National Red Bull Flugtag kicks off 2013 event with daring indoor BASE jump


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The Red Bull Flugtag, where normal, everyday people design and pilot their own flying machines after being launched off a pier into a body of water, is one of the most awesome and fun sporting events held in North America. For one day out of the year (September 21 of this year to be exact), average Janes and Joes get to do their best impersonation of Leonardo DaVinci while amped up on energy drinks.

Just how exactly do you kick off the season to an event like this, you ask?  Forever dabbling in the hyper dangerous, purveyors of all things high octane, surely Red Bull would have a trick or three up their sleeves, right? Well we can all exhale, as Red Bull staged the BASE jump for all ages. No, the jump wasn’t higher or faster than the stratos jump, it was pretty much the exact opposite. Miles Dashier performed an indoor BASE jump at the Gaylord National Hotel that lasted all of three seconds. Considering that he has to open his chute 60 feet into what is only a 170 foot fall, or he would likely face leg fractures rivaled by only Kevin Ware, (you’ve seen that break enough times, surely you didn’t think we would link to THAT again), this BASE jump is a pretty ballsy thing to do.

[National Red Bull Flugtag]


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