Nice lens flare. Did J.J. Abrams take this picture?
Real estate broker / stuntman* Troy Hartman strapped two jet engines on his back to propel himself on skis (video below). The engines are meant for military drones and use regular jet fuel. At 50% throttle he reached speeds of 47 mph. He was also able to go uphill on black diamond slopes. Although it’s not in the video, he says he’s tried to use a jetpack while paragliding, and “although it does work, the mental and physical stress levels get too high with the way the system is designed right now. But I am constantly working on the necessary mods to make it more user friendly.” Make that your top priority. The world needs user-friendly jet paragliders, now more than ever.
* I’m pretty sure part of the job when you’re a real estate broker / stuntman is to show prospective clients how great the view is on a high rise balcony then surprise them by basejumping. Nothing like thinking you just witnessed a suicide to make you realize how awesome the crown molding in the dining room was. Instant sale.
I want more like this!
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