Skydiving + Kayak = Skyaking
Man invents new extreme sport by jumping out of plane in a boat
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Mar 6, 2010 9:08 AM CST
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(Newser) – Have you ever wished that skydiving involved more aquatic equipment? Of course you have. Well, behold skyaking, a new extreme sport that consists of jumping out of a plane in a kayak, spinning around a bit, then deploying a parachute and coming in for a water landing. So far, it’s got exactly one practitioner: Miles Daisher, a 40-year-old Idaho native and all-around daredevil—he’s also BASE jumped more than anyone else in the world.

“It took us nearly a year before we could get our wish to come true as no one was really looking to throw a kayak out of an airplane,” Daisher tells the Telegraph, but after a few successful trials those obstacles melted; now, he’s skyaked everywhere from Mexico to Abu Dhabi. He says it’s a unique experience—you fall slower than normal skydiving thanks to the kayak’s surface area, and keeping upright requires "some decent balance skills."

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Jul 26, 2010 11:14 AM CDT
i love skydivers ....There is no doubt that as new techniques are tried and experimented with, the history of extreme sports will include many new and daring innovations.
Mar 8, 2010 11:11 PM CST
im embarrassed for this clown...probably the dumbest try-hard "extreme sport" ive ever seen
Mar 7, 2010 3:38 PM CST
I love kayaking! And I've been skydiving... I would totally do this. Might be hard to stick the landing though.