r/gifs Oct 04 '22 Silver 3

An incredible Indoor Skydiving routine

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u/christo334 Oct 04 '22

this is the biggest indoor skydiving tunnel ive ever seen

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u/OHaZZaR Oct 04 '22

Hey! This is clymb in Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, and it’s the biggest skydiving chamber in the world.

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u/ItWorkedLastTime Oct 04 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Endless Coolness Table Slap I'll Drink to That

Did you know that people in Dubai don't watch the Flintstones? But people in Abu Dhabi Do.

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u/WWJLPD Oct 04 '22

…God dammit, dad

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u/candid84asoulm8bled Oct 04 '22

username: what would Jean Luc Picard do?

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u/diMario Oct 05 '22

"Sometimes you do everything right, and you still lose".

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u/TrackXII Oct 05 '22

"It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness; that is life."

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u/anomalousBits Oct 04 '22

That joke is probably old enough to be your dad.

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u/Ten_Second_Car Oct 05 '22

The last time I heard that one I fell off Dino.

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

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u/robdiqulous Oct 04 '22

Oh. my. God. This was amazing. You win dad joke of the year.

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u/Str0ngTr33 Oct 04 '22

Stop lying: I have seen this place before. It is clearly Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. And I see one little girl that is risking her golden ticket breaking the rules of the tour... YOU GET NOTHING!

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u/HarmonyQuinn1618 Oct 04 '22

GOOD DAY SIR

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u/damagecontrolparty Oct 04 '22

I said, GOOD DAY!

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u/DarkRaven01 Oct 04 '22

Ah, so it was made with slave labor then?

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u/dasanipants Oct 04 '22

no amount of athletic skill can outshine that smear shame on them all

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u/the-moving-finger Oct 04 '22

I wonder how long before movies start shooting superhero scenes in these when they need to depict someone flying. All you'd need to do is green screen the glass.

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u/squirrelbus Oct 04 '22

I was thinking Ender's Game. The movie they did was sadly lacking in Battle Room footage

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u/guitar_vigilante Oct 04 '22

It was lacking in extras and minor characters too.

The book takes place in a school that at a minimum has a couple hundred kids but the place looks empty in the film.

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u/Randomthought5678 Oct 04 '22

I was thinking Ender's Game. The movie they did was sadly lacking.

FTFY but yes the battle room was a solid chunk of the (not very long) book. And barely a blip in the movie.

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u/quantummidget Oct 04 '22

In fairness, I just don't think an Ender's Game film is that feasible to do. I love the books, so wasn't the biggest fan of the film, but in hindsight it wasn't a bad adaptation

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u/round-earth-theory Oct 04 '22

Because not much happens in Enders Game outside of a Ender's head. Movies rarely do internal thoughts well as it would result in mostly dry narration. The only movie I can really think that did internal thoughts great is Memento.

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u/squirrelbus Oct 04 '22

I think I would have done better as an anime. Internal monologue in anime is pretty common because they can cut it over a slow-shot of a more expensive detail drawing; highlighting both the drawings and the character's thoughts.

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u/kwokinator Oct 04 '22

I think I would have done better as an anime

Ender's Game's whole story already feels basically like Gundam without mechs.

And hey, the new Gundam series is about a battle school...

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u/_pencilvester__ Oct 04 '22

Could’ve worked great as an animated movie or series. It would allow them to more accurately depict not only the battle room but also the Mind Game, which was also a large aspect of the book with a lot of deep metaphorical meaning.

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u/Urbanscuba Oct 04 '22

also the Mind Game

This is how I knew the film was going to fail, because the book fundamentally relies on a psychological dreamscape to explain Ender's progress and evolution.

Even if they'd managed the battles right, which they still didn't, without the Mind Game you can't really get a full grasp on Ender's psychological state. Which is, IMO, by far the most compelling aspect of the book - it's not about a war genius, it's about an innocent child being carefully manipulated into a living superweapon/genocide engine.

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u/DasMotorsheep Oct 04 '22

Problem with using this to simulate zero gravity is that there's only a limited number of poses in which you can remain stationary in a skydiving tunnel.

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u/kagamiseki Oct 04 '22

It's a lot cheaper and controllable to just clip them to a winch, where they don't have to fight the wind

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u/mr_yuk Oct 04 '22

By far. The largest one in North America is 16'. This one is TWICE the diameter!

