Iâ€™ve gone skydiving, and it was fun, and it scared the piss out of me, but Iâ€™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, youâ€™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 youâ€™re about to die just before you actually do. Interested? Check out Fran Ã§ois Bon and Antoine Montantâ€™s speedfly descent down Mount Eiger in first person movie mode:
If that doesnâ€™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 didnâ€™t open possibility just doesnâ€™t do it for you anymore, fear not, thereâ€™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]