Offbeat Video

By Ben Walley 

This heart-stopping footage shows a daredevil acrobat doing a handstand on the roof a tower block – just inches away from death!

The video, which shows the fearless Nikita Deft, 21, was captured on the roof of a block of flats in the coastal city of Murmansk. 

Nikita, a professional photographer said that he has poor vision so he has to wear contact lenses which can often make his stunts harder.

He said: “I use elements of parkour, acrobatics and extreme sports. This all combines to make my routine as unique as possible.

 “I started this four years ago.

“I have very good physical training which gives me confidence.

“I spend a lot of time on different types of training and I train almost every day.”

Nikita said that he has a technique to calm himself while doing his stunts.

“I have to feel fully relaxed and in control of myself,” he said. 

Ever the thrill-seeker, Nikita said that he gets no shortage of kicks from his stunts. 

“It’s a huge release of adrenaline. You ca barely stand on the feet. 

“I love to do what for other people is considered to be impossible.You couldn’t buy this experience for any money.”