 14
Rocky & Bullwinkle are even in awe.

Anyone wanna' put a few bucks on which one of em' screws the pooch first?

Amazing .. ... f'ing nuts .. but amazing.
post #5 of 14
yep, all I can up with, after watching is.... WHOA!!

One of my two questions was partially answered in last few frames.... how do they land?

My other question remains open.... who was crazy enough to try this first? :
post #6 of 14
for those of us up in the mountains with dial up, what is the image, just a brief descrip, squirrel suits near a cliff?
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by davluri View Post
for those of us up in the mountains with dial up, what is the image, just a brief descrip, squirrel suits near a cliff?
Movie shows some distant shots and some squirrels-eye view shots. Guys turn to stay near cliff as it curves around, looks very close. Also fly low over some plateaus, buzz tourists standing on a road. It may be an illusion, but it looks like they go a long way over flat ground (without much extra altitude) before the ground drops away again. The clip starts with one of them commenting that getting far away from the cliff got boring, so they started to play around.
post #8 of 14
Holy flying squirrel, Batman!

More like "loose wingnut"...
post #9 of 14
I wouldn't be surprised if an eagle or other bird got spooked and shot out of its nest and took one of them out. I'm with DKN-who was the nutjob that tried this the first time?
post #10 of 14
That is SICK. Really looks fun with more room for error.
post #11 of 14
H'm pop quiz. If rocky the falling squirrel eats too many nuts the night before and puts on a few pounds, does that change the rate of descent and aerodynamics any?
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by catskills View Post
H'm pop quiz. If rocky the falling squirrel eats too many nuts the night before and puts on a few pounds, does that change the rate of descent and aerodynamics any?
here, let me diagram this for you....


...normally svelte Rocky in flight


...after too many nuts. Note the expanded paunch and awkward form, known in skiing circles as "sitting back on his tail."


... the all too real world consequences.


IN NEXT WEEK'S EPISODE, ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE GO ICE CLIMBING.....
post #13 of 14
I'll bet they have the stall speed calculated and are going to try a water landing.

Not to give them any ideas or anything .. :
post #14 of 14
This is a rip-off of a segment from the latest Matchstick ski-porn movie Seven Sunny Days.

Buy the movie, the skiing's incredible, and this segment is also fantastic on the big screen.
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