Santa Paraglides By means of the Sky Throwing Cameras at Folks Under

A flying Santa has been throwing cameras to individuals from the sky. However as an alternative of utilizing a sleigh, he’s paragliding.

Skilled speedrider Valentin Delluc has teamed up with Insta360 to shoot an superior video of him flying via the skies dressed as Santa Claus.


Speedriding, also called speed-flying, is a self-discipline of paragliding that sees daredevils hurtling down mountains with a parachute and a pair of skis connected.

The video is filmed on an Insta360 X3 digital camera. The 5.7K 360-degree digital camera is mounted to Santa’s sack, giving viewers an exhilarating third-person view as he flies via the Avoriaz ski resort in France.

“Utilizing the Insta360 Invisible Selfie Stick in my backpack you get some insane third-person angles. I exploit it in all my completely different sports activities: snowboarding, speedriding, speedflying, base leaping… You identify it! It actually helps seize the enjoyable I’ve within the air,” says Delluc.


Speedriding is a brand new sport that’s not well-known to the general public.

“For these of you who don’t know, speedriding is a self-discipline that mixes freeskiing and paragliding, the place you fly via mountains with a small paraglider wing and skis,” says Delluc.

“Exploring the probabilities and limits of my sport motivates me quite a bit. Some concepts for a run come from my freestyle snowboarding expertise, and in the end, 99% of the time while you land after a speedride, you’re smiling!”


Delluc ready for the shoot by specializing in the particular methods he pulled off within the video. Mindblowing stunts that included sliding on prime of a chairlift.

“You possibly can’t actually practice earlier than as you want a particular approval by the ski resort,” he says.

“It’s not one thing that’s finished very simply to be trustworthy [sliding on the charlift]. And, it is advisable hold sufficient pace to leap over the clamps and never hit them, however not an excessive amount of to slip off the cable… It’s all about steadiness.”

The Insta360 X3 is the corporate’s flagship digital camera. In addition to recording 5.7K 360-degree movies, it additionally takes 72-megapixel photographs. The X3 boosts the dimensions of each the sensor and show over the earlier mannequin, the One X2.

Picture credit:Photographs courtesy of Oliver Godbold.