Friday, July 30, 2010

Mushroom to Grindelwald

"Hayduke Midlfinger Sr." posted this wingsuit BASE video. He writes:
Flying from the normal Eiger exit to Grindelwald Camping.
Arm strength seems to be the limiting factor here. After 2+ minutes it was very difficult to maintain max glide. Someone with the same suit and stronger arms should be able to arrive higher. I will have to drink more milk.

At about 2000m vertical and about 5.4km distance, the necessary total glide ratio is 2.7:1 including the freefall start and the pull altitude, so in reality you have to fly at better than 2.7:1 for more than 5km.

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