Try To Watch This Insane Cliff Jumper Set The World Record With 193-Foot Leap Without Pooping Yourself
Laso Schaller is an absolute madman.
The 27-year-old adrenaline junkie recently set the world record in cliff jumping by leaping off a 193-foot cliff into the 26-foot deep aerated pool below in the Ticino area of Switzerland.
Via Red Bull:
The magnitude of this jump required more preparation than your standard take-a-breath-and-go waterfall jump. Under sunny blue skies, Schaller and team first built a platform to give him a clean, controlled exit, with enough projection to clear the rock wall. Secondly, they explored the area with scuba gear – and set six tanks in the pool to aerate the water and soften the landing. Finally, they did a number of rock drops – timing the landing, seeing the fall line. That said, for Laso, it’s almost the same as any old jump. “Once you get above 25m, everything starts to look and feel the same,” he says. “The only difference is the airtime.”
As for me? I get a panic attack on a ferris wheel.
[h/t For the Win]