The Top 10 In Action Sports
02This Company Will Turn You Into Snow After You Die... And Then Let You Fall On The Mountains
03Rémy Métailler Shows The Best Way To Close Out The MTB Season... This Edit Is Insane!
04This Ultra-HD Indoor Surfing Edit Is So Stunning You Can Almost Smell The Chlorine
058 Unbelievable Beach Bars You Need To Visit Before You Die
06North Face Shoppers In Shock As Shop Floor Disappears Beneath Them
07Skiing Naked And Whacking Poles: G.N.A.R Is The Mountain Game You’ve Got To Play This Winter…
08Shaun White Built A New Skate Ramp... And Invited Ryan Sheckler Over To Break It In
09Apple's Big Announcement Isn't What Anybody Expected: Introducing The iBike
10He Hasn't Won A Single Event This Year, But Can Kelly Slater Still Win His 12th World Title?
The First of Many: JT Holmes and Matthias Giraud Ski Off a 260ft Cliff: GoPro HD
It’s not everyday that you get to ski off a 260ft cliff, launch a double backflip, and fly away in a parachute.
As I am getting ready to ski, JT turns towards me, shakes my hand, and says, “To the first of many.”
This day was a long time coming; we had talked about this day for years.
This is our first jump together. It is also JT’s first ski BASE jump since that tragic day, March 26, 2009—a date which will live in infamy—JT survives a ski BASE flight in the Italian Dolomites, but his good friend, wingman, and one of my mentors, Shane McConkey, does not.
Even if we are aware of the risks and accept them, witnessing the loss of a friend and mentor is the most traumatic experience a skier and BASE jumper can endure.
But, JT is an example of composure and focus, and he carries on with the spirit of BASE jumping and skiing, that is, celebrating life!
Today, I am incredibly honored to be along his side as he gets back on the horse, the first of many.
Let’s never forget the words of McConkey: “There’s nothing better than sliding down snow and flying through the air”
Welcome back, JT!
Music: Track is a Slice from ElectroDubMix2012 by DJ Runken
See more of Super Frenchie at: http://matthiasgiraud.com
See more sick edits on WIDSIX TV: http://widsix.com/tv