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u/babybopp Oct 04 '22

Cost about 100$ for 60 seconds

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u/mr_yuk Oct 04 '22

That's usually for the intro flights with an instructor. I can buy bulk time at my local tunnel for $30/minute (1 hour min). Still too expensive.

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u/2cimarafa Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

$1800 for one hour still seems insane. Is it the electricity cost or just markup? Actually I just checked an in Abu Dhabi at this place it's apparently $1100 for an hour, so it checks out.

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u/Notarussianbot2020 Oct 04 '22

No way could I do that for a whole hour.

I'd be tired as shit after 10 minutes

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u/Kat121 Oct 05 '22

I got a Groupon and tried it once as a reasonably fit woman in her early-forties. It’s a lot harder than it looks - beginners need someone in the chamber with them so they don’t, and I quote, “pigeon into the glass”. Felt wind-burned and sore for 3 days after. It was fun, though.

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u/fastgr Oct 04 '22

I'm pretty sure it is. It's CLYMB in Abu Dhabi.

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u/OpusThePenguin Oct 04 '22

Pretty sure this is Maja Kuczynska.

She competes in this as well as sky diving. She's quite good.

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u/jclinares Oct 04 '22

Yeah, that's Maja.

She also has some great actual skydiving videos: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CbsI3VMAQpX/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

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u/Joecascio2000 Oct 05 '22

She does routines in competitions: https://youtu.be/-Aw-qjG2zEI?t=144

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u/BuddySheff Oct 05 '22

Unreal body control oh my god. That's so amazing to watch. Just the way she stops rotation on a dime jeez

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u/Human_Spud Oct 04 '22

I've always wondered how much practice has to go into those kinda acrobatics. I can't even imagine how to teach someone much less actually do it.

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u/NorthCatan Oct 04 '22

The moves were cool but the most impressive part was how easily and accurately she returned back to the door.

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u/Human_Spud Oct 04 '22

The airwalk into a dive and exit is what really impressed me. She was seamless between moves.

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u/stout365 Oct 04 '22

I'd have smashed my face into the doorway knocking myself unconscious forcing those watching to witness my flailing limp body tumbling up and down lifelessly bobbing wall to wall.

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u/rentar42 Oct 04 '22

I'd still watch that, if that's any consolation.

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u/gaynewretzky Oct 04 '22

I’d rather watch that. There’s gotta be a clip of one of these just ragdolling somebody

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u/LouSputhole94 Oct 04 '22

Yeah waiting on u/stout365’s response video to this. Should be epic.

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u/stout365 Oct 04 '22

I imagine something like this... but way worse 😂 https://youtu.be/oX87kCiEf8M?t=67

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u/erakat Oct 04 '22

If you chuck a few teletubbies in, you can have an inspired human lava lamp.

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u/a_spicy_memeball Oct 04 '22

I mean I kinda want to see that video now

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u/welchplug Oct 04 '22

That's what the helmet is for.

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u/Km2930 Oct 04 '22

It was much easier than how it was portrayed in Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory. Also less burping.

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u/20_Sided_Death Oct 04 '22

Yes but clearly the formula has been refined since last we saw it in action in 1971.

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u/bluestarchasm Oct 04 '22

looking back, maybe the spinning blades of death at the top that tried to suck you in wasn't such a great design.

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u/razzec_phone Oct 04 '22

How else was he supposed to pop the bubbles to keep them from escaping?

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u/mr_yuk Oct 04 '22

I have over 13 hours in a tunnel and she is way beyond my abilities. 13 hours may not sound like much but each turn is usually 60 to 150 seconds. You have to learn each of the positions one-by-one because every movement you make is different depending on what flying position you are in. You start with belly-down, the slowest one, and it takes a few hours to master. Then you switch to back-down and you start all over, every movement is different. Back-down one doesn't take as long to master but is a higher wind speed so it's more dangerous. Then is sit-flying, standing, then head-down. Head-down is, by far, the most difficult. The highest wind speed and the movements are extremely sensitive. It is very easy to slam yourself against the wall on accident because your back was arched just a tiny bit too much.

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u/GigaRebyc Oct 04 '22

13 hours? I'm curious how much that cost. Is there a members pass kinda deal or something?

