Skydiving + Kayak = Skyaking

Man invents new extreme sport by jumping out of plane in a boat
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2010 9:08 AM CST

(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." (Read more skyaking stories.)

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