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Parasledding

It takes a wonderfully twisted mind to combine snowmobiling and parachutes.

Anybody’s who’s been snowmobiling long enough has thought of ways to make things a little more exciting once in a while. One thing we never considered was attaching a parachute to your sled and seeing what happens. British Columbia’s Eric Oddy did just that and managed to create a new sport – parasledding.

If not for the attached video, we would have questioned whether this was even possible. Alas, the camera doesn’t lie. We’re not sure we’d have the stones to try and pull something like this off, but we’re sure glad somebody did. So who’s next?

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We’re not sure if it was done intentionally or not, but we found a video that gives new meaning to the term “sticking the landing.”

The video in question is a painfully long 11 minutes, but fortunately for you the moment of excitement comes at about the one minute mark. After a couple of jumps down a steep slope, our sledding hero decides to go the opposite route and ride up the slope. Instead of riding over the crest of the hill, the sled flies vertically into the air and lands track-first in the snow like a spoon in a thick bowl of oatmeal.

Snowmobile.com’s panel of expert judges give this move high marks for originality and artistic impression.

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We like free stuff, and we’re going to assume most of you feel the same. We recently found a free on-line snowmobile game and thought you’d like to know about it.

Snowmobile Stunt is a pretty straightforward on-line game. You use your arrow keys to control a snowmobile through bumpy course. There are treats to collect (for points) or to avoid (damage), but for the most part you just want to make it through each level with out flipping your sled over.

If you’re unlucky enough to go head over heels, your snowmobile will burst into flames and disappear in a scene that doesn’t seem to follow modern scientific laws.

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We found a video recently of snowmobilers scaling a steep reservoir wall and it left the lot of us absolutely stunned.

The video features two snowmobilers in Iceland playing around in a reservoir. The first thing we wondered was how they were going to get out. The walls are high and steep and there doesn’t appear to be a logical exit.

The first shows us the easy way out. The second took a much more difficult approach. We can’t do it justice with mere words, so check out the video below the jump to see for yourselves.