To say that what this guy did was crazy would be an understatement of some magnitude. To say it was flirting with death would still come short of describing the stunt. I guess doing his best to kill himself would be more appropriate.
So, the video shows a man known as Travis jumping out of a plane from an altitude of 9,000 ft and then free-falling to the ground — WITHOUT A PARACHUTE. But that’s not all. The incredible footage shows how Travis flies through a hole in the roof of a building and then lands safely on a trampoline — to the cheers of those waiting for him. The mind reels.
A presenter explains how Travis will do his insane stunt and claims that there are two things which make the hugely implausible jump actually possible. First, we are told, the reinforced trampolines will absorb the impact from the jump. Second, Travis will wear on his belt a “revolutionary” geomagnetic positioning system to guide him. One of the stunt engineers adds:
The natural magnetism of the Earth and the magnet that we are attaching to Travis have a natural reaction to one another. We don’t have a margin for error. If Travis makes a mistake on this, it’s catastrophic.
OK… Then the door opens and Travis, along with a female jumper, who is reportedly filming the stunt, hurl themselves out of the plane. For added intensity, as Travis plummets full speed, the screen goes blank and an error message appears reading “Connection Lost”. But then Travis yells “I see it, I see it, I got it, I got it!” and lands onto his trampoline amid a storm of applause… (Scroll down for the video.)
1. The skydiver, named only as Travis, is seen jumping out of the plane with no parachute, but is it a fake?
2. As the jumper reaches just under 300 feet, the target area — a hole in the roof of a building becomes clear.
3. The end of the video reveals that the skydiver, known as Travis, has safely landed onto a trampoline.
4. The end of the video shows a crowd triumphantly cheering the success of the largely unbelievable stunt.
And here is the video itself:
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