Posted: Sep 29, 2013 05:37 pm EDT
(Newsdesk) The weather opened for one hour and he "nailed the stunt perfect”, reported American Jeb Corliss after his perfect flight yesterday through the narrow crack in Langshan Mountain, Zhejiang Province, China.
“I flew through from beginning to end. Had a perfect opening and just barely made my landing area. It was without a doubt the most technically demanding jump of my life from exit to flying through the crack to opening to landing. I have never been happier.”
Jeb covered 3 football fields in 5 seconds and at about half way the walls were about 25ft wide. He described the flight: “I had to side slip as I flew because the crack was crooked and there was turbulence. I had to pull as I exited the crack in full flight or I would not make it to the only landing area that was behind me. Once I committed to the landing area there were no outs. I had a 15 second canopy ride and just made it to the beginning of the landing zone. I have been jumping for over 15 years and I have never done anything more committing and technical in my life.”
Have a look at the video on the Sky News site to see the jump from different angles.
Jeb and the team also introduced cutting-edge augmented reality technology from Airglass and how it was utilized during the practice leading up for the stunt.
On September 28 the wingsuiter dropped out of a helicopter and navigate his way through a crack in a rock in China approximately 870 foot high, 900 foot long and 10ft wide at it’s narrowest point.
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