Human Slingshot - BASE Catapult | 0-200kph in 1 second
Info From Licensor: "Going from 0-130mph in less than a second... The Human Catapult! BASE jumpers are launched into the air, at times taking on over 6 G's, making even the scariest of roller-costers and theme park rides look tame.
Two world-renonewed BASE jumpers and daredevils, Chris "Douggs" McDougall and Jimmy Pouchert traveled to Dubai to set up the human catapult, a device inspired by none of than Leonardo DaVinci. Eric Straub, the engineer behind this modern-day catapult, took DaVinci's design and modernized it and built the custom pulleys and board that Chris and Jimmy used to be launched 300+ feet into the air. Along with the help of Go Fast Energy Drink and Skydive Dubai, Chris and Jimmy were able to make every BASE jumper's dream of being launched into the air a realty.
Jimmy quoted the experience before liftoff as, "When you are lying on that board and there is 50,000 pounds waiting to drop, the tension is palpable. If anything goes wrong, there is literally nothing you could do to stop it. You are lying there, looking at the crane tips 200 feet away, knowing that once you are released, it will take one second to get to (the top of) them - 200 feet in one second. We didn't have a g force meter, but we assume it is a moment of possibly 7g's and then it immediately starts to slack off once you are traveling."
Chris McDougall and Jimmy Pouchert are two of the world's most respected BASE jumpers, both inside the BASE community and in popular culture. Both men combined have thousands of skydives, BASE jumps, and wingsuit jumps. They are highly skilled and talented jumpers, and having been in the sport for almost 20 years, are both dedicated to teaching the next generation of inspired athletes how to endure and prosper in the extremely dangerous and deadly, yet rewarding sport of BASE jumping." - Jimmy Pouchert & Chris Douggs
Location: Dubai, United Arab Eremites
Occurrence Date: 2013
Credit: Jimmy Pouchert & Chris Douggs / ViralHog.com