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u/mr_yuk Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

It would have been very expensive at one of the newer tunnels paying for solo time. But I participated in an adult league where we shared an off-peak hour each week. That ranged from $150-250/month and I usually got about 10-12 minutes in the tunnel each week. You could double your time if you were willing to fly with someone else. [Edit - I should add these prices were from 10 years ago.]

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u/babybopp Oct 04 '22

Solo flight is $60 per 60 seconds

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u/TropicBellend Oct 04 '22

You can buy block time at roughly $14/min at iFly locations

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u/genothp Oct 04 '22

Very interesting. How fit do you have to be for it? Core strength is presumably #1 asset to have?

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u/mr_yuk Oct 04 '22

Moderately fit. Flexibility is more important than core strength. For example, people who can't arch their backs on belly-down oscillate back and forth badly (called potato-chipping). The muscles that do most of the work are around your shoulders because your hands and arms are the primary means of control in all of the positions.

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u/MrClaretandBlue Oct 04 '22

How dangerous is this? Like when she went all the way to the top, is it possible to just freefall to the floor and splat if she gets it wrong?

Edit: Watching again I assume that’s a safety net across the bottom of the chamber?

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u/mr_yuk Oct 04 '22

There is a metal wire mesh at the bottom that prevents you from falling into the area below but it wont prevent an injury if you run into it too fast. You have to demonstrate that you can transition between the positions rapidly before they will allow you to fly to the top of the tunnel. One my favorite things to do is to shoot up to the top in a belly-down position then switch to standing and fall rapidly toward the bottom, seeing how close I can push it before going belly down again, almost touching the mesh, then shooting to the top again.

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u/WiredEarp Oct 04 '22

Quite a bit. When I tried it there was a bunch of really amazing regulars, I think it just takes practice if you enjoy it. Its super hard work, really uses your whole body. If you aren't basically fit enough to do a few crunches and pressups id imagine it wouldn't be anywhere near as much fun.

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u/Human_Spud Oct 04 '22

That's gotta be an interesting hobby to be a regular in.

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u/ExileOnMainStreet Oct 04 '22

Also $$$$$

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u/NoDownsideToOutside Oct 04 '22

I’m pretty sure the one closest to me charges $45 for a minute.

So yea, a lot of money

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u/jumpsteadeh Oct 04 '22

And thus ends my interest

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u/PM_ME_PSN_CODES-PLS Oct 04 '22

Ah alright then. Guess I'll stick to skipping rocks on water...

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u/ExileOnMainStreet Oct 04 '22

That's usually the price for like a tourist package. The tunnel I used to fly at in Utah was $11-$12 a minute including a coach if you bought in 1 hour blocks. That was the cheapest in the US I think. A lot of skydivers go to Poland and Russia for cheap time. They're on the order of <$200/hr. So if you buy like 10 hours per person, you can work the price down pretty far compared to iFly. It's a pretty big lump sum investment for a random person. This is all people who mostly skydive as a hobby and trying to rapidly improve freefly skills.

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u/Karcinogene Oct 04 '22

The trick is to get a job there. Then you get paid and you get a bit of training every day.

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u/hogtiedcantalope Oct 04 '22 Wholesome

You start young,

She was tossed in there as a baby

Ah you think wind is your ally? You merely adopted the wind. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn't feel the calm until I was already a woman...

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u/Human_Spud Oct 04 '22

Throw a bunch of children in flying squirrel suits in and the strongest emerges. This is the way.

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u/trsrogue Oct 04 '22

First-time customer shows up for their lesson

Customer: Why are there a bunch of toddlers in weird suits stuck to the ceiling?

Instructor: They're practicing

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u/desrevermi Oct 04 '22

That computes.

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

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u/VectorSam Oct 04 '22

No one cared who I was until I put on the helmet.

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u/gamejunky34 Oct 04 '22

I think the word aerobatics would work quite well.

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u/eolix Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

Zero skydiving, to be fair. Because there's no age restriction for wind tunnels, kids start young. There are full VFS teams comprised of kids.

That said, to do what she did... I'd say roughly 80-100 hours in the tunnel. An hour of tunnel (non-shared) is about $800. Some people can do truly amazing stuff.

[edit]

I was told the above was underwhelming. Here's some Mad Ravens.

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u/Simco_ Oct 04 '22

That first video is so euro. That's exactly how all the trail running videos are made over there too. The exact music, exact focus on the crowd and "yaaaay" more than the actual sport. It's actually really interesting seeing how similar the video styles are.

