When you hear things like BASE jumping, Dubai and the Red Bull Air Force in one sentence, you know you're in for something completely incredible, and what we're about to show you blows even that lofty expectation away. Earlier this year, Skydive Dubai hooked up with the Red Bull Air Force and other skydive/BASE jump athletes to pull off some of the funniest, flippiest BASE jump exits ever seen — all of them off the Princess Tower, the world’s second-tallest residential building, which rises 1,358 feet above Dubai.
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The coolest thing about this project, which was literally loaded with cool things? They had the world’s biggest urban zipline — requiring over 6.2 MILES of rope — at their disposal. The high-altitude, high-speed amusement ride made for interesting BASE exits, to say the least. Watch Miles Daisher's take on the zipline in the video above.
Three's a party!
That crew pulled an epic three-way exit you can check out above, in which Daisher, Fugen and Reffet joined hands for a simultaneous exit, followed by pilot Noah Bahnson.
“You could throw whatever you wanted to and have time to land safely!” added Daisher.
Spin to win
The extended platform let the guys get really creative with exits, too. "You could do so much off the platform!” says Daisher. “Gainer exits, hanging drops, wingsuit flights, head-first exits, all kinds of flips and of course, the helicopter exit!" Watch it happen above.
All of this was done in celebration of the Dreamjump project, which sent over 500 BASE jumps off the Princess Tower — along with one non-skydiver. That was Max, winner of the Dreamjump contest, who was hooked up for a "rope-jump" — he was tethered to a rope and pulley system that slowed him down as he approached the ground.
See it all in the video below. “It was amazing for him,” says Daisher. “He had no free-flight experience, but he sent it 100 percent.”
Watch the full Dreamjump project video below:
Daisher, the Red Bull Air Force and the rest of the jumpers send a big shout-out to Skydive Dubai and organizer Nasser Al Neyadi, without whom the jumps could never have happened.
See a world-record jump off the Burj Khalifa in Dubai via the link below: