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Creative adventure sports that allow people to soar, plunge, twirl, whiz and boing around perilously. This blossary attempts to capture some of the more extreme sports innovations.

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Wingsuit flying is the art of flying the human body through the air using a special wearable jumpsuit, called a wingsuit, that shapes the human body into an airfoil to create lift. The wingsuit creates the airfoil shape with fabric sewn between the legs and under the arms. It is also called a birdman suit or squirrel suit. Even though wingsuit flying may look futuristic, versions of it have been around since the early 1900s, when suits were made of canvas or silk, wood and whalebone. The modern wingsuit, with its durable, lightweight materials, was born in 1999, when Jari Kuosma of Finland and Robert Pecnik of Croatia developed the first commercially available suit. A wingsuit flight is normally completed with a parachute landing. It can be safely flown from any point that provides sufficient altitude for flight and parachute deployment, normally a skydiving drop aircraft or BASE (building, antenna, span and earth) jump exit point. The wingsuit flier wears parachute equipment designed for skydiving or BASE jumping. The parachute flight is normal, but the wingsuit pilot typically unzips the arm wings after deployment to be able to reach the steering toggles and control the parachute descent.

Domain: Sports; Category: Unusual sports

Wingsuit flying é a arte de voar no corpo humano através do ar usando um macacão wearable especial, chamado um wingsuit, que molda o corpo humano em um aerofólio para criar o elevador. O wingsuit cria a forma de aerofólio com tecido costurado entre as pernas e debaixo dos braços. Também é chamado um terno de homem-pássaro ou terno esquilo. Apesar de wingsuit voando pode parecer futurista, versões dela tem sido em torno desde o início do século XX, quando os fatos foram feitos de lona ou seda, madeira e osso de baleia. O wingsuit moderna, com seus bens, materiais leves, nasceu em 1999, quando a Jari Kuosma da Finlândia e Robert Pecnik da Croácia desenvolveram o primeiro terno comercialmente disponível. A wingsuit vôo normalmente é concluído com um pára-quedas pousando. Isso pode ser voado com segurança de qualquer ponto que fornece a altura suficiente para implantação de voo e pára-quedas, normalmente uma aeronave de queda de pára-quedismo ou ponto de saída de salto BASE (prédio, antena, span e earth). O panfleto de wingsuit usa equipamento de pára-quedas projetado para pára-quedismo ou BASE jumping. O voo de pára-quedas é normal, mas o piloto de wingsuit normalmente abre-lhe as asas de braço após a implantação para ser capaz de alcançar a alterna a direção e controlar a descida de pára-quedas.

Domain: Sports; Category: Unusual sports

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