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How To : Barrel roll in a wingsuit

This new and way more extreme form of BASE jumping involves a modified jumpsuit that makes you into a human airfoil. Called a squirrel suit or bird suit, this new sport is as close as man has got to flying. The barrel roll is a sweet stunt that involves a huge level of control ...more

News : Slackline Record Holder Very Nearly Buys the Farm

Slacklining is an *extreme-nut* sport of balance. It is a version of "tightrope walking" across great heights (note: distinct difference from tightrope: the rope is not as taut, but more elastic, trampoline-like). Christian Schou currently holds the Guinness World Record titl ...more

News : Squirrelsuit at 120+ mph

Thanks to the squirrel suit, AKA wingsuit, man can move from land to air effortlessly. Matchstick's jumpers reach terminal velocity within 15 seconds, flying at 120 mph. Matchstick Films had one objective when they shot this film. Ski off cliffs without thinking about the lan ...more

Adrenaline Rush vs. Death : The Science of Risk

For some, adrenaline beats out every time. Though I've seen countless videos of base jumping, the sport never ceases to amaze. The video below, Last Walk Around Mirror Lake – Boom Bip (Boards of Canada Remix), is no exception to the rule. Shot in Norway, FroschYankee's footag ...more

News : From Dying To Flying

Dean Potter, one of National Geographic's Ten Adventurers of the Year, set a world record for base jumping in 2009. Via NatGeo: "On a sunny afternoon in mid-August, Dean Potter stepped onto a tongue of rock just below the summit of Switzerland’s Eiger and jumped off... By th ...more

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