Bungee-aided ski jump attempt ends in spectacular disaster

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   Jan. 22, 2016 at 11:03 AM

FREDERICTON, New Brunswick, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A group of Canadian daredevils using bungee cords to aid their ski jumps caught video of a high-speed crash caused by doubling up on bungees.

The video, posted to YouTube by James Fitzpatrick, shows a skier in Fredericton, New Brunswick, attempt to use two 20-foot banshee bungee cords to propel him over a ski jump.

The skier's high speed quickly sends him out of control, and he can be seen falling backside-first toward the earth.

The uploader jokingly titled the video, "Death by Banshee Bungee," but the skier was not injured.

"We decided one 20 foot long banshee bungee wasn't enough speed to clear the gap, we doubled up and used two 20 footers.... this crash was the result!" Fitzpatrick wrote.

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