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Skydiving

Bohemian Rhapsody Wind Dance

Bohemian Rhapsody Wind Dance

During WindGames 2019, Fred Fernandez turned in an amazing and frenetic performance, set to a medley of classic Queen tunes as he flew through the air in one of those indoor skydiving facilities. Check it out from another angle here.

Wind Games Dance Champ

Wind Games Dance Champ

If you’ve ever been in one of those indoor skydiving facilities, you know it can be a pretty wild experience. Without fear of ever hitting the ground, they even use the chambers for dance competitions. Prepare to be amazed with this performance by freestyle dancer Kyra Poh.

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Skydiving from a Drone

Skydiving from a Drone

A while back, we watched CaseyNeistat hang from a drone that lifted him off the ground, but this feat is even more impressive, as Aerones used their 28-propellor drone to lift skydiver Ingus Augstkalns from a tower to a height of ~1082 ft before he lept off. (Thanks Einarr!)

After Dark

After Dark

Red Bull Air Force athletes Jeffrey Provenzano and Amy Chmelecki went into a wind tunnel, donning LED flight suits and electroluminescent helmets. As they performed their acrobatics, they were recorded with a multiple exposure effect to trace their movements through light.

Double Rainbow Skydive

Double Rainbow Skydive

(LOUD) Check out this awe-inspiring, but way-too-short video captured by skydivers over New Zealand who came across not just one, but two concentric circular rainbows as they headed towards the Earth below.

Riding a Mega Swing

Riding a Mega Swing

Hanging in the basket of a hot air balloon can be quite a thrill. Hanging 400 feet beneath the basket of a hot air balloon, 6000 feet off the ground like these guys from the Red Bull Skydive team is just insane. Awe-inspiring, but still insane.

Skydiving without a Parachute

Skydiving without a Parachute

On 7/30/2016, daredevil Luke Aikins recently jumped from an airplane at 25,000 feet, and headed towards Earth without a chute. The trick to him not being splattered across the desert at the end of his 2-minute freefall? A giant net to break his fall.

Quidditch Skydiving

Quidditch Skydiving

This is probably the closest us muggles will get to playing Quidditch in real life. In this commercial for Colombian telecoms company ETB, a group of skydivers played Hogwart’s dangerous game en route to the ground, complete with brooms and a hoop.

Skypediving

Skypediving

(PG-13: Language) Hostelworld shares this Skype conversation between a joker named Roger and his parents, whose minds were blown when their son suddenly jumped out of a plane and continued their chat while skydiving.

GoPro Falls off Skydiver

GoPro Falls off Skydiver

Kristoffer Örstadius’ dad recently found a GoPro. This is the last video on its memory card, a skydiving video taken about four years ago. At about 1:30 it gets knocked off of the man holding it, and things get trippy. Turn the volume down.

Wingsuit Surfing

Wingsuit Surfing

Team Betsafe skydivers Espen Fadnes and Bjørn Magne Bryn pulled off a perfectly coordinated jump in which one of the men wore a wingsuit and allowed the other to stand on his back for over 20 seconds while approaching with his canopy.

New Skydiving World Record

New Skydiving World Record

Google Senior Vice President of Knowledge Alan Eustace recently set a new world record for skydiving by falling from a height of 135,890ft., eclipsing Felix Baumgartner’s feat by almost 15,000ft. More at Wired and NYT.

Skydive to Slip ‘N Slide

Skydive to Slip ‘N Slide

It sounds like a string of skateboard tricks, but the title is literal. While most slip ‘n slides have the payoff during or after the slide, Niklas Daniel and Brianne Thompson only had it as the icing on their thrill-seeking cake.

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Red Bull Stratos GoPro Footage

Red Bull Stratos GoPro Footage

“I’m coming home now.” A humbling and nail-biting view of Felix Baumgartner’s 24mi free fall from the edge of space, captured through GoPro Hero2 cameras mounted on his balloon and suit. One of the best videos you’ll ever see.

