I'm Gonna Die!: Amusement Park Ride Drops Untethered Thrill-Seekers 100-Feet Into A Net

July 22, 2014


*kick, kick -- byeeeee!*

These are a couple videos of people riding the the Sky Tower at Tivoli Friheden in Denmark. You basically just freefall 100-feet into a net below, reaching speeds up to 55MPH in the process. It's like throwing yourself off a building, but without the dying at the end. Would you ride? I would not, but I would get a friend drunk enough to pass out and not wake until he's about to be dropped. Could you imagine the look on his face? Not to mention the spraying feces! It will ruin our friendship, but I will not care.

Keep going for a video of a bunch of people doing it, and another one of the hook-up process and a single drop at the end (skip to 2:20 if you just want to see the action).

Thanks to Tina, marcus o and SpongeRob, who agree they should replace the net with a giant pillow pile instead.

  • Amazing!! I like this post, Keep it up!!

  • Ebbe Møller

    Dane Here. I live in a smaller town close by Århus(about 50km).
    Tried this "ride" a couble of years ago. Quite amazing experience I must say.

    In most cases the operator tries to distract you, when they are about to realase you.
    In my case he distracted me, by telling me that I was able to se the island Anholt from the tower(which is impossible). By doing that the release took me by complete surprise.

  • opaque

    just so you can be jelly ... i live 4 miles away from it :i

  • JediCandice

    I bet the landing isn't so bad when you have you shit in your underwear to cushion your fall.

  • aldenscott

    I make a point of never doing anything that comes with a "You can't sue us, even if we're guilty of negligence." waiver.

  • mattguyver

    I was part of this group, but not in the video. It was an awesome experience! I would do it again in a heartbeat! Yes, there was the accident a few years ago in the Dells but no thrill ride is going to have a perfect safety record.

  • JX

    Did this in Wisconsin Dells. The next day the same operator i had forgot to reset the net. Dropped girl 100 ft on the asphalt.

  • DeathBotGamma

    Wow. No thank you.

  • zin

    Into a net... sure, sure, no thanks. Where's the trampoline version?

  • Poeticbabble

    I think a trampoline would be too firm, and could cause serious injury.

  • zin

    "Suicide by trampoline" is a hardcore way to go.

  • MustacheHam

    If I try this....I hope folks like cubed ham.

  • I've jumped off cliffs into reservoirs before that were around 50-60ft, so this really isn't that big of a deal and I would probably do it.

  • ProphetFlume

    Pfft. I once jumped off a tree from 8 feet up. NBD. (I broke both my ankles.)

  • ShartInYourJacuzzi

    Holy shit you're so fucking tough.

  • Not really sure why you felt compelled to leave such a comment. Nothing I said implied that I was trying to be "fucking tough", I was simply answering the question posed by the author "Would you ride?" and my answer was based on past experience in relation to the task at hand.

    Its not a matter of being "fucking tough" or showing off or anything along those lines, I was simply sharing an experience I've had.

  • Andyman7714

    Bungee cord? We don't need no stinking bungee cord!

  • WisconsinBatman

    I've been on a ride like this before. It's called "Terminal Velocity" in the Wisconsin Dells. Truth be told, it was quite a rush, but after googling it today, it looks like they haven't spent much in upkeep :/

  • MadisonKobalt

    Probably hard to get riders on Terminal Velocity after a girl got paralyzed when the operator did not raise the net to the correct height.

  • Bling Nye

    This makes me wish I could fly, just so I could go on this ride, have them trip the release and then see me just sit there yelling about the ride not working and that I want my money back... I'd just want to see the looks on their faces. O_O

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  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    Ask some illusionist to do it for you.

  • Bling Nye

    I do all my own stunts, thanks.

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