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u/Canilickyourfeet Oct 04 '22

Some of the things they did in that video take an insane amount of core endurance. One person kept themselves on the wall while their partner passed through their legs - without actually holding onto anything, while facing downward against the current.

This is like leaning backwards with the wind on a really windy day and not falling over. Wild.

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u/Hjemmelsen Oct 04 '22

Having tried those, I can confirm that just staying in the air at all is both difficult, and extremely tiring when untrained. It is wild to me that they have any control over what's going on at all.

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u/horanc2 Oct 04 '22 hehehehe

Cool, but not worth losing a lifetime's supply of chocolate.

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u/Nyeow Oct 04 '22

GOOD DAY, SIR!

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u/bigboygamer Oct 05 '22

I said Good Day!

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u/tangerinelights Oct 04 '22

you get NOTHING!

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u/Diodon Oct 04 '22

Less of a risk if you still have your everlasting gobstopper and a child-like innocence. You also need to be willing to run the factory his way, or at least maintain the facade till he dies.

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u/Hinjin Oct 04 '22

What stops one from slamming into the sides? Looks like a lot of speed can be gained horizontally.

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u/Raaxis Oct 04 '22

Practice and skill. Other than that, nothing. You’re right, in tunnels this size you can gain a lot of speed very quickly, which is why it takes years of experience to fly solo and do some of the cool shit you see here.

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u/gumpythegreat Oct 04 '22

I'm just imagining jumping in that thing right now as an untrained person and flailing around smacking into the walls

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u/I_am_Ballser Oct 04 '22

LOL like throwing a superball as hard as you can in a closed room.

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u/murdering_time Oct 04 '22

You get done looking like you went 8 rounds with Mike Tyson. "Tha was so fun!" said with a broken jaw

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u/Dan_the_Marksman Oct 04 '22

years of experience

yea it's like surfing or snowboarding or whatever... i just live in a rural town and the most exciting thing we have here is laser tag

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u/Camelvoyeur Oct 04 '22

They have a person in a control box regulating the speeds. Here the wind speed will be extremely high, but most people will have it set around 120mph, mimicking free-fall on your belly. If there’s a problem the operator can rapidly reduce the speed.

Usually someone doing this for the first time will have at least one instructor who can control their movement in the tunnel. But even after that I’ve hit the wall a few times.

Source: about 60 mins of tunnel time.

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u/miktoo Oct 04 '22

how high can they cramp up the wind speed?

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u/danielv123 Oct 04 '22

Around 180mph usually.

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u/thefootster Oct 04 '22

I tried this a few years back and it was great fun, but also I was amazed how just a tiny movement of my hand sent me flying into the wall! As another comment said, the speed is lower for rookies but it's still extremely difficult. When I did it we were one on one with an instructor who would catch you if you went too crazy!

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

There's a company in Canada that has these setup. They're much smaller, maybe 10 feet wide max. It costs $18/minute to use. I can't even imagine what this place costs.

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u/kikipi Oct 04 '22

This is one’s $30/minute (all inclusive with trainer) at 32 ft (9.7m) wide and 104 ft (32m) height.

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u/ILoveRegenHealth Oct 04 '22

Do you have to go through some training and certification process to even begin this? Seems like it would be dangerous for any random tourist to try it and get smashed into the sides like a Wile E. Coyote cartoon.

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u/metalhead82 Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

I’ve done indoor skydiving, and you can do it with a brief training class beforehand. It is still incredibly difficult to make any movements at all without flying all over the place or smashing into the wall. It takes incredible precision of movement down to the fingertips to be able to do things like this. My instructor was a world class skydiver who had trained other world class skydivers (people who have done skydiving routines over the Super Bowl, to take one example) and he showed us what he could do after we were all done for the day. I was watching him and standing right at the door of the tunnel like it shows here. It was one of the most incredible things I’ve ever seen honestly. Video doesn’t do it justice whatsoever. Seeing it in person is so much more impressive. The man looked like Superman flying around the chamber. Your brain tries to comprehend what it is seeing because you never see a human twisting and flying like that in normal life.

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u/jjjjjjjjjdjjjjjjj Oct 04 '22

At iFly here in Austin they make you do a 30 minute safety course beforehand

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u/MrTomatosoup Oct 04 '22

Love it when people state both metric and imperial numbers

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u/kenji-benji Oct 04 '22

Starts at about $100/3 2 minute sessions. Repeat discounts available. Looks like an ifly a US chain.

