Drone-Shot Stunt Run Looks Like A Real Top-Down Video Game

April 6, 2017

This is a worthwhile 'mind-bending' video from National Geographic of daredevil stunt man Ilko Iliev running and jumping across roofs, scaling buildings and parkouring his way all over Bulgaria while drone operator Marin Kafedjiiski captures all the footage from almost directly above. The result is a video that looks like a real-life top-down video game. Would I play it? Yes, but only if we turn it into a drinking game. I'm thinking maybe like how we play Super Mario Drinking Bros. "And how do you play that?" Drink every time Mario takes a step or jumps. "Dear God." I made it to level 1-3 once.

Keep going for the video, it really is worth a watch.

  • Jenness

    How does that dude have any ankles or knees left? Some of those jumps were ludicrously dangerous.

  • GeneralDisorder

    A huge part of parkour and also martial arts that parkour is derived from is learning how to let yourself collapse in a controlled manner (just like how cars collapse in controlled ways to reduce the chance of dying in a crash).

    That's why you see lots of rolls in parkour and running landings when there's huge jumps. They want to take some of that impact force and transfer into it sideways momentum.

  • Deplorable Erik Dee

    This is also something I heard explained in how to not be injured if you are in an elevator that releases and then hits the emergency breaks. You let your legs crumple under you and then roll to the left or right to shed your downward momentum sideways.

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