On a cloudy Dubai morning, a man leaps off the balcony of Dubai Marina’s Sulafa Tower.
(That’s the same tower that saw a fire start on the 60th floor last July – the blaze rapidly spread to the 70th storey, but thankfully no one was seriously hurt).
Well this guy wasn’t jumping due to the fire, no, he’s just another crazy Billy-o with a parachute strapped to his back.
The video comes from the Negative4 extreme sports team, who were the group responsible for the 0 to 200 kilometre-per-hour in one second base jumping catapult in Dubai.
The video shows a base jumper stood on a high floor balcony before climbing the railing and taking a leap of faith.
Here it is:
“What’s wrong with the people of today? Have they all got their heads in the clouds?” Well, kinda.
The base jumper chose to leap on a day where low-hanging stratus clouds lay between the buildings. If you’re not sure what a stratus cloud is, it’s the blankety-looking stuff.
Does it make the jump more dangerous? Well, you can’t see where the floor is exactly, which we’re sure would make the whole ordeal a little more clammy.
Remember though, people. These guys are professionals. Don’t go stuffing your kitchen tablecloth into a backpack and expect to achieve the same results.
What else have Negative4 done?
Negative4 Productions are no strangers to the extreme, with a backlog of videos on their YouTube channel showing their team taking part in a number of daredevil base jumps and crazy sports exercises.
Here are a few examples:
Jumping from a giant, suspended net in Moab, Utah.
A dramatic, slow-motion base jump in Kjerag, Norway.
Front flipping out of an ultra-light aircraft above Mexico.
Images: YouTube/Negative4 Productions