Felix Baumgartner

Felix Baumgartner

Occupation: helicopter pilot & extreme skydiver
Home: Switzerland

Felix is an Austrian skydiver, daredevil and BASE jumper.  He set world records for skydiving an estimated 39 km (24 mi), reaching an estimated speed of 1,357.64 km/h (843.6 mph), or Mach 1.25, on 14 October 2012, and became the first person to break the sound barrier without vehicular power relative to the surface on his descent. He broke skydiving records for exit altitude, vertical freefall distance without drogue, and vertical speed without drogue. Though he still holds the latter records, the first was broken two years later, when on 24 October 2014, Alan Eustace jumped from 135,890 feet - or, 41.42 km (25.74 mi) with a drogue.

Baumgartner is also renowned for the particularly dangerous nature of the stunts he has performed during his career. Baumgartner spent time in the Austrian military where he practiced parachute jumping, including training to land on small target zones.

Baumgartner's most recent project was Red Bull Stratos, in which he jumped to Earth from a helium balloon in the stratosphere on 14 October 2012. As part of this project, he set the maximum vertical speed without drogue, highest exit altitude for a parachutist, and greatest vertical distance of freefall

How/when/where did you first learn about Evolve Skateboards: coming back from a Party at midnight and saw 4 guys skating in the midle of the street. They where pretty fast so I took a closer look and found out they had electric skateboards. After that I went online and the first brand that poped up was EVOLVE…thanks god!

Boards owned: Evolve bamboo street, Evolve carbon street

What do you love about them? the ultimate freedom that you have when you ride  those boards. 

Favourite Place to Ride: next to lake Constance from Arbon to Egnach. Awesome street with no cars but breathtaking landscape.

Favourite Quote: learn to love what you have been taught to fear.

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