Have You Seen This? Flying Frenchies surf across a zip line

Posted November 13, 2016

VERCORS MOUNTAIN RANGE — What's the ideal way to experience a beautiful French mountain range? For The Flying Frenchies, it's zip lining through it: on surfboards.

While zip lining and surfing are cool activities, both require a decent amount of bravery, and only the most daring among us would try both at once.

In this video for Red Bull, the group of buddies who comprise the multi-talented collective The Flying Frenchies, fly through the expansive canyons in the French mountain range, The Vercors Massif.

Then, as if that wasn't enough, they BASE jump from the zip line down through the canyon. As you might expect, the footage is absolutely stunning.

According to, The Flying Frenchies are a group of five to six friends who do "BASE jumping, mountaineering, climbing, alpinism, speed riding — pretty much all the sports that include flying, climbing and the mountains."

They are also artists who hope projects like this one will bring more sense to the world.

"We want our lives to be a music that leads us through our hearts. We want to be open to the unknown and to the wish to discover the world, as much outside than inside of us," wrote Anicet Leone, the technical expert behind this video. "We are clowns, gentle fools and we throw ourselves in the empty spaces, surfing the air to provoke and to be seen, representing the atypical dreamers' minority."

The group is working on a longer documentary film about the experience. "Surfing The Line" is expected to be released in festivals and online in time for Christmas.

Anicet Leone


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