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Speed flying Makapu’u, Kaena Point and Kalalau. (HD is available in the video.)

I like love hiking up on narrow ridges. You get a birds eye view of the island and feel completely free. On the super narrow parts, you get a nice adrenaline rush. But, these guys take things to another level. You can call it “ground jumping” or “speed flying” and it’s beautiful.

The folks in the video are local Hawaii skydivers. One of the skydivers in it is a friend of Troy. (Troy used to pilot a skydiving plane.) This is extreme stuff but these guys are highly experienced and professionals. The first half of the video shows them speed flying at Makapu’u and Kaena Point. The second part, around the 5:20 mark, shows them launching off the Kalalau Trail (Na Pali Coast, Kauai). The views are absolutely incredible. My palms got sweaty just watching this.

(And, here’s a hint, make sure you watch the video to the very end. There’s more awesomeness there.)

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This story was last modified on May 18, 2013. (Originally published in April 2011.)

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