Date
22 January 2017
Storror jumpers contemplate their act atop some of Hong Kong's tallest buildings. Photos: Facebook/Storror Blog
Storror jumpers contemplate their act atop some of Hong Kong's tallest buildings. Photos: Facebook/Storror Blog

Nothing tops Chungking Mansions for this roof jumper

A group of roof jumpers who took social media by storm last week with a video of a dramatic leap across two North Point buildings, have taken the next big step.

They are off to Tokyo and Seoul on the next leg of their Asian tour, Apple Daily reports.

The team from the British parkour group Storror riveted the internet when Englishman Max Cave was filmed last week sprinting down a narrow ledge on the roof of a 25-story tower and leaping across three meters to the next building with no harness or safety net below.

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

The stunt, which Cave said was only a practice run, has drawn more than 280,000 views since it was posted on Facebook.

Storror has now done the International Commerce Center, Times Square and Chungking Mansions, which one member described as the most memorable.

The Chungking leap topped everything the group has done for the sheer distance — an eye-popping 25 feet.

The jump was performed by Callum Powell, who said it was his personal best.

Powell said he prepared for the jump on the ground, repeating the moves a thousand times before taking his act to the Chungking Mansions rooftop.

Teammate Josh Burnette said they train physically and mentally, mastering a sense of calm, focus and confidence. The slightest fear could be fatal, he said.

They had trained 10 years before making their first jump.

Storror, founded in 2006, is a practitioner of parkour, 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.

Whoa! And this is just practice (July 6, 2016) 

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