Must watch: 12 outrageous speed flying videos that’ll make you want to soar

Must watch: 12 outrageous speed flying videos that’ll make you want to soar

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For some daredevils, skiing down a 55-degree slope with variable snow conditions around cavernous crevasses isn’t enough of a thrill. Following in the footsteps of Shane McConkey, today’s speed flying skiers fulfill their wildest dreams by strapping a pair of skis on their feet and a parachute on their backs before pointing straight down the fall line. Once the ‘chute fills with air, these adventure seekers lift off from the ground and miraculously begin soaring through the air.

Influenced by B.A.S.E. jumpers and paragliders, these specialized athletes combine technical parachuting skills with expert skiing to access new terrain and experience a completely new kind of thrill. Take a look below at some of the most eye-popping speed flying clips the internet has to offer and be inspired to go fast, catch air and push your limits this coming winter season.

12. Now, that’s how you barrel roll!

Back in birdness #stunt #bird ????@_permastoked @warrenmillerent @blackcrows_skis @norrona @oakleyskiing

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11. Threading the needle done right.

my #takeoff of yesterday was a bit tight! @eric_gira #timetteleali #climbtofly

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10. Speed flying—from the ski’s perspective.

9. Just a casual hike-to-fly mission into the backcountry.

8. That moment when you avoid hitting all the trees…

Fun couple days flying down some hills with @jondevore #redbullairforce #redbull #smithoptics #k2skis @k2_skis

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7. Too close for comfort?

6. That’s a great place for a takeoff.

5. Just a quick in-bounds lap at Crystal Mountain.

4. Playing follow the leader… speed flying style.

@zaiteromar making it look easy.

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3. Here’s an innovative way to access new terrain.

Something in production! #accessing #steeplines #byfairmeans #husa

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2. Soaring above the trees at Stevens Pass.

1. The most insane video award goes to…

Bonus Content:

Speed flying with JT Holmes and GoPro’s new 360-camera, Fusion

Read an exclusive interview with Holmes about the experience right here.

This stunt was crazy enough to actually work.

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