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Apr
13
2017

Man Sets World Speed Record for Skiing in Straightjacket

A man from Colorado has set the world speed record for skiing while strapped into a straightjacket.

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The feat was attempted to raise money for charity – the Summit County Mountain Mentors programme – and the man in question, Jay De Baggis, managed to reach a pretty astonishing speed of 64mph.

For all you skiers out there, you’ll be aware of how important your arms are to steady yourself, or to help break your fall should you crash, making what this man managed to achieve all the more impressive.

Mr De Baggis commented that “my balance is pretty good”, which probably goes without saying.

The charity is to help at risk children, from 8 – 16 years old, use winter sports as a way of providing support and guidance.

While Guinness World Records haven’t officially confirmed the record as yet, De Baggis is unaware of anyone who has even tried the feat.

If Jay’s impressive accomplishment has inspired you, why not head to The Alps on your next solo holiday for a slightly safer bout of skiing fun.

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And if you are interested in hearing about more bizarre skiing stunts, take a look at the below.

Man jumps over helicopter

In this video, after a series of daring and heart-racing jumps over rocks, water, and cyclists, this daredevil launches himself over a helicopter while its blades are spinning. Just terrifying.

Jetpack on skis

Troy Hartman decided skiing wasn’t quite enough excitement by itself and chose to add his own homemade jetpack into the mix. He managed to reach speeds of up to 80km/h on a flat surface, while trying not to think about the potential for the engines strapped to his back catching on fire.

Speed flying

If the slopes aren’t providing you with enough airtime, then perhaps you can attempt what these guys did by using gliders to keep them above ground for some truly spectacular images.