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Umbrella Skydive: Erik Roner Proves Mary Poppins Was More Than A Fairy Tale (VIDEO)

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Incredible videos of skydiving, jetpack rides and other insane tech-aided extreme sports are pretty much a staple for us - but we've never seen anything quite as cool as this retro-tech enabled stunt.

Erik Roner recently teamed up with GoPro to record himself jumping out of an aeroplane with an umbrella.

That's right - Roner used the stunt to prove that - for a while at least - it's possible to use a very big umbrella to slow your fall in mid-air, Mary Poppins style.

Unfortunately the umbrella eventually broke, and Roner had to use his parachute.

But he did manage to sign off with a pretty decent one-liner.

"You're welcome, science!" he said. Take a look, above.

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