Bay Area man tries flying with umbrella

SAN RAFAEL, Calif.

"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.

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