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Watch a human-carrying drone lift a snowboarder off a mountain

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YouTuber (and CNN employee) Casey Neistat may have retired from daily vlogging, but he hasn’t quit making videos. His latest holiday video goes bigger than ever, with a giant, custom-made drone that’s capable of lifting and flying around an adult human being (in this case, Neistat, on a snowboard).

Neistat says the drone was customized for the video over the course of a year after being unable to find any commercially available drones for the project. The drone itself is an absolutely massive 16-rotor machine — which makes sense, given the weight it needs to be able to carry.

And while we’ve seen one-man drones capable of carrying people before, Neistat’s finished product offers a level of polish and practical use that earlier demos have lacked.

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Much of the video itself is extremely reminiscent of Neistat’s earlier videos, where he snowboarded while being pulled by a car, with the car replaced by a drone. But intermixed with the drone-assisted snowboarding are some legitimately impressive aerial shots of Neistat being lifted approximately 25 feet in the air.

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