Extreme Sky Diving

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s some psychotic extreme diver and he’s going to hit us!

Or something like that. This
LA Times
examines the odd and quite small world of extreme skydivers, or swoopers.

These are folks who open their shoots late for a belly laugh. Whose goal is to use their high-tech parachutes to do
things like get as close to the water moving mast as possible and to drag a limb in it.  Swoopers use smaller,
high-performance parachutes, and there is little room for screwing up.  You can easily die, let alone break
something…the latter of which is so common they actually have a name for it. They call it “femuring” as in, Holy crap,
what’s that sticking out of my leg!!! Dude, you just femured, whoa!