Red Bull have seriously pulled out all the stops for this one.
Well known for their extreme image, Red Bull has its fingers in all the pies. Dominating the F1, putting on huge skate comps, having an annual stupid ‘make your own winged vehicle’ flying competition, base jumping, cliff jumping, motor crossing, literally ANY extreme sport you can think of Red Bull is involved. But Red Bull’s next stunt really is spectacular.
On October 8th, Red Bull are sending renowned base jumper Felix Baumgartner to the edge of the atmosphere at a whooping 120,000ft, to jump out of his pod and sky dove back down the earth.
To put things into perspective, when I skydived a few years back I jumped out of a whack ass small plane from 14,000. When you fly abroad you’ll hit heights of 35,000ft, this dude is going up almost 4x that. Mega shitty pants time fo’sure.
If/when Red Bull pull this incredible stunt off, they’ll be propelled into the Guinness Book of World Records for completing the highest skydive ever, which is some feat.
Using their great marketing minds and just branding up the pod, parachute and Felix’s helmet, this will no doubt secure in every body’s mind who watches this that Red Bull really are kings of adrenaline rushes.
Here’s a totally sick video foreseeing the Red Bull skydive that is scheduled for Oct 8th: