Must See Wingsuit Flight Video of the Day

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  1. HardOCP News

    HardOCP News [H] News

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    How fast do you think you are going when you dive off a mountain in a wingsuit? Not as fast as this falcon! Holy hell look how fast that bird closed the gap on this guy. He's just lucky that bird didn't decide to attack. :eek:
     
  2. evilsofa

    evilsofa [H]ardForum Junkie

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    "According to a National Geographic TV programme, the highest measured speed of a peregrine falcon is 389 km/h (242 mph)." (source)

    Edit: And now I found out how fast a human in a wingsuit can go: "The fastest speed reached in a wing suit is 363 km/h (225.6 mph) and was achieved by Shinichi Ito (Japan) over Yolo County, California, USA, on 28 May 2011." (source) He apparently had to go up to 32,000 feet to do that, though.
     
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  3. mcravenufo

    mcravenufo Ravenufo's Macs

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    I shamelessly take the links to these awesome videos and post them to my Facebook account. :p

    Thanks Steve.
     
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  4. CreatedTheMultiverse

    CreatedTheMultiverse Limp Gawd

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    Oh come on, the Falcon was clearly using the wingsuit guys slipstream. Tell the Falcon to do it over but this time side by side, for Science.
     
  5. AK0tA

    AK0tA Gawd

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    Man that was awesome, this is why I must have a wing suit/jetpack combo.

    God has created some awesome creatures, that falcon was moving out and maneuvering crazy precise.
     
  6. SixFootDuo

    SixFootDuo [H]ardness Supreme

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    Umm. 3dmark is going to sue someone.

    ALmost an exact rip-off!!!!!!!!!!!

    lmao
     
  7. polonyc2

    polonyc2 [H]ard as it Gets

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    that's the first thing I thought as well...at first I thought it was the 3DMark video...even the wingsuit color looks the same
     
  8. EchoWars

    EchoWars Limp Gawd

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    That is the awesome-ist video I've seen in ages!

    Falcon wanted to remind the guy just exactly who owns the sky in those there parts.
     
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    ryuen Limp Gawd

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    Falcons are basically nature's divebombers, seeing one hunt is just awesome.
     
  10. NeoNemesis

    NeoNemesis 2[H]4U

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    food food food food food fo.... ABORT ABORT ABORT ABORT!!!
     
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    Xrave [H]ardness Supreme

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    Check your six
     
  12. sirmonkey1985

    sirmonkey1985 [H]ard|DCer of the Month - July 2010

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    my guess would be that he was near this birds nest and throught it was going to attack it or something but funny as shit no matter what reason it was for.
     
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    NatGeo had a documentary a while back about Frightful, a Pergrine that was trained to chase a lead lure. Recorded top speed was 242mph.
     
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    Funny to see the bird flare for the attack run and then... "OH SHIT, that's a whole lot bigger then I thought"