In a tribute to their favorite childhood game, Dominic Roithmair, Georg Lettner, Marco Waltenspiel and Marco Fürst have achieved what could be the longest swing in the world* – Mega Swing.
This summer, a balloon served as an anchor for the swing, while the four skydivers jumped from a second balloon. Both were placed at a height between 1,500 and 2,000m.
“Everyone knows what it’s like on the swing at the playground,” said Waltenspiel. “You swing as hard as you can and jump off. We wanted to do the [...]
As I woke up on April 3rd in sunny Kingston Jamaica, I could feel the electricity in the air. I heard the dim sound of soca music and remembered it was Carnival day in Jamaica. Held every year for over thirty years, it was clear that today was the big day, and if the soca didn’t tell you, the scurries of ladies with glittery faces and elaborately feathered costumes did. After over two months of anticipation and numerous pre-parties it was time for the big finale.
I knew hundreds of persons were going through the very same checklist as I was to ensure I was ready to be on the road at 10 am. Persons from all over the world came to [...]