One of the sickest sounding world records I had no idea existed has been broken in NZ’s thrill-seeking capital.
Aussie Robbie Maddison broke his own record for the highest-ever bungy jump on a motorbike the world has seen. He fell for 143 metres at Queenstown’s AJ Hackett Bungy. His previous record was 115 metres, which he set in 2011.
As to why he does this kind of stuff, Maddison simply said: “I live for insane experiences.”
The professional stunt performer added that the idea for this particular big balls move came about because of New Zealand’s bungy-loving reputation.
“I had the idea to come and leap off New Zealand’s most notorious bungy jump on a motorbike. I’m in New Zealand and I thought why not!?”
I guess we do have a fun-loving reputation but good God mate, no one I know has ever told me: ‘Fuck, I might just do bungy jump on a motorbike this weekend.’ Fair play to you, ya adrenaline-fueled weapon.
Speaking of absolute legends breaking absolutely batshit bungy crazy world records: Earlier this year, an Aucklander jumped off the harbour bridge 941 times in 24 hours.
Mike Heard made his first leap off Auckland’s Harbour Bridge at 7 am on October 10 and wrapped it all up at 7 am the next day. He smashed the previous world record (765) by nearly 200 jumps.
Fittingly, Shihad’s ‘Home Again’ was playing when Heard ticked over 766 jumps, reclaiming the record.
What’s even more epic is that he managed to raise $7,679 for the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand at the same time. Legend.
I'm glad there are people out there doing wild shit because I am certainly not.