I’ve gone skydiving, and it was fun, and it scared the piss out of me, but I’d imagine that after a while you would just get used to that feeling and it would no longer be fun to just jump out of the plane and float around for a while. Once that happens, if you want to keep getting that nice little adrenaline fix, you’ve got to find some way of getting that scare the piss out of you feeling back, otherwise you might as well just be grocery shopping with a parachute on. So what are you options? One is to speedfly, a method of descending a mountain on skis where you skim along, just above the ground and hundreds of sharp, jagged rocks, often touching the ground for a brief while only to lift off again and shoot out over a cliff, flying along at breakneck speeds with just enough reaction time to realize that you’re about to die just before you actually do. Interested? Check out Fran çois Bon and Antoine Montant’s speedfly descent down Mount Eiger in first person movie mode:
If that doesn’t get your blood flowing, how about jumping out of a plane, only to land in the back seat of a moving car? Top Gear attempted to do just that, parachuting into the back of a Mercedes Benz at speed:
So if the whole falling to the ground because your chute didn’t open possibility just doesn’t do it for you anymore, fear not, there’s sure to be something else you can try with a chute on that will require a new set of undies afterwards.
[Via: High T3ch Magazine]