Sure, maybe I’ve thought about doing something like this before while peering over a hotel balcony and staring at the pool on the ground level. And yeah, maybe I’ve considered it as a potential escape strategy for the times in the future that I would be chased by some world class assassin. But no way in hell would I…
Is jumping nearly 200 feet off a cliff considered flying? Or is it just straight insanity? Because Laso Schaller just basically cliff dived a jump (fell a distance?) that would be taller than the Leaning Tower of Pisa. You can watch multiple angles of the jump in which he reached a speed of 76mph as he hit the water…
My goal in life as a child on a swing set was to swing so high that I would rotate a full 360 degrees (or at least reach the highest height possible before chickening out). I think everyone had that same goal. Everyone except Damien Walters. His is to get on a swing and fling himself up so high and so far that he can…
It never ceases to amaze me how people insist on breaking their necks or getting spinal cord injuries by jumping off vertical slopes on top of heavy snowmobiles. The guys on the video below just keep going for it in some rather crazy drops.
Check out this video of the 82nd Airborne Division in action. It's all interesting but the best part is on the 2:21 mark—fast forward to see paratrooper Pfc. Tyler Billings jumping from a C-130 transport from his point of view.
Wow. Just when I thought I had seen all kinds of jumps photographed in every possible way, comes this guy and straps a GoPro in continuous shooting photo mode to take a new angle of a Superman jump (no hands or legs, just him floating above the bike, mid-jump.) Unbelievably cool.
Ethan Swanson, the lunatic making this ridiculous roof jump, is a professional stunt man, so he sees life differently than the rest of us. Where normal humans see buildings and houses and stairs, Swanson sees a playground. This jump, which starts from the top of a building and ends on stairs, is just epic.
Watch this crazy guy leap from a roof terrace on top of a five story building to land in a swimming pool. Miraculously, he judges the distance right, the water is sufficiently deep and nobody else is around to be hurt. Unfortunately, this ends in disaster more often than you think.
Watch a madman leap on to a moving train as it emerges from a tunnel in France. The idiot then tells the camera that he will try again soon because it didn't work out how he had planned—as if it's not easy enough to get yourself killed these days.
26-year-old Brad O'Neil wanted to beat a new "Hey look I can do something really stupid that will potentially kill my neck" record, so he used a 100-foot-long, 60-foot-high ramp to jump into the air using his bike, only to jump off the bike at the highest point using a parachute.
Watch professional acrobat Greg Roe leap, somersault and plunge head first from 180-foot crane—the equivalent of 25 stories—landing at almost 100 miles per hour on a giant airbag.
The guy with the big hair and the titanium gonads is Sebastián Álvarez, who decided it was a great ice to jump over the safety railing of the Amonalas Viaduct, in Coquimbo, Chile, into a 328-foot (100 meter) deep. He only had a couple second before he could open his parachute—or die.
Watch motocross freestyle biker Ronnie Renner clearing 34 feet (10.36 meters) to win the Moto X Step Up—a bike high jump competition at the Summer X Games 2014 in Austin, Texas. It's amazing to see how high he got. According to Renner, the jump is really hard, especially the landing.
These guys are Nick McClintock and the Xpogo crew. Franly, I don't know who Nick McClintock and the Xpogo crew are or how the hell did they think about using pogos to perform their acrobatic jumps, but watching their first-person videos is making me dizzy.
I'm all for people risking their lives and getting a thrill out of jumping from anywhere in the world. But I'm not a fan of people who get their dog along for the ride. As fun as it may look, I'm pretty sure the dog—who doesn't understand what the hell is going on—is not a fan of it either, even while he looks calm.
I'm fairly certain that the idea of jumping over an island has never crossed my mind in all my years of thinking. But if you're a champion kitesurfer like Youri Zoon and you stumble across a small enough island, well, that's just another day on the beach for you. Jumping the damn thing and nailing it is just how you…
Just when I thought nobody could get crazier than these Ukrainians, here come two Russians doing high risk stunts perched on some sort of electrical or radio tower without any safety measures whatsoever. Not only they put their lives on the line, but they insist on increasing the chances of a major failure.
I know he has a parachute, but whatever. Every time he goes down the slope and I see the snow ending abruptly, I feel my stomach drop every single time.
Because most of us will never take the literal leap of jumping off a damn plane, here's POV footage from the Leap Frogs aka the Navy's parachute team. For the San Diego Padre's home opener, the jumpers took off in a plane and landed right smack inside Petco Park. You can hear the roar of the crowd grow louder as they…