When you first see where skier Aymar Navarro is trying to go, it doesn’t quite register in your brain. Like, no, it couldn’t be there. And then you look at the inevitability of his ski line at Cerro Torrecillas in the Andes and you’re like holy crap, he’s really going for it. It’s like he’s skiing into a funnel, that narrow gap in the ridge is his only way out. Which is both frightening and exhilarating to see because it happens so damn fast.
This just doesn’t seem possible. Even after watching Jed Mildon nail the world’s first ever BMW quadruple backflip, it doesn’t seem like it could happen in real life here on Earth. And that’s pretty much true! The video below shows the bad falls and crashes and body slamming it took to get this stunt down and it’s a miracle he was able to pull it off.
My goal in life as a child on a swing set was to swing so high that I would rotate a full 360 degrees (or at least reach the highest height possible before chickening out). I think everyone had that same goal. Everyone except Damien Walters. His is to get on a swing and fling himself up so high and so far that he can jump over an entire house while somersaulting in the air.
R Willy, the crazy scooter-er in this stunt, looks like he’s flipping an infinite amount of times but it’s actually just a triple backflip. Oh and it just so happens to be the first triple backflip on a scooter ever. I’ve watched the clip multiple times over and have gasped every time it seems like he’s just about to miss but actually ends up sticking the landing.
This video of a crazy guy running and jumping and doing that parkour thing across a building ledge only lasts 15 seconds but I’m pretty sure I’ve threw up 15 times, cried enough tears for 15 years, broke my knees in 15 different places from trembling too hard and destroyed my ability to emotions for the rest of my life.