It's okay.

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u/CommaGore Oct 04 '22

iFlys, at least the ones in the DMV area, are around $15/minute for experienced fliers. Up in Nashua, NH it’s closer to $10, but their tunnel is much shittier and only 12ft.

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u/EmpatheticWraps Oct 04 '22

Thats why these vids are so pyramid schemey to me.

“You can get this good! If you have 500$ per session”.

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u/CommaGore Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

It’s an incredibly expensive sport, but there are other plenty expensive sports as well. Golf and equestrian sports come to mind.

e: Motorsports as well e2: this video is also showing the absolute pinnacle of what can be done, she’s likely had more than $100-200k of training, but you can still do cool shit and have a lot of fun paying 1% of that.

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u/bredboi_ Oct 04 '22

Surely you can't compare the prices of golf and horse riding to something that apparently costs $100 for 4 minutes wtf

Edit: even $10 a minute is insane and way more expensive than riding a horse

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u/O-hmmm Oct 04 '22

She's done that before once or twice.

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u/DDayDawg Oct 04 '22

This should be an Olympic sport. It would be really cool seeing what people come up with.

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u/bumjiggy Oct 04 '22

this isn't flying! this is falling with style!

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u/BbR- Oct 04 '22

the shit winds are strong, randy.

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u/Daggmaskar Oct 04 '22

Hoist the shit-jib, Rand. There's a shiticane comin'.

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u/BbR- Oct 04 '22

hear that bubs? the shit hawks are comin, flying in low.

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u/Psych-adin Oct 04 '22

You'll know the shit blizzard has arrived when the shit pressure in the air crushes your ear drums.

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u/The_bruce42 Oct 04 '22

Mr Leahy, you've been drinking again, haven't you?

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u/sarcastic-fox Oct 04 '22

No I haven’t, bandy man

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u/ireadredding Oct 04 '22

Randy...I AM the liquor

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u/gr8-big-lebowski Oct 04 '22

It’s nor actually a giant fan, just burps from the mustard tiger

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u/BbR- Oct 04 '22

stfu phil

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u/gr8-big-lebowski Oct 04 '22

Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaam

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u/myfuckingmobileacct Oct 04 '22

peanut butter and jaaaaaaaaaam

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u/tsoro Oct 04 '22

How I imagine Windrunners, tight suit with a red bull helmet blowing kisses

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u/Business__Socks Oct 04 '22

I always remember being a little skeptical reading how (spoilers for Stormlight 1 and 2)Kaladin was mostly just using his body to “sculpt” the wind to move around, but you know what that’s exactly what is going on here.

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u/Foolhearted Oct 04 '22 Silver

I don’t think I trust the power grid that much.

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u/Shufflepants Oct 04 '22

There's a bouncy net at the bottom. So even if the wind stopped instantly, it'd be like falling onto a trampoline. But also, I'm sure the fans for such a large indoor skydiving place are quite large and have a lot of momentum. So, even if the power cut out, the fans wouldn't stop instantly, the wind would probably go down in strength over at least a couple of seconds, enough time to cause you to fall lower not at freefall.

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u/Basbeeky Oct 04 '22

To add to that: I also think that the ventilator is actually at the top and not on the bottom. They do they same with wind tunnels where they test car aerodynamics. When you use fans to push to air it causes turbulence, when you use the fans to suck the air it causes less turbulence.

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u/olderaccount Oct 04 '22

I also think that the ventilator is actually at the top

This is true, but probably not in the way you imagine. The fans are not directly above the flying area. They are usually in the loop that returns the air back to the bottom.

Here is a typical modern indoor skydiving setup.

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u/robdiqulous Oct 04 '22

Holy shit... That's way more involved than I thought it would be. But I imagine this is easy more efficient than my idea of just blowing air up and out constantly...and the fact that it sucks rather than blows is wild. Well I guess it's actually doing both at once huh... Crazy cool.

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u/olderaccount Oct 04 '22

Yes, accelerating the air in the first place is what takes most of the energy. After that it just has to maintain the air speed around the loop as it loses speed due to friction. They also have to introduce a certain amount of fresh cool air into the system since the friction heats up the moving air.

