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Extreme Thrills: Las Vegas Sky Jump

Updated on January 10, 2014
This is me screaming on the way down
This is me screaming on the way down
This is me in my jumpsuit getting ready to make the big jump off of the platform!
This is me in my jumpsuit getting ready to make the big jump off of the platform! | Source

Standing on the ledge

"Looking down at the Las Vegas strip, i felt my stomach turn inside out as i leaped forward and plummeted 855 feet down to the concrete bullseye below."

Do you have a fear of hights?

When you see just how high up you are, your whole body will begin to shake just like mine did. The intense rush of Skyjump Las Vegas is without a doubt one of the most thrilling things that you will ever do on the Las Vegas Strip. This is the highest controlled free jump in the world, standing tall on a 855 foot ledge. The jump is located at the top of the Stratosphere tower on Las Vegas Blvd.

A good friend and i preparing for the jump. You can see the steel cable that they hook you up to on the yellow cable reel on the far left of the photo.
A good friend and i preparing for the jump. You can see the steel cable that they hook you up to on the yellow cable reel on the far left of the photo.

Make sure to use the bathroom first!

Strap on your jumpsuit and body harness and take the elevator ride to the 108th floor. Once you get to the top, your greeted by a skilled and highly professional jump team that assist you with your jump. They double check your harnesses and make sure that everything is secure. After your gear is properly set up, they snap a few quick photos before you jump. They then point you out to the steel jumping platform where they hook you up to the jump cable and have you place your feet half way off of the edge. They give you a few moments of nerve racking anticipation as you look down at the street almost 900 feet below. They give you a countdown and you take the jump forward towards the bullseye that they have painted on the ground.

My Skyjump Experience

Would you take the Skyjump?

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© 2014 Skyler DeCristoforo

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    • SkySlave profile imageAUTHOR

      Skyler DeCristoforo 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      It really is a blast! You just have to build up the courage to take that first step!

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      Peggy Woods 

      4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I agree with Bill...no way!

    • SkySlave profile imageAUTHOR

      Skyler DeCristoforo 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Its just a matter of letting yourself fall. Is scary at first but then you realize how much fun it is and you want to do it all over again!

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      There is no way! LOL You are a better man than I am my friend. I would have to be by gun to take that leap. What a rush! My knees are weak just thinking about it.

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