It is amazing what us humans will do for the thrill of a lifetime. A lot of us will do many things extreme and travel to the most exotic places in the world just to feel alive. Here on The Inquisitr, we reported such feats of our fellow members of mankind doing such. One such report is on Felix Baumgartner, a professional skydiver, jumping from 23 miles up and hoping to break the sound barrier. Another is about a winged stuntman who successfully flew through a narrow mountain pass.
Now there is a new video on Youtube showing a high-speed jet ski journey. What’s unique about this journey is that it goes through a narrow canyon.
Uploaded on Christian Yellott’s Youtube Channel on July 15, 2014, the video has over 1.1 million views with a little over 5 thousand likes. Almost 500 people wanted to stay at home and do boring stuff. Nevertheless, this video is in the top ten for the most popular videos of Youtube as of the publication of this article.
The video is actually a promotion for the GoPro Hero camera, which is a camera used by most extreme thrill seekers and extreme sports players to film in the first person. This is to give viewers of the video an opportunity to see the action as if they were doing whatever it is the extreme fanatic is doing. This video captures a moment when a jet skier travels on a river that passes through a very tight canyon. As the video progresses, the canyon gets tighter until he gets to a point in which the river breaks off into three directions. The final area might be the source of the river judging by its size.
What is amazing about this video is just how beautiful the scenery of the river and canyon are along with the fact the jet skier hardly slows down until the end of the video. In conclusion, this is a very good video to promote the camera. True it isn’t as epic as skydiving and wingsuit base jumping, but traveling through a canyon on the river is something most people are willing to try.
What do you think about the promotion for the GoPro Hero camera? Did they do a fine job utilizing a more “common” or “normal” activity to entice the public into purchasing the camera? If you don’t want to buy the camera, did you enjoy the video in general? Please let us know in the comments below.
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