We've all the seen edited footage of Jeb Corliss' wingsuit crash on Table Mountain. But here's raw, unedited footage most of you haven't seen. The Miracle Man Corliss has recovered from this near-death experience, and still has 8 lives left -- give or take a few. Just the thought of hitting a mountain in a wingsuit at 120 MPH makes me cringe. Imagine how he felt. Glad you're still with us Jeb.
Some days things just don't go your way. This poor skydiver was having one of those bad days. First, the freefly tube was spinning him around like a top. Then, his altimeter gets trapped in his risers on deployment. And finally, he steers one-handed and lands super hard in a ditch. In a situation like this, let go of the damn tube -- it's not worth your life! Live and learn people, live and learn.
Seeing as this is a BASE jump, it's a pretty short jump and canopy ride. But try telling that to the BASE jumper after bashing himself into a wall not once, but TWICE! That shit's gotta hurt. Ouch. Not something we advise trying -- ever. But good on 'em for keeping his cool and (we hope) landing safely.
Man, you can never have too much nylon! Too right! And not only does he survive being wrapped up in three canopies (including his reserve), but he steers that mess with his right hand and his left foot to land safely in a field. True story. What a BADASS!
Videos like this dont usually exist. The reason? Most people would be dead after hitting a canopy in freefall. The upper guy struck the lower guy with both hands on his way by in freefall. I've posted some collision close calls in the past, but this is as close as it gets and still living to talk about it. Be safe out there everyone.
Another visual reminder to watch your handles in the plane! This skydiver's pilot chute gets caught on the inside of the skyvan door. Luckily it wasn't a caravan or otter where the parachute can get caught on the tail of the plane, like this guy. Watch your HANDLES! Watch YOUR handles! WATCH YOUR HANDLES!
It turns out doing a rollover off a bridge CAN be hazardous to your health. Luckily water is good for your health, especially when it breaks your fall.
This is pretty much what you don't want to do on a hop-n-pop. BUT, what she did do right is get a parachute out over her head and landed safely. Primo, numero uno, most important thing. Great. And here are some tips on how to improve: 1) get further forward in the door so you're sure not to hit the back bulkhead, 2) know that the wind outside is strong so be strong yourself, and 3) present to the relative wind. Hope this helps!
Usually milestone jumps are the exciting ones, you know, 100, 500, etc. This one is close to 800, but turned out jump number 790 at Summerfest was the one for the YouTube posterity -- a snappy head down premature opening. Check your gear before every jump! ~MelVideo by Daniel Croft.