Speed flying: when James Bond goes skiing

I was recently introduced to one of the most dangerous / awesome snow sports around.  The notion of skiing down a mountain with a parachute on is nothing new.  James Bond has been doing it for years.  But replace Roger Moore’s skinny French slalom skis for some American fat boys, keep the skis on, and try to land and take off at as many precarious places as possible and you’ve pretty much got the gist of speed flying.

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  1. Winter sports in Les Diablerets and Villars - Zafiri - 30 Dec 14

    […] and on into adrenaline junkie.  For the latter few of us, Diablerets has been pioneering speed flying, an alternative mixture of skiing and paragliding, with the glacier a popular drop off point.  One […]

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