Monday, December 22, 2014

Jumper Ties 90 Balloons To Chair, Floats 8,000 Feet

Renowned skier and BASE Jumper Erik Roner, excitement is nothing less than being airlifted in a lawn chair by 90 balloons and shooting his way down with a shot gun.

Erik Roner, a professional skier and BASE jumper, accomplished something many of us partly thanks to the Disney movie “Up”  have always dreamed of being able to do. Roner attached 90 helium balloons to a lawn chair and let himself float more than 7,000 feet into the air before he shot several of the balloons with a shot gun and fell back to Earth. At one point several thousand feet in the air, Roner says, “it really doesn’t get more peaceful than this.” While we imagine it’s quite peaceful, we’re not sure if we’d be able to relax knowing that the only thing between us and the ground was an old lawn chair.

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