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What’s it like to do a ski jump?

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Ever wondered what it might be like to do a ski jump?

Well this video is probably the closest you will come to knowing without strapping on a pair of skis and flinging yourself down a hill.

Former Norwegian Olympic ski-jumper Jon Aaraas fixed a camera to his helmet to give people a first-person view of what it is like to compete in this spectacular sport.

The jump was performed in Vikersund, Norway, on the world's third-largest ski jumping hill.

Aaraas reaches a speed of 103 km/h (over 64 miles an hour) before performing a 192m jump.

So let Aaraas take you on a terrifying yet thrilling leap.

You will have a newfound respect for Eddie 'the Eagle' Edwards after watching this.

 

 

 

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