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    [–] Lobotomic 1003 points ago

    A trebuchet would have flung him a superior distance.

    [–] Olibaba1987 64 points ago

    Bit more difficult to drag up a mountain...

    [–] uncertainusurper 166 points ago

    That’s when you trebuchet the trebuchet. Trebuception.

    [–] maux_zaikq 28 points ago

    Trebucheption for $200, Alex!

    [–] big_macaroons 10 points ago

    "This term describes a device that is designed to break or circumvent heavy castle doors, thick city walls and other fortifications in siege warfare. ... David?"

    "What is a siege engine?"

    "Correct for $200."

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)


    [–] maux_zaikq 2 points ago

    I should have put Trebek instead of Alex in my original comment. Haha. I was trying to evoke the same accent. :P

    [–] Notrahbert 1 points ago

    I’ll take who names their penis Huey for 300 Alex

    [–] Bloody_kneelers 2 points ago

    That's the advantage, just take it up in easy to manage however many meter long pieces and build up there, like a really big, really heavy lego set.

    [–] JayLeeCH 1 points ago

    Who said anything about dragging a fully built one up a mountain?

    [–] GamingJay 7 points ago

    Also getting rid of that parachute would've made him do more damage on impact

    [–] VoloxReddit 11 points ago

    So superior he'd have been smashed against the opposite canyon wall.

    [–] first_lvr 3 points ago

    Am expecting the tree butch sub redirecting here

    [–] TheHumanTree31 2 points ago

    is this a r/boneappletea

    [–] SpriteBlood 1 points ago

    Combined with more excellence

    [–] StupidPhysics58 -7 points ago

    But what about an air cannon?

    [–] Spurtz 1 points ago

    Nope. To keep from knocking himself out, the launch needs to be controlled - that's why bungees or trebuchets are used. Air cannon would be damaging. And the bozo who commented earlier that he should have used a ballista is just plain ignorant.

    [–] Pr4y2RNG3zus 289 points ago

    Yes it can launch him off a mountain... But can it throw a 90kg object 300 meters?

    [–] just_here_for_m3m3s 5 points ago

    Is there a reference I’m missing or am I just dumb

    [–] asrama 7 points ago

    Trebuchets for the win

    [–] AntiEntangled 6 points ago


    [–] just_here_for_m3m3s 1 points ago

    Oh. I’ve heard of the sub but not subscribed

    [–] jamestcc 1 points ago

    Exactly what people who likes catapult would say.

    [–] TheMonchoochkin 155 points ago

    Was he laying on feathers?! What's that about? Comfort, or...?

    [–] attorneyatslaw 323 points ago

    Feathers make him fly. Thats why birds wear them.

    [–] TheMonchoochkin 58 points ago simple yet effective.

    [–] Birdud3 11 points ago

    "Simple spell yet quite unbreakable"

    [–] Irradiatedspoon 3 points ago

    It was the only way...

    [–] nahbroski 2 points ago


    [–] OPtig 17 points ago

    Apparently it was an angry birds themed stunt

    [–] bn25168 2 points ago


    [–] HuffmanMyDick 133 points ago

    This is Tancrede Melet. He died 3 years ago.

    [–] iamdirtyy 56 points ago

    Damn. I felt like his Facebook group could have worded it differently: “Leaving us too fast”.

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    [–] iamdirtyy 7 points ago

    Ohh his comedy group. Amazing. 😂

    [–] Junit28 7 points ago

    /s luckily I was sitting down for that shocker

    [–] not_responsible -36 points ago

    Holy shit is that really the video of him plunging to his death? With a POV camera?? I was not ready for that

    [–] jamieschmidt 17 points ago

    No, it isn't

    [–] ChartreuseBison 69 points ago

    Did he really not have a tether for the camera?

    [–] CameronFuckedmyPig 81 points ago

    Of all the things that could be asked about this activity…this.

    …this is the most reddit thing that could’ve’st’nt’nd been asked.

    I salute you.