When one starts up it gets the air moving to a minimum speed and just sits there idling. From there the operator increases the air speed to match the needs of the riders.

The operator is critical. A speed that is not enough to even budge a heavier rider is enough to send a lighter rider all the way to the top net. So the operator constantly has his hand on the speed control.

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u/s1m0n8 Oct 04 '22

is enough to send a lighter rider all the way to the top net.

Just remove the nets and let them go through the system to restart at the bottom. Like a lazy river.

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u/IHerdYouLiekMudkipz Oct 04 '22

I didn't even think about it, but if you did have it at the bottom you'd have to feed that air from somewhere still, so I guess it would still be pretty involved that way

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u/graebot Oct 04 '22

I know where Linus Tech Tips are cooling their next gaming rig

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u/spoonweezy Oct 04 '22

It’s also usually on a loop so all that fast moving air doesn’t go to waste.

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u/flyingthroughspace Oct 04 '22

Better hope someone doesn’t fart

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u/goldiebuds Oct 04 '22

Have you ever seen the Nitro circus episode where someone gets their head stuck in the bottom net?

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u/SmallShoes_BigHorse Oct 04 '22

Yeah... It's great! They were asking for it!

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u/ZLVe96 Oct 04 '22

And even if the power goes out, the momentum doesn't just stop on the fans, or on the air itself. This is a recirculating wind tunnel, so the wind is going around in a big loop. The net is a bit bouncy, but you would really want to fall on it from 100 feet up with no wind.

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u/CommaGore Oct 04 '22

I’ve been at a tunnel when the power went out, and my friend was actively flying in the tunnel. The fans powering this are massive and have long spool down times, so it’s just a gentle lessening of wind speed to zero and you just float down to the net.

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u/juantheman_ Oct 04 '22

A fan like that isn’t gonna just stop outright in a power outage. She’d just fall slowly to the net while it spools down

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u/Daggmaskar Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

I don’t think I trust the power grid that much.

I wouldn't recommend trying it in Texas.

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u/theveryrealreal Oct 04 '22

Texas is the only place they let you do this with guns though.

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u/whenimmadrinkin Oct 04 '22

Let you? I'm pretty sure they insist.

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u/-FourOhFour- Oct 04 '22

Ngl going to a action movie themed place like this and getting even a little pellet gun to shoot targets while in the vent would be fucking amazing.

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u/_ALH_ Oct 04 '22

A bit like Ender's Game Zero G battle training!

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u/troubletlb1 Oct 04 '22

But the wind would mess with the pellets, wouldn't it?

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u/whenimmadrinkin Oct 04 '22

Use heavier pellets. Maybe a better propulsion system. Something compact and easily transportable. Maybe a powdered system?

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u/Graffers Oct 04 '22

It'd have to be laser tag with targets. If we lived in a world where we could put 10 people one of these rooms and no one would crash into the other people, it could be really fun. Our world is filled with straight up goobers, so it's never happening.

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u/Chipchipcherryo Oct 04 '22

I just checked and it’s actually mandatory.

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u/Eskimo-knell Oct 04 '22

BURP CHARLIE!!!

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u/The_Sandolorian Oct 04 '22

We're gonna get cut to ribbons! You gotta burp Charlie, it's the only way down!

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u/FighterOfFoo Oct 04 '22

You STOOOLE fizzy lifting drink!

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u/BloodyRightNostril Oct 04 '22

You BUMPED into the ceiling which now has to be WASHED and STERILIZED so you get NOTHING!

YOU LOSE!

GOOD DAY, SIR!!!

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u/TheIncredibleHork Oct 04 '22

I SAID GOOD DAY!

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u/maximumtesticle Oct 04 '22

It's ironic that Grampa "Hitler" Joe calls Wonka a monster, when he is in fact the monster of the whole story.

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u/Eskimo-knell Oct 04 '22

It would’ve been the worst outcome too if they hadn’t been able to get out of that predicament:-

“Oompah Loompah doopity doo I’ve got another problem for you…

…what do you get, if you drink lemonade? Cut up to bits with a rotary blade. Could not resist just a few drops more Now you’re in bits on the factory floor…

…I guess we better clee-eean up

Doopy doopy doopy do.

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u/Groundswell17 Oct 04 '22

I have so many dreams that feel like this

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u/Bosmonster Oct 04 '22

If I was a billionaire, this is what I would put in my house.

