Abudi Alsagoff's Dubai stunt reminds us of a few other extreme things we've seen lately
We freaked out a little when we saw this image of stuntman Abudi Alsagoff doing a handstand on top of a Dubai building.
The ‘Professional Freerunner & adventurer’ at Gravity Calisthenics Gym in Dubai can be seen 100 floors up performing the outrageous stunt, without a harness or any other support to prevent him from falling.
Also a champion at the Indo Freerun in 2011, he captioned the snap: ‘Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use. #MyDubai. Met a local skywalker who is also an awesome photographer. Photo by @pixelville thank you. Anyone in Dubai that would like to train with me can head to @gravitydxb.’
The clip titled, ‘Hanging out in Dubai…literally’ the maker of the James Kingston: POV Adventures series on YouTube does some rather stomach-churning stuff. We get a selfie stick moment as the Brit films himself from the Princess Tower in the Dubai Marina. But it’s not until we see his feet dangling and one hand waving at the camera until we realise he’s hanging off the scaffolding from one arm that the true extent of the dangerous stunt is revealed. He captioned the video: ‘Hanging out above the Marina on a recent trip to Dubai :)’
In a clip titled ‘Russian guys on the roof top in Dubai. Princess Tower’ Oleg Cricket is at it – safety harness-free. He and pal can be seen in a YouTube clip 414 metres up off the ground, that’s a belly-turning 1,356 feet. Oleg captions the video ‘Magic place’. With the famous skyline in the background, one of the duo performs a backflip on just a small part of the building’s frame.
Spiderman Alain Robert, 52, tackled the 75-storey Cayan Tower, without a safety harness. It’s a landmark officially declared by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2013 as the globe’s tallest twisted tower standing at 307 meters high.
Dream Jump Skydive Dubai athletes plunged from 400 metres above sea level, from the 99th floor of the Princess Tower in Dubai Marina. Dream Jump Dubai used multiple zip lines, totalling over 10 kilometers of rope and are referred to around the world as bungee jumps without a recoil. It involved jumpers leaping off of tall structures while connected to a patented system of dynamic ropes and resulted in a long and safe free fall from any land mass or tower.