Casey Neistat, a film maker and popular YouTube personality, has decided to celebrate Christmas by releasing a video of him using a giant drone to snowboard around Finland.
Neistat, whose blogs involve a lot of drone-captured footage, has been a longstanding enthusiast of using the technology for film-making purposes. He took the idea farther by constructing a drone powerful enough to lift a human being.
The market currently has no drone physically large enough to fully support the weight of a person, so once Neistat and co. constructed the drone, they decided the best idea for using it was to go kite-surfing. Off they went to the ski slopes.
The video was made by Neistat, with help from Jesse Wellens (of PrankVsPrank) and Samsung. It features Neistat snowboarding with a selfie stick around the slopes until he takes a jump and stays in the air.
The drone flies Neistat around as he hangs on via what appears to be a harness. The video ends with Neistat being flown around with a trail of red smoke coming off of his snowboard, “White Christmas” playing in the background and him wishing everyone a happy holiday while he flies off into the distance.
It’s nice to know he graduated from snowboarding New York streets.