Craziest ‘Ski’ Trick Of All Time? (Airborne paraglider grinds chairlift cable)

Filed under: Winter 

As stunts go, paragliding close to the ground with skis on (often called speed riding or speed flying) is up there among the most insane. But add a chairlift cable to slide on… and, well, we could hardly watch. The translated French from the skier, Valentin Delluc, reads, “Only after thousands and thousands of hours of practice I could envisage making this slide.” In the “don’t try this at home” category the feat in this video ranks near the top. —Stephen Regenold

Slide un Cable en SpeedRiding from Valentin Delluc on Vimeo.

Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.