The method behind the madness: Parachute-less skydiver's jump explained


Cape Town - Remember that guy we doubted when he claimed he skydived without parachute

We together with our readers, refused to believed that the stunt could be real. One commenter, Ritz40 said "I call BS", whilst another, Stuart de Lange said "Nice bit of bulls:-):-) Photoshop".

Also Tiaan Stander wouldn't believe the story, saying, "Not a chance in hell! Saw the clip, you would have been traveling at least 50m/s or just under 200km/h. That trampoline would not handle that." 

Well, turns out his stunt is in fact real, and there's science behind his claim to prove it. 

See the Parachute-Less Skydive Explained here

Travis, the stuntman, was able to perform the life-threatening stunt with the help of super-absorbent, specially built trampolines to absorb his final crash, as well as a GO magnetic positioning system he wore on his belt. 

The magnetic system used the earth's magnetic field to help navigate Travis through the tiny opening of the roof through which he fell. 

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