THE world’s most extreme parasailers attach metal parachute harnesses to their skin before they’re pulled in the air behind a speedboat.
Pictures taken in Koh Samui, Thailand show the thrillseekers taking it in turns to pierce hooks into their backs on a beach.
Lily Lu, who was pierced first, was later snapped floating away with the wind cheering and smiling.
The group said they knew people would think they are “crazy”, but for them it is “something very beautiful to do”.
Summarising their adventure, a description on YouTube said: “That (parasailing) means nothing else than flying on a parachute behind a speed boat on the ocean.
“But the little difference is that we suspend on hooks in our skin instead of a harness.
‘SOMETHING VERY BEAUTIFUL’
“This is a much more adventure side of the body suspension ritual and we a simple hook in our skin to fly.
“This is probably much more a sort of extreme sport and this episode is a little sneak in the world of HOOK LIFE.
“What is planned to be my docu-series about rituals like this?
“Hopefully one day I can realise this dream and with it a lot more rituals like this.”
They added: “For a lot of you, you think like this is crazy. For us this is fun, this is adrenaline, this is the next challenge, this is something very beautiful to do.”
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This is not the first time parasailers have been caught attaching harnesses to their skin.
A group of daredevils called The Sinner Team, filmed themselves in Konakovo, Russia, piercing their backs so their bungee cords could be attached.
They even held cameras as they jumped to capture the amount of pain they felt during the stunt.
The act of hanging from body piercings, known as suspension, became popular in the late 70s.
It was first recorded in the 1800s, when the North American Indian Mandam tribe practiced the activity.
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