For the first time in history. The world champion performed a unique stunt by jumping out of a swimming pool on the 77th floor
Three-time wakeskating world champion Brian Grubb has made history in extreme sports by performing a unique stunt. The 43-year-old American jumped from the pool located on the 77th floor of the Address Beach Resort in Dubai (294 meters), accelerating with the help of a drone.
Skydiving from a skyscraper is not unusual for base jumpers, but Grubb took it to a whole new level. Before Brian, no one had used this combination of drone and board, which became a new word for extreme sports.
Brian Grubb gained popularity back in the noughties, becoming a star of wakeskating, an extreme sport that involves performing various tricks on the water with a short board (this is one of the variations of wakeboarding, the difference is the lack of bindings).
The American organized races in various unusual places, such as rice fields in the Philippines, mountain streams in Slovenia, and an underground river in the United States.
And for the last seven years, I have been preparing the WakeBASE project, which required the skills of a wakeskater and a base jumper. The athlete had 26 jumps under his belt, but against the background of the sport's aces, who have made thousands of successful landings, this is not a result.
In preparation for the stunt in Dubai, Brian made more than a hundred more flights from high-rise buildings.