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Old 03-13-2008, 03:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Here is a question for all to ponder. What is the most efficient way of descending a mountain?

Certainly not by car...

walk? too slow
bike? better, but still too slow.
glissade? better hope there's snow
glide? with what?
skydive? mmm...getting warmer

A video for all of us driving in the slow lane.

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Another video for those interested. My palms had never gotten so sweaty before watching this video...your's might too if you can see the feat beyond being a video. Imagine taking the plunge...I get goosebumps now.

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Old 03-13-2008, 03:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've really wanted to try hand gliding and gliding in a skin suit. Being poor stops me. Not because I can't afford to do it one, but because I can't afford to get addicted to it. Base jumping is illegal here, and in many places, but is a cheaper way to sky dive haha.

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Old 03-22-2008, 09:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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More Flying Squirrel-like...



What about spiders?

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Old 03-22-2008, 10:16 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I've really wanted to try hand gliding and gliding in a skin suit. Being poor stops me. Not because I can't afford to do it one, but because I can't afford to get addicted to it. Base jumping is illegal here, and in many places, but is a cheaper way to sky dive haha.

If you've never sky dived, go do it. You need to.
Not quite hang gliding, but some of the most amazing videos I've ever seen. I suppose this thread is becoming a video-dump, so post them if you have them... I love this stuff. Oh how I envy...

Himalaya Bivouac Flying


John Silvester Bublimotin


John Silvester Hunza Peak


John Silvester Rakaposhi


Brad Sanders Karakorum Flying


Brad Sanders Tirich Mir Circumnavigation


Homage Base


Loic Jean Albert


Speed-Flying the Eiger


Papua New Guinea Bush Flying


Sandbar Landings


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