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Christmas in 2016: Santa goes snowboarding behind a giant drone

Drone Flying Human

As drones have become more affordable and capable, people have come with all sorts of crazy drone-related contraptions. Whether it’s someone attaching a machine gun to a drone or someone roasting a turkey with a flamethrower affixed to a drone, it seems that we can’t even go a month without seeing someone try and put their own unique stamp on drone ownership.

A new video from Casey Nesistat, however, might take the cake. The video starts off with a bang as it features Nsistat donning a Santa suit and being hoisted over the roof of a house by a relatively large drone. The title screen then reads, “No one in the world sells a drone that can lift a human being, so we built our own.”

And build it they did. The video below — appropriately titled Human Flying Drone — features 4-minutes of absolutely jaw-dropping footage as we see this man-made drown impressively pull our Santa-suited hero on a snowboard in what, I think we can all agree, should instantly be a new extreme sport.

Coupled with a solid soundtrack — Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s classic Shimmy Shimmy Ya — this video is undoubtedly one of the the cooler things we’ve seen on the web in quite some time.

For anyone interested, there’s a behind the scenes video that takes a closer look at this crazy contraption.

Incidentally, Neistat recently inked a lucrative deal with CNN wherein the YouTube star will create a new video brand for the news network.

A life long Mac user and Apple enthusiast, Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large for over 6 years. His writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and most recently, TUAW. When not writing about and analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions, the most recent examples being The Walking Dead and Broad City.