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Successful World Record Attempt at Vegas Indoor Skydiving
Published on Sat, Feb 8, 2014 (12:30 p.m.)Contact: Kristine Reynolds FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WORLD RECORD BROKEN AT VEGAS INDOOR SKYDIVING
Record Broken by Brad Hess, Waiting for Verification from Guinness World Records
Las Vegas – February 8 – The general manager of Vegas Indoor Skydiving, Brad Hess, has broken the current world record for the number of front somersaults in one minute in a wind tunnel. He made two attempts this morning. His first attempt was 52 somersaults and the second attempt was 53. His last attempt of 53 somersaults was made at 10:00am this morning. Both of his attempts crushed the current record of 37 somersaults held by Steve Howes of the UK. The paperwork is being finalized and will be verified by Guinness World Records.
Brad was required to have at least two witnesses, time keepers, a videographer and photographer. His expert witnesses were Cary Underwood, Manager of the Southern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department; Bradley Schuster, Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force and Thomas Moore, K-9 Handler for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. The timekeepers were Tiffany Touton, Physical Therapist with Cirque Du Soleil and Robert Roberts III, a Technical Sergeant with Special Operations in the United States Air Force. The videographer was Matt Kendall, a documentary film maker and photographer was Fred Morledge of PhotoFM.com. Brad thanks his wife, Noara; Vegas Indoor Skydiving’s owner, Keith Fields, and his many friends for their support.
Vegas Indoor Skydiving uses a vertical wind tunnel to introduce guests to the sport of indoor skydiving. The tunnel produces enough wind to support the weight of an average adult. At Vegas Indoor Skydiving each participant will attend a brief training class, suit up in all the necessary flight gear, then jump in the tunnel and fly. The entire experience will take about an hour. We are located at 200 Convention Center Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
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