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Nissan Outdoor Games Chamonix '09

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http://winter.outdoorgames.org/en/

Looks like a pretty cool event, and it just so happens that I will be in Chamonix while it is happening!
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Those guys are nuts! Great clip, BTW.
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I had no idea that a paraglider can do those things. That guy's birth certificate must have an expiration date stamped on it.
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I had no idea that a paraglider can do those things. That guy's birth certificate must have an expiration date stamped on it.
Agreed! I had no idea that a glider could flip and spin so quickly... here's some stoke from last year's competiton, I can't wait to see this years in person.


For those who haven't followed the link, it seems the comp. goes something like this:

A skier/snowboarder, mountaineer/ice climber, BASE jumper, paraglider, and wingsuit flyer go out with a photographer and videographer for five days. The goal is for them to make the sickest 20 still photos and 5min video that they can, these photos and videos are then judged for content, etc... and all shown at a big festival downtown in Cham.

SO psyched that I will be there for the festie!
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OMG! How often do those wingsuit guys splat themselves?
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OMG! How often do those wingsuit guys splat themselves?
One would have to assume that splat = death in this case, so probably not too often.

They DO come REALLY close to the ground/trees/cliffs, etc though!





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This guy goes 'splat' after he pulls his chute
(survives though...)
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This guy goes 'splat' after he pulls his chute
(survives though...)
Yikes... Magna Cum Error!

Obviously Loic hasn't splated. Yet. I think probability of survival would be very low, there must be some dead newbs in the Chamonix cemetery though.

Sure is entertaining though! I'd do it for sure if it didn't look so deadly!
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