- wing + suit (Wiktionary)
“For the jump he wore a "wingsuit", a specialised garment with fabric "wings" filling the space between his arms and body and between his legs.”
“ski-basing" - a combination of skiing and Base jumping in which you hurtle off the top of a mountain on skis, release them in mid-air and sail down the mountainside in a "wingsuit" like a flying squirrel, before finally deploying a parachute - which claimed his life last year:”
“Via Jon Armstrong: wingsuit base jumping from Ali on Vimeo.”
“Leo Houlding, for example, parachuted into Baffin Island in the Arctic Circle, then spent weeks climbing an iced-up rock tower called Mount Asgard, only to leap from the top in a wingsuit.”
“When they reached the top Rosoz donned a wingsuit and glided for about 45 seconds before pulling his parachute.”
“You also have to keep in mind that it's one of the most dangerous activities, and that many of the greatest wingsuit BASE jumpers are already dead or will be dead within a matter of years.”
“After you become HIGHLY proficient at wingsuit BASE several hundred wingsuit BASE jumps, you can then maybe start trying to proximity fly like these guys.”
“At the beginning of wingsuit basejumping we were trying to get as far from the wall as possible, so basically clearing out the whole thing... and now its getting boring...”
“Once you have about 50-100 wingsuit skydives and 50-100 regular BASE jumps, you can then start flying a wingsuit on BASE jumps.”
“It takes an unbeleaveable amount of skill and experience to control a wingsuit, however easy these guys make it look.”
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