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Heart-stopping videos

There are a few YouTube videos that I keep on returning to over and over again. For example, there's the Cowboys Herding Cats video, the This Too Shall Pass Rube Goldberg Machine video, and my “feel good” Where the Hell is Matt? Video.

If I really want to get my blood pumping, then a good standby is Grinding the Crack with Jeb Corliss. This was the first time I'd seen anyone doing what's called “proximity flying” in a wingsuit and it made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck.

Since that time, I've run across some other really amazing videos in the same ilk (I also love the music and singing that accompanies these videos). For example, this video of Jeb Corliss and Luigi Cani flying next to an amazing natural structure called Balls Pyramid is simply incredible.

More recently, I discovered this video of Jeb Corliss flying through Tianmen Cave, which is a natural hole in Tianmen Mountain in northwestern Hunan Province, China. This case is 100 feet (30 meters) wide and 431 feet (131.5 meters) tall, but when you look at it from Jeb's perspective as he flies towards it at around 150 miles per hour it looks like a tiny crack.

I tell you, my heart was in my mouth towards the end of the above video. When I saw it, I thought to myself: “Good grief! That's going to be a hard one to beat.” Well, it's been beaten because I just saw this video of Alexander Polli flying through a much smaller hole in Roca Foradada Mountain in Montserrat, Spain.

“OMG,” is all I can say. One of the commenters to this video said: “What I don't get is how he fit his balls through that opening…” I have to second the motion.

6 thoughts on “Heart-stopping videos

  1. “What did you think about the last video? My heart was in my mouth when I saw it. It terrifies me to think what would happen if he missed.”

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  2. “I had to watch it several times to convince myself it isn't fake. It's just too completely nuts. I understand a little bit of the adrenaline rush concept (I have actually jumped out of an airplane), but I certainly couldn't and wouldn't take it anywhere n

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  3. “I tried parachuting in my younger years — when I was around 25 years old — just static-line (“mushroom” type parachute) jumps where you had to throw yourself out of the plane door — not free-fall or anything. After the third jump I realized I would b

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  4. “Wwhenever one of these extreme sports guys dies, I have mixed emotions…. part of me says “Dumb ass, it was bound to happen” and another part of me says “He died doing something he loved, and you can't ask for more than that!” The second part usuall

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