The 2011 video, Sense of Flying (below), gave viewers a remarkable look at Espen Fadnes flying down mountain sides at speeds of 155 miles per hour. If you saw the video along with 2.5 million others, you perhaps wondered: What could be going through this guy’s head? Well, now is your chance to find out. A newly-released video, Split of a Second (above), gets into the psyche and motivation of the Norwegian Wingsuit World Champion. It also shows the extent to which this guy really lives on a razor’s edge. Strap yourself in. Put on your crash helmet. And enjoy the ride.
Watched for the Enya soundtrack, did not leave disappointed. Guess I’m being harsh. The guy is doing something he loves, and getting sponsorship and exposure. But it’s just a little too slick, so much stop-motion, splicing and editing, it was almost unwatchable. And the audio, I think the jet engine sound on the flight segments (that are few and far between) is way over the top. Compare this to the following Jeb Corliss video, which is simpler, more visceral, closer in my imagination to the experience: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWfph3iNC-k
Personally, I don’t know these people or their histories or personalities. I just know the one I prefer.