Offbeat Video

By Jack Mobley


A daredevil clambered out across a slackline 110 metres above a river before base jumping to the ground.

Adrenaline junkie Cengiz Kocak expertly traversed the wire in Boyabat, Sinop, Turkey on February 15.

Reaching the middle, the veteran of 100 base jumps swings around, dangling from the rope with both hands.

Having gathered his composure, Cengiz lets go and plummets to the ground before pulling his parachute for a smooth landing to the riverbed below.

Cengiz said: “Despite my many jumps, I’ve never tried one like this before.

“During a normal base jump, it starts with your feet by pushing yourself from the cliff, building or antenna.

“But on this jump, everything starts with releasing the line with your hands.

“Since the line was not fixed, it was swinging and making it really hard to control my body position.

“There was no room for error because the altitude was not enough to recover from any fault.”