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Wingsuits: For Extreme Skydiving
I went tandem skydiving once. After landing on earth, I trembled for an hour. It was terrifying and wonderful all at once. Who knew it could get more intense?
- A wingsuit is a customized jumpsuit with flaps under the arms and between the legs that harness the wind, letting you engage in controlled falling/flying.
- Sometimes called a "birdman suit," a wingsuit makes you look like a flying squirrel -- but not as hairy and rodent-like.
- If you're interested, you can buy your own wingsuit and take some wingsuit classes.
Three more very-worth-checking-out wingsuit vids after the jump:
Here's a clip of formation wingsuit-ing:
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