Extreme athlete attempts to sky-dive with umbrella just like `Mary Poppins`

Last Updated: Sun, Mar 03, 2013 08:10 hrs

With 'Mary Poppins' in mind, professional extreme athlete Erik Roner decided to test out the flying capabilities of his own umbrella.

In less than 10 seconds, the umbrella fell victim to wind pressure and flipped inside out.

Roner quickly said goodbye to his umbrella and landed with the help of a parachute, ABC News reported.

After landing safely, he joked saying "You're welcome science. That was a big step forward. NASA is going to be able to use that one for years to come."

Roner's latest stunt may have been inspired by a Disney movie, as well.

On Thursday, he "blobbed" off a 700-foot building in Panama City, an extreme take on a feat done by kids in the '90s film 'Heavyweights.'

Blobbing is when someone jumps onto an oversized floating device that propels them into the air before they hit a body of water. (ANI)

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