Thursday, June 14, 2012

"Oh, my God!"

As RSS Editor of a NZ-based community news website, I have the advantage of being informed of what's new in New Zealand.  This particular news item on tourism caught my interest.  It's about the world's highest cliff jumping.  The operator, Shotover Canyon Swing in Queenstown, that developed a "unique new jump style that offers adrenalin seekers another dimension and a whole new level of scariness."  Imagine sliding off a very high cliff edge from a height of 109 meters?!!  Oh, my God!!!

Read the full article below:

The world's highest cliff jump operator has done it again - developing a unique new jump style that offers adrenalin seekers another dimension and a whole new level of scariness.

In what is believed to be a world 'first', Shotover Canyon Swing's jump masters are 'stoked' over the company's newest jump style, 'The Slide'.

The Queenstown-based thrill ride is already renowned as an 'undie-staining', high-speed adrenalin activity that involves throwing caution to the wind by launching off a platform at the top of a very high cliff edge.  And now customers can literally slide off that cliff edge from a height of 109 metres.

"We're lucky to have very dedicated staff who are committed to finding innovative jumpstyles, and very willing customers happy to enjoy something they can't do anywhere else in the world!" said General Manager, Matt Hollver.

"'The Slide' evolved out of the efforts of our new ideas and testing team who put in a mammoth effort in our stunning outdoors laboratory, perfecting the ultimate jump style, while keeping professionalism and safety always on top of mind.

"After a lot of testing on our in-house 'lab rats', otherwise known as the sales and marketing team, we're pretty sure by the scream decidel level this is the best way to jump we've found yet."

Not your average playground slide, customers get massive speed acceleration from the top of a relatively short aluminum slide.  When they reach the end of the slide, they accelerate faster into free fall, before gently transitioning into a high speed giant swing over the stunning Shotover River.

Continue reading:  Shotover Canyon Swing adds another dimension


Is this not the scariest of all?


  1. wow its amazing, hopefully someday I can try it :) Tq 4 share :)

    1. You are welcome! Thanks for visiting.