This viral Instagram video apparently shows a person on the ledge of a very tall building, leaping large gaps to other ledges on the same floor of the same building.


The implied claim is a person is doing all those leaps.

I believe (and I hope) that no-one would be able to make such risky leaps, at that height, and wonder if the video has been faked or there are some hidden safety devices to protect the jumper.

Is this an accurate depiction of a stunt?

closed as primarily opinion-based by Sklivvz May 14 '15 at 9:02

Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

  • 9
    The person is not necessarily suicidal. As a separate note: he could be a base jumper wearing a parachute, or someone with a hidden safety rope, would that count as "fake" or "true"? – Sklivvz May 1 '15 at 22:58
  • 1
    @Sklivvz,fake.. – George Chalhoub May 2 '15 at 8:15
  • 1
    Could be real, there are a lot of videos like this out of Russia - youtube.com/watch?v=riL-jo7OObs - there is a name for it there that slips my mind right now. – rjzii May 4 '15 at 13:21
  • 3
    I tracked down the source on @WTF_VID, it doesn't look like a video game from here with a higher quality. – George Chalhoub May 4 '15 at 14:05
  • 3
    This distance is just a few steps, but that doesn't change the fact that this is absurdly risky. That said, several parkour athletes do things that need way more skill than this, just not on a risky environment like this. – T. Sar May 4 '15 at 19:55

Browse other questions tagged .