B.A.S.E Jumpers Leap Off The World's Tallest Building And . . . . . Survive!

By Meera Dolasia on January 9, 2010

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What a year it has been so far for world records - First 26-year old Travis Pastrana stuns the world with his amazing leap, then the world's tallest building finally opens its door and now, two skydivers set another record by leaping off it's 200th floor.

Nasr Al Niyadi and his trainer, Omar El Hegelan, both skilled skydivers, performed their record breaking jump on the afternoon of January 6th, after receiving permission from the building authorities.

The duo leaped from a giant crane that transported them 2,717ft. to the top of the building. Free falling at an amazing speed of 137mph for the first 10 seconds, they then glided down with a parachute for the next 80 seconds, and landed gracefully at the Burj Park Island, where Nasr was greeted by his five kids.

Nasr said that while he was a little nervous before the descent, this ranked as the best skydiving fall he has done since he started in 2002. And he would know, for Nasr has over 2500 skydiving jumps to his credit including, a recent record-breaking one, which involved jumping off Mt.Everest.

Skydiving, also known as Parachuting, was first made popular by Andre-Jacques Garnerin in 1797. Over the years, the sport has been further refined into various categories. Nasr and his trainer are experts at B.A.S.E jumping. The acronym stands for Buildings, Antennas, Spans (bridges), and Earth (cliff) - All the fixed objects that these jumpers use, to leap off.

sources:gulfnews.com,dailymail.co.uk,youtube.com

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  • cheetahdiva5678
    cheetahdiva5678Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 10:34 am
    Thats cool but i would never do that
    • hihi2468
      hihi2468Friday, March 11, 2016 at 3:01 pm
      TOTES AMAZE!!!
      • bruhThursday, November 19, 2015 at 10:53 am
        in 6th grade
        • rjThursday, November 19, 2015 at 10:53 am
          i wanna do it so bad;) XD
          • thedoc
            thedocTuesday, November 10, 2015 at 12:47 pm
            i wanna try so bad!!!!
            • iikattastic
              iikattasticThursday, March 12, 2015 at 3:47 pm
              omg that is so intense i would not do that but i wanna but sadly im afraid of heights
              • diamondkid
                diamondkidSunday, March 1, 2015 at 11:54 am
                OMG!
                • alienMonday, November 10, 2014 at 1:39 pm
                  ... omg ... 0:
                  • Pokemeg20Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 1:36 pm
                    he is insane. Nuff said
                    • NoahTuesday, October 28, 2014 at 5:14 pm
                      Never shall I ever do a skydive off THIS building.

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