Miles Daisher is a man who likes to invent new aerial sports. If it fits on the roof of your car, chances are he's skydived with it. Bike, skis, boards – tick, tick and tick. One of his favourites is jumping out in a kayak.
“There's something magical about it,” he tells us. “It's so much fun. And it means you can land on water without getting your ass wet.”
Either you fly the skyak or it flies you
In this clip, he exits a chopper at 11,000ft (3,300m) with a front flip, performs a few more tricks before landing in style on Lake Avándaro, about 150km from Mexico City.
“It's not as easy as it looks. Either you fly the skyak or it flies you,” he says. “On this occasion it went like clockwork.”
Still, the relatively high altitude of the jump and landing, added some spicy ingredients. “I love to dive my parachute at the ground to build up speed to swoop across the water. These front riser hook turns, coupled with landing at 4,000ft (1,200m) above sea level, gives you extra speed thanks to the thinner air. It was amazing and super fun! Speed is your friend.”
Oh, and look out for the two guys flying above the lake on a kind of aquatic answer to pogo sticks. “Air boarding,” says Miles. “I have to get one! They're so much fun.”
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