Skydiver Daredevil Lands on 200-Foot-Long Slip ‘N Slide

By ABC News

Jul 17, 2014 11:28am

Skydiving daredevil Niklas Daniel, who has more than 8,000 jumps under his belt, started this particular dive just like any other — head first out of an airplane.

But since it’s summertime, and the adrenaline junkie was skydiving in the Arizona desert where temperatures can reach a scorching 113 degrees, he figured a good way to keep cool was with a graceful land right onto a 200-foot-long Slip ‘N Slide.

“The weather was very hot and we were trying to figure out a fun way to cool off in between jumps,” Daniel, co-founder of Axis Flight School in Eloy, Arizona, explains in the YouTube video’s description. “It was a great way to end the day.”

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The incredible video of the near vertical descent has amassed more than 30,000 views since it was originally posted on July 16.

But this tricky 5,000-foot-high leap with a GoPro camera attached to his helmet is certainly not for the faint of heart.

“This type of landing has a higher risk associated with it,” Daniel added. “It takes many thousands of jumps and years to learn.”

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