What fascinates me most about the world we live in, is that nothing is ever status quo. Every single day people come up with new ways to progress. Sometimes the most simple approach to a challenge is the way to go. Gary Connery sure executed his plan to perfection when he landed his modified Tony Wingsuit dead center into a humongous pile of cardboard boxes.
My fellow base jumper and skydiver deluxe Joel Strickland from Varial Freefly team was there, and was kind enough to share his fantastic photo of the pile of boxes. The very pile of boxes that cushioned Gary’s perfectly aimed wingsuit landing.
WARNING: If, however, you choose to play with these great inventions (be a wingsuit OR a cardboard box) – here’s what CAN happen to you:
Congratulations Gary! This is simply an awesome stunt by stuntman and wingsuit pilot Gary Connery. Speak about slow flying, perfect setup and a timed stall just before impact into the humongous pile of cardboard boxes!
My friend Tigernbase.com posted this video as well on his blog which shows different angle:
- Gary Connery’s official web site: http://garyconnery.com/
Wednesday May 23rd it’s GAME ON for Gary Connery’s wingsuit landing in a pile of boxes. After a month of waiting we finally get to see his spectacular stunt. According to his Twitter stream @GaryConnery he did some solid training in Brento Italy a few weeks back, perfecting his slow flying skills.
So, after carefully nursing his 18,600 boxes, and having his hair done, he looks to be set for a full action day tomorrow.
Stay tuned to a Vimeo or Youtube channel near you! (unless you are in the UK where you can watch it live on Sky News)
- Check out Gary’s youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheGaryConnery/featured
Latest update is this image from Mark Sutton (source: Twitter.com). Dry boxes and blue skies! Yes!
It’s here, the official video from the base jumping and climbing expedition to Colombian Sierra Nevada del Cocuy. Truly looks like an awesome team and a magnificent place on earth to visit! Read the full article here and get a unique insight into their struggles to succeed on their quest.
- You can LIKE their page on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/verticalbase
I would like to introduce Nikolaj, my good friend and traveling buddy from 2011. Nikolaj and I travelled Romsdalen, Switzerland and The Dolomites last year – what an epic trip. After tracking and doing aerials throughout his base jumping life, he decided last year that it was time to venture into wingsuit flying from the cliffs. So here’s a video from Nikolaj’s first year with the Phoenix Fly Prodigy 2.
The video was shot in Norway and Switzerland.
Nikolaj and I have planned a couple of trips for 2012. This year he will be flying his new Phoenix Fly Phantom 3, which he tested over sunny Skydive Portugal in
March. I will try to persuade him to write a couple of articles here on AdventureRocket in the coming months. I know he is really happy with his new Phantom 3, so maybe he will write about this experience when he get’s a chance to jump it form the vertical cliffs of Norway or the likes.