BASE jumping all by itself takes being a little bit crazy. Jumping off a cliff or a tall building with nothing but a parachute or wingsuit to keep you from going splat. Yep, you have to be a little bit nuts. But BASE jumping with the parachute attached only to your SKIN? No, no, no, no… NOPE.
However, for Josh Miramant, that’s apparently no big deal. Josh, who only started base jumping three weeks ago and had never had a body piercings before, decided driving some metal underneath the skin on his back and hooking his parachute up to it was a GREAT IDEA!
Reports the Mirror…
“I’d never had any other piercings before and it was by far the most painful part of the whole experience. It takes about 20 minutes to get all four done and despite the appearance of this, I am not a masochist – I just came to enjoy the whole experience despite the pain, but I was certainly happy when the piercing was complete.”
So how did it feel when the chute opened and pulled on the piercings, I know I for one am asking…
“I was shocked that when the canopy opened, it was not very painful at all. It’s amazing how powerful adrenaline is – as the canopy made a loud snap above me, it triggered one of the strongest adrenaline kicks I’ve ever had. At that point, I just had to steer the canopy towards the ground and it was over. The delight, relief and satisfaction of success was for more prevalent than pain.”
Uh, yeah, nope.
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