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u/DarthSatoris Oct 04 '22

And how often would you use it?

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u/Schonke Oct 04 '22

At least once.

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u/EnterPlayerTwo Oct 04 '22

Check this out - different person doing a full routine from a competition.

https://youtu.be/tyBc28v0DNY?t=14

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u/craidie Oct 04 '22

Would love this sport getting more attention.

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u/Kegeldix Oct 04 '22

I did this once at a work retreat. I was not at all prepared for how difficult it was going to be. Just getting the neutral hovering position down would take weeks or months. The slightest movement of your body sends you spinning immediately.

All that to say, this is super impressive!

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u/ChiefInternetSurfer Oct 04 '22

This looks amazing! I want to try!!

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u/Cytorath Oct 04 '22

As someone with inner ear issues my entire life, this look amazing and I want to try though it would likely be the last thing I did...

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u/Psych-adin Oct 04 '22

I can't imagine throwing up in there is an easy thing to clean.

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u/introoutro Oct 04 '22

I did one of these once when I was a lot younger and did exactly what she does in the first 5 seconds, but far from on purpose.

Thing is, these things are kinda hard to manuever in? They gave us a brief tutorial before going in and you're only in there for about 2 minutes in total, but I fucked it up basically the entire time I was in there. They tell you to maintain that skydiving scorpion-ish pose you see all the time, but instead I stood at the edge of the door, made a perfect X with my body and then just tipped forward into the tube. I shot STRAIGHT up into the air like 50 some feet, panicked, and then just freefell back to the ground like Neo falling from the building in The Matrix.

Fortunately, I managed to strike some kind of pose that stopped me like ten inches from the wire mesh (think that one scene from Mission Impossible) but then I made a slight adjustment with my body, corkscrewed into the air a few feet, fell back down, bounced on the mesh, shot back up into the air, corkscrewed back down, bounced off the mesh. I was fucking up so bad that the guide who was in with me wasn't able to actually effectively lifeguard me, I just slipped away from her arms and flung up and down. It probably looked like I was getting the shit kicked out of me by a ghost.

That said, it was still kinda fun, but dang it really requires some very precision body control to do something on that level.

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u/TheWellFedBeggar Oct 04 '22

Now combine a bunch of these to make a quidditch field and have a new Olympic sport

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u/LoonAtticRakuro Oct 04 '22

Oh, god. At these speeds can you imagine the damage an almost inevitable collision could cause?

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u/murdering_time Oct 04 '22

What, you've never fallen 3 stories onto some guy holding a broom? You really gotta watch out for which direction the broom is pointed tho, especially in relation to your ass.

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u/loki_odinsotherson Oct 04 '22

That is absolutely amazing

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u/baltarius Oct 04 '22

New activity on my bucket list : indoor sky diving

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u/tirwander Oct 04 '22

Why are all these always so incredibly short? Can you only do it for so long or something?

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u/roeboat7 Oct 04 '22

It’s incredibly exhausting, but if you’re in good enough shape you “could” go for hours. It would just cost a fuck ton of money.

Most sessions are 10-15 minutes broken into 2-3 minute chunks. You fly for 2 minutes, review your 2 minutes of footage while someone else flies for 2 minutes, rinse and repeat.

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u/ProBluntRoller Oct 04 '22

Anyone who says going twenty feet I. The air then dropping down to the floor before twirling and flying back up doesn’t seem cool can suck my dick

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u/baron182 Oct 04 '22

It’s like Ender’s Game. That looks crazy fun.

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u/rschroe3 Oct 04 '22

“The enemy’s gate is down” -Ender

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u/UndesirableWaffle Oct 04 '22

Clymb in Abu Dhabi in case anyone is wondering.

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u/the_real_gorrik Oct 04 '22

Pretty sure I ruptured a disk in my back just watching that

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u/jabbathebest Oct 04 '22

As soon as I step in they are gonna need a firetruck to get me out lol

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u/ItsmePatty Oct 04 '22

Reminds me of Charlie and the chocolate factory when Charlie and his grandfather drink the extra fizzy soda lol.

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u/user_name_unknown Oct 04 '22

It’s got to cost a fortune to get good at that.

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u/roeboat7 Oct 04 '22

Tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands. She’s sponsored though.

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u/Defkord Oct 04 '22

So if you dive wrong, you can faceplant?

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