Date
23 January 2017
Max Cave vaults three meters across buildings. A dramatic shot from below (right photo) freezes him in mid-flight. Photo: Instagram/Storror
Max Cave vaults three meters across buildings. A dramatic shot from below (right photo) freezes him in mid-flight. Photo: Instagram/Storror

Whoa! And this is just practice

Make no mistake about it.

As hair-raising as it looks, this stunt is only a practice run, according to Metro Daily Hong Kong.

Englishman Max Cave is promising a more spectacular act of daring after a video of his warm-up jump drew 260,000 views and more than 4,200 shares on Facebook.

In the five-second clip, Cave sprints down a narrow ledge on the roof of a 25-story building and leaps across three meters to the next building with no harness or safety net below.

The camera pans from his standing start to his take-off and down toward the sheer drop between the buildings, giving viewers a breathtaking perspective.

The building was later identified as Provident Center in North Point.

Security guards on the sprawling estate declined to say how Cave and his group managed to get to the rooftop, according to news website hk01.com.

They said residents had reported seeing the doors to the top floor unlocked.

Cave is in Hong Kong with a group of practitioners from the parkour group Storror.

Skypost reports that the group is scheduled to shoot a series of death-defying stunts on famous Hong Kong landmarks. 

Parkour is a training exercise developed by a Frenchman using movement from military obstacle course training.

It includes running, climbing, swinging and jumping unaided and without safety equipment.

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