"Going to see if the umbrella actually slows you down like Mary Poppins' does," said Erik Roner.
Roner was born in San Rafael and is a professional skier and B.A.S.E. jumper.
New video shows him cut loose from the bottom of the hot air balloon holding a specially-made umbrella. He soars through the skies until the umbrella breaks up.
No worries though, Roner uses the parachute strapped to his back to stick the landing.