What is speedflying? We can tell you, but honestly, it’s probably best if you just watch this new vid from Teton Gravity Research.
Speedriding — also called speedflying — asks the question, “What if skiing, but with wings?” In short, it’s a kind of big-mountain skiing that utilizes small glider-style parachutes to vault over unskiable terrain before landing once again on snow.
If that sounds nuts, you’re right; it is. But that doesn’t stop athletes Carl Weiseth and Jeff Katz from gleefully participating in the sport (they also run a training program in Salt Lake City).
The video wizards over at Teton Gravity Research made a short film, and it pulls out the stops to impress.
Runtime: 5 minutes