Skydiver makes history by jumping 25,000 feet into a net without a parachute

This is nutty.

  • Only in America. Ain’t it great.

    • That was a crazy thing to do. Though he made it look “easy”

      • Maggat

        Basically it was easy, once he was out of the plane he was just along for the ride.

  • Clink9

    My landing would have been a little messier with a crap filled jump suit.

    • Brown

      Filled with enough crap it might have softened your landing.

  • Minicapt
  • Justin St.Denis

    Of course I am impressed since I can barely stand at the top of a kitchen step-ladder without screaming like a girl anymore. 😉

    Heights totally freak me out. I’ve parachuted in my time but – no shit! – my eyes were always closed when my “buddy” gave me the shove.

  • ntt1

    we had a guy do that off the Squamish chief, but with no chute and no net,…..closed the highway for a few hours…

  • H

    How did he manage to stay on target? That must have been the big concern – that the wind would blow him away from the net. But it looked like they had jet packs on their feet or something.

    • Martin B

      At 0:43 in the video, they indicate that the wind is 5 mph WSW. If it had been a windy day, I’m sure they would have had to postpone the jump.

    • Brett_McS

      Just smoke generators on their feet, so the crowd can spot them.

  • Brown

    I have this nightmare twice a week and I wake up screaming and in a cold sweat.

    • Brett_McS

      Just as you fall asleep your blood pressure drops, and this can create the sensation of falling.

  • Brett_McS

    I read about a Lancaster tail gunner in World War II who had to jump when the plane – along with his parachute – caught fire (the tail gunners couldn’t wear their parachutes while in the turret). He woke up in a pine forest. The German soldiers who found him were sceptical but eventually came around to believing him, that he had jumped without a parachute, and signed a document to that effect.

    • Maggat

      Canadian guy from the prairies, can’t remember his name.

      • Clausewitz

        Don’t know his name, but after that his nickname was “Lucky”.

  • Blind Druid

    Look closely, he was wearing a small chute. Just in case he got off line due to wind velocity. He did not deploy it. But he could have. He still has huge balls to pull it off.