We love you brother, we will miss you and always be inspired by you

One of our biggest heros
clipped from espn.go.com

Decorated big mountain skier and BASE jumper Shane McConkey was killed earlier today in a ski-BASE accident in the Italian Dolomites.

A member of the Red Bull Air Force and pioneer of the ski-BASE-ing phenomenon, McConkey experienced problems in the air after launching off a cliff with the expectation of deploying his parachute canopy and then gliding down to the ground—as he had done successfully some 700-plus times before.

Hometown: Olympic Valley, Cali.

Family:Wife, Sherry; Daughter, Ayla

“He did a double backflip off the jump and he has these releasable bindings so they come off in the air and then he flies off in his wing suit,” filmmaker Scott Gaffney, a longtime close friend of McConkey’s, told ESPN Action Sports in an interview this afternoon via phone.

“But one ski did not come off. And when that happens the drag on the skis causes you to flip over, so the skis go over your head.
So he was struggling with the one ski.
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One response to “We love you brother, we will miss you and always be inspired by you

  1. Pingback: Hot News » Shane Mcconkey Dies

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