Offbeat Video

By Joe McFarlane

An innovative adrenaline junkie has pushed himself to the limits by performing a terrifying backflip from one rooftop to another. 

High above Tehran’s Grand Bazaar in Iran, daredevil and professional roof-top jumper, Alireza Japalaghy, 27, has been pushing himself to the limits.

Alireza’s latest stunt involved the adrenaline junkie performing a backflip from one rooftop to another.

With his back to the massive gap between the rooftops, and nothing but a straight drop down the chasm below, Alireza found himself in a literal life or death situation.

With one brave backwards leap of faith, Alireza soared through the air and within a blink of an eye, found himself safe and sound on the rooftop on the other side of the alleyway. 

Alireza said: “I felt absolutely frustrated since it was a really scary thing to do. 

“At first it felt like it was impossible to be done. An image kept crossing my mind in which I fell down and dropped headfirst.

“But after a couple of minutes of meditation, I could figure out the whole thing and conceived the environment.

“When I did it flawlessly, I felt as light as rain.

“I think it’s an amazing superhuman ability to jump from rooftops in a backward position. Everything is in your mind because you literally have no visual concept of what you are about to do.”