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Parasailing/skiing on the Eiger

post #1 of 22
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Pretty intense, especially if you right-click and watch it on youtube fullscreen!

 

post #2 of 22

dumb comment edit


Edited by davluri - 10/16/11 at 10:14am
post #3 of 22

I see the Eiger north wall every day when I leave the house. But I never saw it that way. This guy is crazy! I just wonder why he didn't do it in winter time? Than he would have had more snow. Wow really impressing, thanks for posting this video!

post #4 of 22

Whoa!  Awesome video.  That'll get the heart rate up.

post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by davluri View Post

It's intense mostly due to lack of skills and poor application of a technology of sport to a descent concept, IMO. sketch, sure. intense, ehhh.


I guess if you're a very capable/expert parasailing skier you could find fault with the content of that clip, but my reaction was more in line with the last poster's.

 

Shermine, pretty cool that you get to see that every day!  ;-)

 

This is another one I find pretty exciting...

 

 

I don't imagine the skier is going to be winning any World Cup races, but he's sure having a lot of fun, and it seems like a pretty intense experience, to put it mildly.

post #6 of 22
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I guess if you're a very capable/expert parasailing skier you could find fault with the content of that clip, but my reaction was more in line with the last poster's.

 

Shermine, pretty cool that you get to see that every day!  ;-)

 

This is another one I find pretty exciting...

 

 

I don't imagine the skier is going to be winning any World Cup races, but he's sure having a lot of fun, and it seems like a pretty intense experience, to put it mildly.

 

That video is fantastic.  I don't read German but I *think* that the skier might be Hans Knaus (based on my feeble interpretation of the title).  If it is, he has serious World Cup downhill chops.

 

WHOEVER made that film knows how to frickin' ski. 
 

post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post
That video is fantastic.  I don't read German but I *think* that the skier might be Hans Knaus (based on my feeble interpretation of the title).  If it is, he has serious World Cup downhill chops.


It is Hans Knauss, and he won the downhill at Kitzbuhel in 1999 (info here). I found another clip of the same run that has a little more at the beginning and end, including this...

 

HAHNENKAMM.jpg

 

Clicking on the pic will launch the youtube vid

post #8 of 22

wow, impressing again! I guess even more, if you understand what he is talking about. Mostly how icy the piste is.. Wengen is a special Worldcup too, but I always wanted to watch Kitz in person.

post #9 of 22

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaSlQTkLFvA&p=9C57BBCEE408E34C&playnext=1&index=6

 

Found it :) Hans Knauß did the Wengen downhill as well. Enjoy!

post #10 of 22
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Another thriller, thx for finding/posting! I love the setup with the microphone, and the commentary all through the run! It's hard not to get sweaty palms and break out in a big grin watching and listening to that!

 

Cheers!  ;-)

post #11 of 22

Thats not para-sailing/gliding. It's Speed Flying. There is a difference.

post #12 of 22
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Whatever it is, here's another that might just top the videos of MR's downhill training runs at Ski Cooper!  ;-)

 

post #13 of 22

The original video doesn't work, any chance you can re-post it from another source?

post #14 of 22

that is definitely the scariest skiing I've ever seen. Well Eric Roner ski basing that skinny gnarly couloir in Italy I think it was was right up there. but damn.

 

seeing some u-tube clips showing up of guys blowing it while base jumping, it occurred to me: this is not a great sport for a clutz. Now with speedflying, it's very clear, not a sport for the less talented. these guys have their own sport, a small group for sure, and for obvious reasons. (I saw film of them talking about reducing the size of the chute so that it would have more speed and be more maneuverable. probably taking away just a little more of the margin for error too.)

 

the Eiger, the feared White Spider and the Upper Ice Field, what must the traditionalists think of it becoming a mecca for testing your courage and filming your decent in so many unconventional ways?

 

I don't really believe what I said about 10 posts back. Those things are not real easy to control; WTF, man (dave), that's awesome. these guys just have to fly.


Edited by davluri - 10/16/11 at 10:13am
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by jmaie View Post

The original video doesn't work, any chance you can re-post it from another source?


Sorry, like life itself, ephemeral. It was here, now it be gone. To where I do not know.

post #16 of 22
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I don't imagine the skier is going to be winning any World Cup races, but he's sure having a lot of fun, and it seems like a pretty intense experience, to put it mildly.

Dude, the skier is skiing without poles and carrying the camera! Perhaps that is why you felt his technique was not up to par.
 

 

post #17 of 22

Was this the original video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut1kGmOhzWQ

post #18 of 22
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Let's throw in a wing suit just to make things a little more interesting...

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/taking-on-the-eiger-anderson-cooper-60-minutes

 

That second run ... whoa!

 

A little more...

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-films-jt-holmes-terrifying-run

post #19 of 22
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Let's throw in a wing suit just to make things a little more interesting...

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/taking-on-the-eiger-anderson-cooper-60-minutes

 

That second run ... whoa!

 

A little more...

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-films-jt-holmes-terrifying-run

 

Insane.  Second run is basically how Shane McConkey died.

post #20 of 22
I just watched the 60 minutes piece. Intense!
post #21 of 22
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Yup, too, too much! Really not my place to say, but kinda makes you wonder if Shane didn't reach down and help him get that ski free. Can't watch it without thinking that.

 

Whew - glad he made it through!

post #22 of 22
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Yup, too, too much! Really not my place to say, but kinda makes you wonder if Shane didn't reach down and help him get that ski free. Can't watch it without thinking that.

Whew - glad he made it through!

I bet he was.
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