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#1    glorybebe

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:07 AM

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A B.C. man is pioneering one of the newest extreme sports by combining his love of snowmobiling and paragliding, aiming to launch himself and his sled off the side of a snowy mountain.
For the past two years, Eric Oddy has been strapping his snowmobile to his paraglider, gunning the engine for takeoff and launching himself into the air high up in the Purcell Mountains of southeastern B.C.
Paragliders are essentially airfoils or wings made from fabric that look a lot like a modern parachute. But just like a plane or a hang-glider, they need speed or wind to actually fly, and that's where the snowmobile comes in.

http://www.cbc.ca/ne...rasledding.html

Like that isn't an accident waiting to happen..........

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:04 AM

If its dangerous its called a extreme sport.  Not something I would want to try.


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:44 AM

View PostHilander, on 29 January 2013 - 02:04 AM, said:

If its dangerous its called a extreme sport.  Not something I would want to try.
I agree!  A huge machine flying in the air being held up by a little bit of material. And what about setting off avalanches?  Needing rescued and endangering other's lives?  Seems silly to me.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:22 PM

Hey ya watch this !!!!





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