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Dean Potter, World-Record BASE Jump

Dean Potter, slack-lining his way into the record books.

Any video with Dean Potter, high altitudes and no safety harness is gonna be good and this one doesn’t disappoint.  Dean Potter is the American daredevil I blogged about a year ago, and he has a curious habit of climbing mountains without safety equipment, and either jumping off it, or slacklining it (tight-rope walking without equipment) and then BASE jumping his way down.

This video includes footage from his world-record BASE Jump in 2009, with a wing-suit.

I am really at a loss here whether Potter, or Felix Baumgartner is the baddest of the bad.  I take comfort though in knowing that there are guys like this with more testosterone than any reasonable guy should have.  Guess I’m not the only one who took Point Break way too seriously.  Bodhi would be proud.

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