Knocked out While Skydiving

Knocked out While Skydiving

Last year James Lee was in a group skydiving session when a fellow jumper accidentally hit his head, knocking him out. Thankfully two other jumpers came to his rescue. Watch James’ full video here. More on Reddit.

Red Bull Stratos Multi-angle Video

Red Bull Stratos Multi-angle Video

Watch Felix Baumgartner’s 128,000ft supersonic freefall from three different angles, including one from Felix’s point of view. The video also shows metrics such as his speed and altitude synchronized with the footage.

Humans Are Awesome

Humans Are Awesome

This compilation video (a GoPro camera tribute) is filled with excellent viewpoints from a variety of sports, which always manage to inspire us, as we sit inside, with the A/C on, typing this.

Vertical Skydiving World Record

Vertical Skydiving World Record

Skydive Chicago set a new world record for vertical skydiving, with 138 people participating. The video was recorded using GoPro HD Hero cameras. We highly recommend watching it full screen at 1080p.

Skydive Dubai 2012

Skydive Dubai 2012

Awesome footage from the 2012 World Parachuting Championships. The skydivers appear at around 3:30, but you should watch the whole thing to get a gander at the sheer wonder and opulence of Dubai.

The Athlete Machine

The Athlete Machine

We love human Rube Goldberg vids; here, the Red Bull Kluge combines the agile athletic prowess of Lolo Jones, Danny MacAskill, Robbie Maddison and more with complex machinery. (Thanks everyone!)

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Red Bull Stratos: 1:350 Scale

Red Bull Stratos: 1:350 Scale

In case you missed today’s momentous jump, sit back and enjoy this low-budget scale replication of Felix Baumgartner’s epic flight – courtesy of some LEGO minifigs and Vienna’s ModelMaker Fair.

Red Bull Stratos: The Jump

Red Bull Stratos: The Jump

The complete live footage captured from Felix Baumgartner’s death defying balloon flight to over 128,000 feet, and his extraordinary skydive back to Earth. We dare you not to be moved by this.

GoPro Freefall

GoPro Freefall

Lucas Damm tried to record a skydive with his helmet-mounted GoPro. As he jumped, it came loose and tumbled 12,500 feet to the ground. Not only did it survive, it captured its owner’s landing.

Wind Tunnel Acrobatics

Wind Tunnel Acrobatics

The Red Bull Soul Flyers take to the Skydive Arena flying chamber in Prague, and pulls off some amazing, seemingly gravity-defying moves as they deftly float through the see-through wind tunnel.

88-Woman Formation

88-Woman Formation

The all-female Pearls of Russia skydiving team pull off a spectacular parachuting stunt, in which a whopping 88 members linked together in mid-air, forming a red, white and blue flower.

Red Bull Stratos CGI

Red Bull Stratos CGI

An animated preview of Felix Baumgartner’s much hyped record-breaking supersonic freefall from 23 miles above the Earth. Red Bull will stream footage of the real thing when it happens this summer.

Wingsuit Racing

Wingsuit Racing

A team of wingsuited jumpers leaps from a plane and makes a beeline for the Earth at speeds approaching 140mph with the goal of being first to cross the finish line on the ground.

Wingsuit Landing

Wingsuit Landing

It’s kind of a cheat with the cardboard boxes, but Gary Connery is still the first to purposely land in a wingsuit so we’re going to count this as another step towards real life Batman. (Thanks JJ!)

Experience Freedom

Experience Freedom

Infinity List and Betty Wants In take to the skies once more, with their latest short film, showcasing the talents of some the the world’s top skydivers, base jumpers and wingsuit athletes.

Red Bull Stratos 2012

Red Bull Stratos 2012

It looks like the Stratos project was delayed, but Felix Baumgartner and the Red Bull team are still set on sending him to the edge of space and ensuring he survives the hypersonic fall.

‘CJ Style’ Basejumping

‘CJ Style’ Basejumping

Basejumping tends to make us lightheaded or anxious but something about CJ’s fetal position, barrel roll style makes the idea of plummeting off a cliff in Norway not seem so bad.

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