Watching this video made wish for armrests on my office chair, or something to grab on for support.
I didn’t even know this kind of stuff was an option in a wingsuit BASE jump, but Zak pulls it off. This kind of stuff likely takes a special kind of crazy, but also more than a healthy bit of talent, planning, currency, skills and balls. Balls of considerable size and steel.
In this video Zak is flying the Squirrel Aura. A little bit about the suit from the Squirrel website:
The Aura has rapidly become the most popular wingsuit amongst the world’s leading BASE jumpers. In the past year, more new exits and lines of flight have been opened with the Aura than with any other suit. For 2014, the AURA is the optimum choice for serious wingsuit BASE jumpers. wingsuit BASE jumpers.
- Shortest Start
- Cleanest Pull
- Widest stable glide and speed range
- Best glide performance
The Aura offers the best balance of high performance glide and agility that we have ever experienced. Our mission for the Aura was to create a suit that satisfies the needs of the most demanding wingsuit BASE pilots in the world – jumpers who are pushing the limits of short starts and long glides at new cliffs all over the world, from the French Alps to the American Southwest.
After a lengthy development process and extensive testing by Squirrel and our Team Pilots over the past two years, we are happy to say that the result is even better than we’d hoped; not only is this a suit which is undeniably at the top of its class in terms of glide, but it has also retained an incredible level of agility and stability through a wide range of speeds.
The Aura is a highly versatile, high performance wingsuit, with the ability to dive down to steep lines or reach the most distant landing areas. In 2014, the Aura remains the number one choice of expert wingsuit BASE jumpers around the world. Scroll down on this page to learn more about the suit’s design.