News: Squirrelsuit at 120+ mph

Squirrelsuit at 120+ mph

Squirrelsuit at 120+ mph

Thanks to the squirrel suit, AKA wingsuit, man can move from land to air effortlessly. Matchstick's jumpers reach terminal velocity within 15 seconds, flying at 120 mph.

Matchstick Films had one objective when they shot this film. Ski off cliffs without thinking about the landing.

Exercising an exorbitant amount of control, jumpers fly within feet of the mountainside. And within feet of an immediate and catastrophic death.

Thanks to the squirrel suit, AKA wingsuit, man can move from land to air effortlessly. Matchstick's jumpers reach terminal velocity within 15 seconds, flying at 120 mph.

Matchstick Films had one objective when they shot this film. Ski off cliffs without thinking about the landing.

Exercising an exorbitant amount of control, jumpers fly within feet of the mountainside. And within feet of an immediate and catastrophic death.

The wingsuit creates a human airfoil by stitching fabric wings between the legs and arms of a standard issue jumpsuit. This extreme form of BASE jumping allows man to soar.

In actuality, it is not flying, but controlled falling. Our in-house wizard Thomas argues hang gliding is more akin to flight than wingsuiting because it involves the use of thermals.

These guys may not be flying, but they are certainly laughing in the face of gravity.

I hope this superb instructional video from Fly Like Brick will bring us all one step closer to soaring.

Joseph Kittinger holds the current world record speed with a 614 mph jump. Want to break it? Check out the last chapter on 'Forward Speed' here for tips on dropping faster.

BASE jump, sky dive & fly like a bird in a wingsuit

14 Comments

amazing, I can't wait to see the person who finaly figuers out how to perfect the wing suit so that they can land it! Totaly Amazing!

how do they land?
really love your commentary Siempre. very cool.

they land by parachute

Thanks for the positive feedback B.C. I've seen diffrent bird suit designs, each one to acomplish diffrent tricks but they all have to land with a parchute. Which is okay given the fact that we humans can't naturaly fly. But God what I wouldn't give to ride an air current for miles and gracefuly land like bird. Given time I'm sure someone will figure it out!

good video

i like it

I wish it was more like real flying and not just falling gracefully!

if they had little jetpacks maybe they could glide from thermal to thermal. la to las vegas

they would need oxygen

We just need to have hallow bones.. then we could all fly with those suits

what if you have osteoporosis ?

serr-weeeeet i wanna go

Great !!!
It is more fly than jump !!!
Really AMAZING!!!!

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