Video: Mary Poppins-esque skydive goes awry

Yahoo! Sports’ ThePostGame has brought our attention to a video of professional extreme athlete Erik Roner attempting to pull off one of Mary Poppins’ signature moves – descending to earth with an umbrella. To do so, he hitched an umbrella to an air balloon and set himself free at a certain height.

Of course and if you have ever walked down a street against a strong wind, it takes little imagination as to what happened next as the air pressure turned the umbrella inside out. That forced him to ditch the umbrella and rely on a parachute:


No word on whether Mary Poppins packed an extra parachute in case the same thing ever happened to her; but then again, she relied a bit on magic!


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