A French filmmaking team recorded a guy skiing while on fire, and I’m still in disbelief that this is real.
“We have a team of pyrotechnicians who prepared the skier and put four layers of clothing on him, including fireproof layers, ” Hugo Manhes explained to France 3 Auvergne Rhône-Alpes . “ Before doing this stunt, the body temperature dropped thanks to a gel applied to the skin for 45 minutes. On the last layer of clothing, we put a combustible paste that burns and has a combustion temperature of 1000 ° C to have relatively spectacular flames. Fire is a pure aesthetic quest. In all of my films, I try to inject a special atmosphere to leave reality and slide into dreams .”
Puts a whole new meaning to the phrase “Hot lap” doesn’t it…? 😆