French Duo Sets Highest Base Jump Record from Dubai’s Burj Khalifa

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Two French daredevils broke a Guinness World Record for the highest base jump after jumping from the peak of the Burj Khalifa. Professional base jumpers Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen broke the record after performing two base jumps from the top of the tower in Downtown Dubai. Emirati jumpers Nasser Al Neyadi and Omar Al Hegelan held the previous world record after jumping 672 meters down the tower in 2010. The video shows Reffet and Fugen doing two wing-suit jumps from a three-meter by one-meter platform on top of the tower. The duo sported yellow jumpsuits with inflatable pressurized nylon cells that act as wings to help jumpers glide in the air like birds. The duo said it took them a year to prepare for the record jump through the help of SkyDive Dubai. The jump was done early morning Monday to minimize dangers from strong wind speeds at the tower.

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“LIVE FAST DIE FLY” Nick Reed is not the typical New Orleans native. Even with an B.A. in Journalism and Creative Writing from Xavier University, it has been said that he was always different. Through fashion and creative writing Nick has always found a way to express himself. He is the owner of So Authentic promotional group and was a former Editor-in chief of the Xavier Herald. Over the past few years he and partner Yoey Yo have developed My HELL OF A LIFE and GFC clothing brand in hopes to change the world. Their main goal is to just make the world a little more fresh.

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