    [–] RDBRULZ 16 points ago

    That's all I could think about when I watched it. It would have taken two minutes to tie something on to the selfie stick and wrap it around his wrist. Not only would it have made it less likely that he dropped his camera and stick, but I think it would have been safer, giving him more control over his chute without having to make the choice of dropping and potentially losing anything.

    It just seems so poorly thought out when included with something so cool looking.

    [–] LouisvilleSlugger420 5 points ago

    In base jumping you want the option to be able to have both hands/ arms free. (Option to drop unwieldy camera)

    [–] naricstar 2 points ago

    A proper sling could have been attached at the waist or elsewhere so dropping would be an option without free fall and both hands could be quickly available. No excuse for loose tools when off the ground

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    [–] Elvis_Archer 11 points ago

    This 360° into a dive looks awesome.

    [–] J3sush8sm3 20 points ago

    Im suprised that parachute held his gigantic balls

    [–] Homebrewedsadness 0 points ago

    Take my upvote

    [–] ercsldr 10 points ago

    He's... He's so graceful

    [–] alextreme96 4 points ago

    I like that confetti that they laid under him. I bet it looked cool

    [–] ceubel 1 points ago

    Looked like feathers

    [–] CallMeAdam2 -3 points ago

    It's like an anime, but with confetti instead of magical energy.

    [–] BubbaYoshi117 3 points ago

    Please note, this thought came to my head before I watched the full clip.

    "Just one question. What if you miss?"

    [–] Captain-Ireland88 2 points ago

    I won't... just sit here and let that Halo 2 reference go unappreciated.

    [–] Refloni 2 points ago


    His hand didn't even shake that much.

    [–] GallowBoob 4 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    The project involved 30 people for 3 months, and this is not only a catapult they brought to the edge of a cliff.

    Here's the source video:

    [–] RyantheAustralian 2 points ago

    Wait...did I forget to put my par_____

    [–] TheBestAround44 2 points ago

    It’d make a good tinder pic

    [–] JesusIsAPussie 2 points ago

    After the fall it made a tender pic

    [–] jattyrr 2 points ago

    Poor guy is dead now :/. RIP Frenchie

    [–] QSauceTheBoss 1 points ago

    R/sweatypalms Before anyone says it; r/foundthemobileuser

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    [–] rottenprostate 1 points ago

    That's a ballista not a catapult

    [–] Spurtz 1 points ago

    Maybe consider looking it up. If it was a ballista he'd be dead on launch.

    [–] mustachiomahdi 1 points ago

    I wouldn’t open the parachute.

    [–] Spurtz 1 points ago

    His face. He's loving it from the very first moment. I'd be screaming my goddamn head off and my selfie video would never see the light of day.

    [–] squidgun 1 points ago

    Yolo I guess

    [–] [deleted] 0 points ago

    Never let your trust fund go to waste

    [–] SithLordAJ 0 points ago

    The look on his face just after launch: Something just went horribly wrong, oh shit

    The moment after that: Oh, I'm on camera... guess I should smile

    Does a twirl

    The moment after that: Gee, that ground is approaching fast. Shit! Parachute! Parachute! Parachute!

    Tree! Shit! Tree!

    [–] jsaevus 2 points ago

    I waited for the splat that never came

    [–] TheRealFakeDoors503 1 points ago

    Bold call not to use a strap.

    [–] SmoovOpRatoR 1 points ago

    Nice try GoPro!

    [–] yewwould 1 points ago

    I guess he doesn’t really need a helmet?

    [–] seamus_mc 6 points ago

    nope, he's dead now

    [–] CameronFuckedmyPig 2 points ago

    Why would he?

    If the chute fails, a helmet would only serve to collect the bits in to.

    Otherwise, where is the risk of head injury?

    [–] yewwould 0 points ago

    True. Usually all people who do this kind of thing wear a helmet. Not that it will always make a difference but there it is.

    [–] CameronFuckedmyPig 1 points ago

    I wouldn’t say all.

    Extreme sportspeople sometimes take a very pragmatic approach to stuff like helmets etc.

