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erco
01-17-2012, 05:45 PM
If you're a desk jockey and your lifestyle is a bit too sedentary, watch this video from your chair and give your heart a well-deserved workout. Fast forward to the minute mark, then watch the guy "thread the needle" at 3:35. Yowsah.


http://player.vimeo.com/video/31481531?autoplay=1


Then have a beer to celebrate. You'll live longer!

http://health.yahoo.net/experts/dayinhealth/10-surprising-health-benefits-beer

ElectricAye
01-17-2012, 06:11 PM
From the beer article: "Beer contains high levels of silicon, which is linked to bone health."

Silicon vs. calcium. Now I'm torn. Should I stay at home and mix a few Prop chips into my brewski.... or go out for a milkshake with a hollywood starlet?

mindrobots
01-17-2012, 07:07 PM
Silicon versus Silicone. Silicon may be good for bone health...if married, extra Silicone IS NOT good for health! :lol:

Duane Degn
01-17-2012, 07:15 PM
If you're a desk jockey and your lifestyle is a bit too sedentary, watch this video from your chair and give your heart a well-deserved workout. Fast forward to the minute mark, then watch the guy "thread the needle" at 3:35. Yowsah.


That video blew my mind.

I remember from aviation ground school (it was free at our community college), you're supposed fly over a mountain half again as high as the mountain. The wind coming over the mountain can produce dangerous down drafts. Those guys look very vunerable to a slight gust of wind.

Amazing!

skylight
01-18-2012, 03:08 PM
Thanks erco, I needed some evidence to show my wife that drinking does you good :smile:

Publison
01-18-2012, 06:14 PM
Reminds me of my early days of Hang Gliding, 40 years ago. Oh @*&!, watch out for the tree, (to the tune of George of the Jungle).

As for a warm Guinness, history has already told us that this is good. :)

localroger
01-19-2012, 12:24 AM
That's actually a pretty typical day for a wingsuit base jumper, although most of the wingsuit videos I've seen have been from the Alps, which aren't as picturesque. You'll notice they land at a corporate logo'd spot; part of the competition is those close passes. There's not much risk from wind effects when your best glide ratio is 4:1; you're pretty much falling like a rock anyway. And I have seen a wingsuit snuff video where the poor dude miscalculated and ran headfirst into a vehicle suspension bridge instead of passing under it, to the horror of the spectators on the bridge.