Take a wild flight with this speedride follow-cam

Speedriding’s definitely the most amazing way to get down a mountain – and these guys do it best.
© Luka Leroy
By Josh Sampiero

It's no secret we love speedriding – the freeflight sport combining high-performance skiing with high-performance wings gives athletes access to some of the most incredible terrain on the planet. Steep powder lines that end in a huge cliff band? No problem!

But that's not the only thing they can do. In the hands of skilled pilots Valentin Delluc and Martin Schricke, the whole mountain’s a playground – from gaping gorges to halfpipes. Watch above to see all the fun they had. 

Film-maker Alex Aimard also had a challenging job – chasing the guys through the canyon, Les Diablerets, where he had to fly his own rig while keeping an eye on the guys. "The canyon was one of the highlights of this project," says Alex. "I've been dreaming of doing it for a while but never had the opportunity... I couldn't expect a better way to do it than following Martin and Val leading the way, and I'm quite satisfied with the shot: double win!" 

See the canyon flight from POV

© Luka Leroy

The sketchiest moment for film-maker Shams was watching the boys get out of the heli onto what could’ve been an icy ridge above a no-fall zone. (See the opening shot of the video!) "If it’d been slippery, they’d have had a few hundred metres of sliding," he says. 

Tip: Don’t fall

Speedriders Valentin Delluc and Martin Schricke prepare to take off at Silberhorn, Switzerland
Heck of a place for a drop-off! © Luka Leroy

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