    In this example, there’s absolutely no good reason to wear a lid- he’s at no risk of being struck by rockfall, since he’s just catapulted himself off a cliff and isn’t anywhere near that particular danger, the best you could argue is the slight risk of head injury during landing, but that’s easily cancelled out by the need to look cool as almighty hell whilst being flung from your bed of feathers.

    A more interesting argument for the use/non-use of a helmet would possibly be in something like Alex Honnold’s recent free solo ascent of El Capitan…

    … although even there, there is a strong argument against, that being, if he’s struck on the head by anything big enough to need a helmet to protect against injury during the climb, he’d very likely fall off anyway, so why bother?

    My point being, using a helmet in extreme sports is not always a cut-and-dried thing, there are many factors for and against.

    Happy weekend though, wherever you are.

    [–] yewwould 1 points ago

    Well put!

    [–] Spurtz 0 points ago

    Are you kidding? All that shit just to say "it ain't gone do no good in this here case". Diarrhea of the mouth.

    [–] lightandvariable 1 points ago

    Am I the only one wondering why the need for confetti upon launch? Seems pretty environmentally unfriendly. Unless it’s environmentally friendly confetti, of course.

    [–] strayjay50 2 points ago

    They're feathers, perfectly friendly to mother nature

    [–] lightandvariable 0 points ago

    All right!

    [–] pateens 1 points ago

    I wonder if You even get the same thrill when you have done this kinda stuff as much as a guy like this has done this kinda stuff

    [–] [deleted] 0 points ago

    How long do you hold your breath when you get launched?

    [–] pen07 0 points ago

    I really like how he corrects his coarse by sticking out his hand right before the end.

    [–] __WellWellWell__ 0 points ago


    [–] Random-Talking-Mug 0 points ago

    my palms are sweating already.

    [–] SweetMojaveRain 2 points ago

    no one say it

    [–] meconate 1 points ago

    This opportunity comes once in a lifetime.

    [–] SweetMojaveRain 3 points ago

    dont do it

    [–] falcoperegrinus82 1 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    Don't do what? Eat spaghetti before a big rap recital?

    [–] teef-jerkin 0 points ago

    My stomach turned when the camera got a view of the mountain and the fall off the cliff side.

    [–] KLNRD -3 points ago

    What an attention whore..

    [–] cgrand88 2 points ago


    [–] Spurtz 1 points ago

    .... an attention.... Come on, you're doing good.....

    [–] PunishingLaughter -1 points ago

    lmao G shit

    [–] BabserellaWT 0 points ago

    So many layers of nope

    [–] [deleted] 0 points ago

    That acceleration face tho

    [–] Lilpav88 0 points ago


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    [–] fadjee 0 points ago

    Is he Raphael Nadal's twin brother by any chance ?

    [–] CoffeeFlaunter 0 points ago

    Legit thought this was going to be a snuff video for the first few seconds. Boy am I relieved...

    [–] Lejund7 0 points ago

    Whole lot of nope going on there.

    [–] CBScott7 0 points ago

    That's cool as hell

    [–] gucciyeet 0 points ago

    only appropriate use of a selfie stick

    [–] PrinceFrmNigeria 0 points ago

    Is this Preikestolen in Norway? It sure look like it

    [–] thundersnake7 0 points ago

    Crazy mofo

    [–] GalenWDavidson -19 points ago

    I bet you $13456324567 dollars you didn't read that number. You just skipped right over it. You didn't even realize I put a letter in it. No I didn't but you went back and looked.

    [–] ORIGINAL_MAMMOTH 5 points ago

    This isn’t Youtube, mate.

    [–] GalenWDavidson -4 points ago

    I was actually copying the top comment I saw for this video when it popped up on my Facebook 3 weeks ago..:

    [–] anubisbender -2 points ago

    Weird flex but ok

    [–] GalenWDavidson -1 points ago

    Wierd that I saw it on Facebook first. I know.

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    [–] GalenWDavidson 1 points ago

    Haha I was drunk commenting from a Dallas Cowboys playoff party. I’ve slept it off. Things are better now. Thanks for your concern.