By: Zach Priest
Calling all adrenaline junkies! There’s a new sport on the rise called ‘sky surfing.’ Better known as wing-boarding, riders will be strapped to a mini aircraft board that will be towed behind a plane 10,000 feet in the air.
Created by Aaron Wypyszynkski in Alabama, the sport aims to satisfy the adrenaline junkie in all of us.
As a child, Aaron watched a cartoon called “Talespin” where a character named Kit Cloudchaser would drop out of his airplane and ride through the clouds on a board.
Aaron spent his entire life trying to find a way to emulate that in the real world.
Now at 31 years old, he has created a prototype board for a new sport he says hopes to capture extreme athlete’s attention.
Wypysznkski says it most resembles wakeboarding but instead of being behind a boat and falling into water, you’re behind an airplane and you slowly float to the ground. If you fall, there is a parachute for safety.
There is no set date for when the sport is going to be official, but Aaron says if the full-sized prototype works out, then he will be the first to try it.
For all adrenaline junkies, make sure to check out this sport when it becomes official.