As dangerous has his job was, Shane was known for being careful and level-headed when it came to stunts. Two years ago, he called off a base jump at the 38-story Silver Legacy Resort Casino in Reno, Nevada.
Shane Legend, who was the first person to ever triple back-flip while basejumping with skis on, died today as a result of a basejumping accident. The above clip was taken from the documentary Steep, which is only one of the 15 films he was featured in.
After reviewing the footage that led to Shane’s death, fellow base jumper JT Holmes made this comment:
He did a double back flip off the jump and he has these releasable bindings so they come off in the air and then he flies off in his wing suit. But one ski did not come off. So he was struggling with the one ski [and] also got into a bad spin. So he may have never even pulled his pilot chute.