The Amazing Flights of Wingsuit Champion Espen Fadnes

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.

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  • 205guy says:

    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:‑k

    Per­son­al­ly, I don’t know these peo­ple or their his­to­ries or per­son­al­i­ties. I just know the one I pre­fer.

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