Introductory intertitle reads: "About the nearest approach to flying for a human being (unassisted) is the long jump."
Man performs a long jump. Through camera tricks the film is stopped, reversed and repeated. "One of the prettiest events is the pole jump, and the athlete's grace and dexterity...
An early mono-ski is demonstrated - film reversal is used to comic effect.
Monsieur Ringen dives into a 6 feet deep tank from a height of 120 feet.
Special movie camera techniques are demonstrated - sped up footage and film reversal.
Smoke billows out of a mans suit before he jumps into a pool of water.
The latest Australian sport - people skiing down sand hills in Cronulla.
Athletics race - some camera tricks including slow motion and film reversal.
Early trick filming - a man dives fully clothed in to a river and returns in a swimming costume.
Techniques involved in the demolition of industrial areas