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Pro skier turns to jetpack power to get home in time for lunch

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Filip Flisar tears down the street under jetpack power in latest Red Bull stunt
Filip Flisar tears down the street under jetpack power in latest Red Bull stunt
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Filip Flisar jetpacks his way through Maribor to make lunch
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Filip Flisar jetpacks his way through Maribor to make lunch
Snow, ice and even stairs don't stand between Flisar and his lunch
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Snow, ice and even stairs don't stand between Flisar and his lunch
Over the ice
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Over the ice
Filip Flisar jetpacks his way through Maribor to make lunch
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Filip Flisar jetpacks his way through Maribor to make lunch
Flat snow and even ascents are no problem with a jetpack strapped to your back
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Flat snow and even ascents are no problem with a jetpack strapped to your back
Flisar takes his famous mustache on a different type of ski trip
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Flisar takes his famous mustache on a different type of ski trip
As Red Bull tells the tale, Flisar reached speeds up to 75 mph
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As Red Bull tells the tale, Flisar reached speeds up to 75 mph
Tearing down the street
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Tearing down the street
Catching some air
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Catching some air
Across football (soccer) fields
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Across football (soccer) fields
Filip Flisar tears down the street under jetpack power in latest Red Bull stunt
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Filip Flisar tears down the street under jetpack power in latest Red Bull stunt
Flisar's jetpack relies on a handheld controller
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Flisar's jetpack relies on a handheld controller
Across football (soccer) fields
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Across football (soccer) fields

Remember when you were a kid playing outside and mom called out that it was time for lunch? You leapt up and fired on all cylinders to get home so as not to miss out on your meal or spark mom's ire. Pro skier Filip Flisar recently took this concept to the next level, racing over snowy streets propelled by a jetpack. Needless to say, he made it home in time for his midday meal.

In the latest Red Bull stunt and viral-bound video, the famously mustachioed Flisar is sitting around enjoying the company of fellow snow hounds when his mom calls up to let him know in no uncertain terms that lunch is almost ready. Flisar frantically straps into his handy jetpack and relies on its 88 lb (40 kg) of thrust to send him speeding up to 75 mph (120 km/h), uphill, downhill, over streets, down stairs and across football fields and frozen water, in his hometown of Maribor, Slovenia. He even throws in some impressive cornering.

The jetpack in question was built in response to an Instagram challenge, and Flisar first used it last year to thrust around the snow of Slovenia's Pokljuka Plateau. Flisar developed the hot-firing jet-turbine backpack with help from a technician, and according to Red Bull, it runs at up to 96,000 rpm and reaches scorching temperatures of 1,562° F (850° C). It looks easier to ski with than a handheld thruster and, from what we've seen, is faster on the snow.

Snow, ice and even stairs don't stand between Flisar and his lunch
Snow, ice and even stairs don't stand between Flisar and his lunch

We've seen plenty of air stunts with jetpacks, most famously those of "Jetman" Yves Rossy and his jet wing, and some impressive on-water jet action, but not so much land jetpacking. Flisar's pioneering work in this area is quite impressive and his agility in this latest video is nothing to scoff at.

"Skiing fast with a jetpack in an open field is one thing. Blasting your way across asphalt, granite sets and icy concrete in the middle of main square proved to be a totally different story," he said of the experience.

We've dropped the video below.

Source: Red Bull

Jetpack Skiing! Filip Flisar Charges Through Town at 120kph

4 comments
ChairmanLMAO
Things you can't do in america
Captain Danger
Just checked out the teaser, Brought on an involuntary grin. Looks like the video will be awesome!
sk8dad
Wait a minute...he's gonna eat that entire pot roast and a whole gallon of potato salad for lunch? Impressive...and the jet pack is totally cool too. How does one carve on concrete anyway? Be even better if he were to also cook his lunch along the way.
yeahright
typical fanatical technology zealot .......... spend $20,000.00 to make it home in time for lunch........ right on,.... just brilliant?????????