Offbeat Video

By Ben Walley 


THIS is the stomach churning moment a group of base jumpers throw themselves off a slackline that looks like a spider web.

The incredible footage was shot by Jonathan Laing just outside Moab, Utah at the Fruit Bowl in Canyon Lands at a highlining and hase jumping festival.

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Jonathan, from Austin, Texas, has himself been walking slacklines since 2011.

The 24-year-old said: “I love highlining because of the places you can do it. You can literally tie mountains together and walk from one to the other.

“You need extreme physical and mental strength to stay calm and focused while traversing the open air.

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“The first highline I got on was 20 metres long and about 500ft off the ground. I recently set my personal record of 140 metres.

“The Fruit Bowl is one of the first highlining parks in the United States.

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“While on a highline one can experience the entire spectrum of feelings. Newcomers will commonly experience an extreme case of fight or flight instinct that can cause one to freeze in fear when getting on their first highline.”