Launch of the weekend

Evgenii Griaznov toplanded Titlis, what he then does will go down in the 2019 Red Bull X-Alps history books.

It was quite a weekend for Evgenii Griaznov (RUS). The day after his 47th birthday, he toplanded Turnpoint 7 Titlis – and then performed one of the Red Bull X-Alps 2019's most acrobatic launches.

Captured on video, he sets up for a reverse launch, with a fence – draped with a Russian flag – and the snow-covered slope behind him. He then pulls the wing up, brings it under control, turns – and then hops over the fence and into the air. Do not try this at home!

Currently in 15th place, he is now flying towards Turnpoint 9 Mont Blanc. The five-times Red Bull X-Alps Veteran – who moonlights as a teacher – was Russian champion in 2010 and has being flying for 19 years.

 

Follow his progress on Live Tracking.

Photos © Evgenii Gryaznov, zooom / Harald Tauderer

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