Thursday, 18. September 2014
03. 09. 14. - 16:00
Russian hard man Stanislav Aksenov has done a parachute jump without a harness - fixing the parachute instead to piercings embedded in his back.
The daredevil stuntman from the Russian capital Moscow, known for his love of BASE jumping as well as the piercings deeply embedded in his back, decided to combine his two passions to perform the stunt leaping from a steep cliff into the Lauterbrunnen valley in the canton of Bern, south-central Switzerland.
Despite the enormous G forces generated after he jumped from the cliff the Russian man seemed to trust his back piercings not to rip free.
The dramatic video which he posted himself online shows his skin stretching under the strain of his own body weight.
After dangling from the flesh of his own back for more than two minutes, he lands safely in a field.
"This is the result of a vision that Stanislav Aksenov has for moulding two extreme activities into one freakish sport (if you want to call it a sport)," the video's caption reads.
"It is pushing the boundaries of what the mind is capable of."
Switzerland is one of only a few countries not to have banned BASE jumping, but the practice is loosely regulated, making the country - with its spectacular mountains - a magnet for extreme sports fans from all over the world.
And that has had a cost in human life. 31 people have died while BASE jumping from the steep Swiss valley in the last thirteen years.
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