Have you ever seen people flying with wingsuits? I’ve seen a few videos of people doing, and it seems absolutely insane. I get how adrenaline junkies can get right into it, but just the thought of it is terrifying to me, and I’m assuming most other sane individuals.
Since I have no interest really at all in trying it out, I kinda figured I’d never get the chance to actually experience what it’s like… But now, with GoPro cameras literally everywhere, we can experience crazy stuff like that like never before!
Check out this literal birds-eye view of flying with a wingsuit!
Now if you’re looking at that and thinking “That video is way too smooth. There’s no way that’s real.” Well, you’re kind of right. The is indeed real, it’s just been stabilized. For proof, here’s the unstabilized version:
That looks a little more real, doesn’t it? It blows my mind that these guys actually drop down below the treeline while gliding down the side of that mountain. At any second, they’re mere feet from a painful and certain death. Balls of steel, I’ll tell ya.
Here’s the backwards-looking footage the other guy got on his way down:
That’s not even the craziest wingsuit video out there! How about this one of a guy who flies through a gap in some rocks just slightly more than two metres wide!
Well, there’s my thirst for action quenched for the day!