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Wingsuit Cliffjumping Simulation

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We've all seen the insane Jeb Corliss video of him in a wingsuit threading some crazy cliff crags and coming mere feet away from balloons.

I don't ever want to do that in real life.

But a high-fidelity sim of it would be cool.

RayfordSteele, Mar 24 2020


       A full physical sim, like indoor skydiving, or VR ?
8th of 7, Mar 24 2020

       Direct VR via electrodes through perforations of the neurocranium.
wjt, Mar 24 2020

       [8th of 7]; what do you mean, OR? VR while indoor- skydiving! (Or, since you're in an enclosed space anyway, eye tracking and the video projected on the walls of the indoor- skydiving "tube".)
neutrinos_shadow, Mar 24 2020

       We consider it was a reasonable question given the data in the idea.   

       [wjt], would you like to try that ?
8th of 7, Mar 24 2020

       Originally I had in mind just a variant of Microsoft Flight Simulator, but the VR-enhanced indoor skydiving angle is far superior.
RayfordSteele, Mar 25 2020

       An OR crag flight path, overlaid on a safe wingsuit skydive, seems the truest experience for safety buck. While we have life we should really try to experience the truth of it, if possible.   

       [8th] I know I have to open up but that might be overdoing it to the bone.
wjt, Mar 25 2020

       Oh go on, try it- you know you want to....   

       // Originally I had in mind just a variant of Microsoft Flight Simulator, //   

       See, [neut] ? Everyone knows how dull, plodding and unimaginative [Ray] is - of course he was only thinking of a chair-based software solution.   

       The VR could be a pretty cool enhancement to a basic zip-wire. Most zip-wires just convey the rider over a drop, not actually close to things- except the ones in forests, and those would be suitable for a ROTJ skybike chase enhancement.
8th of 7, Mar 25 2020

       Ray is thankfully still employed and mostly engaged in matters that earn money or take care of younguns. All work and no play, you know.   

       Perhaps a controlled zip-wire through an actual crag. Of course, then someone will want to turn it into a boring roller-coaster...
RayfordSteele, Mar 26 2020


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