Watch Erik Roner float 8,000 feet in the air on a lawn chair

Don't try this at home.

 

Audra Schroeder

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Published Dec 20, 2014   Updated May 29, 2021, 10:35 pm CDT

BASE jumper Erik Roner lives a pretty extreme life. For his latest trick, he gathered 50 tanks of helium to inflate 90 massive balloons, tied them to a lawn chair, and ascended 8,000 feet into the air, like a scene out of Danny Deckchair

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Oh, and he brought a shotgun, too, which he used to shoot the balloons in an assist back down. He eventually parachutes to safety, but who hasn’t wanted to skydive with a shotgun? 

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H/T Pixable | Photo via Matthew Faltz/Flickr  (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Dec 20, 2014, 6:27 pm CST