Alexander Polli has transformed the incredibly dangerous sport of wingsuit flying into an art form, as viewers of the accompanying video might attest.
This is due to fixed video cameras such as the GoPro, of course, but it's also because daredevils such as Polli, a professional skydiver and wingsuit pilot, have developed the gear and skills to elevate human flying to daunting new heights.The video shows Polli proximity flying amid stunning landscapes in New Zealand, Switzerland and Norway, while wearing a wingsuit and tracking gear. The video is nearly 5 minutes long and worth the time, but viewers ought to stay at least through the 1:40 mark, when Polli glides through a cascading waterfall.
The wingsuit portions are easily identifiable. The tracking suit is, essentially, is a customized jacket and pants that inflate with more air as a person gains more speed. The latter is beyond dangerous, because it leaves no margin for error if a flier descends too deeply or needs an abrupt lift to avoid a crash.
States Polli on his Facebook page: "Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose to live with no regret."