As someone who gets a tad nervous while enjoying beverages too close to the edge of my apartment's rooftop, I could barely watch the video above. It features professional stuntman Ethan Swanson strapping pads to his arms and legs before climbing onto the roof a building, taking a few deep breaths, and jumping.
Swanson—who, like any good daredevil, filmed the stunt via two GoPro HD Hero 3s—lands the absurd stunt by briefly sliding down the inclined roof of the neighboring building, ultimately using it as a ramp onto a spiral staircase below.
It's exactly as unhinged as it sounds, and the view from Swanson's POV will be sure to keep you an extra step back from the edge of your respective roofs this weekend.
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