Nail-biting footage shows British ‘freerunner’ climb to the top of Ukraine bridge and perform a back-flip, only for it to end badly (though not how you expect!)

Posted: April 2, 2014 by kirisyko in Balance, Free Running, News, SykOtic
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This is the moment a British ‘freerunner’ scaled the top of a bridge and performed a back-flip while hundreds of feet in the air.

James Kingston, who describes himself as a ‘professional adventurer’, climbed 380 feet to the top of the Moscow Bridge in Kiev along with friend Mustang Wanted.

The pair are then seen dangling each other over the edge of the bridge, before the nail biting footage shows Mr Kingston do a back flip without wearing any safety gear.

James Kingston performed a back flip hundreds of feet in the air after climbing to the top of the Moscow Bridge in Kiev

James Kingston performed a back flip hundreds of feet in the air after climbing to the top of the Moscow Bridge in Kiev

But the stunt doesn’t quite go to plan, not because he lands badly, but because after making his descent from the bridge, he falls right into the arms of local police who arrest him.

The footage starts with the pair climbing the 380 feet to the top of the Moscow Bridge, not seeming to use any sort of safety equipment.

Mr Kingston is then seen scaling the metal beams to reach the top platform, where he and his friend dangle over the edge – where one slip could cause the other to fall to certain death.

Holding on: The footage starts with the pair climbing the 380 feet to the top of the Moscow Bridge, not seeming to use any sort of safety equipment

Holding on: The footage starts with the pair climbing the 380 feet to the top of the Moscow Bridge, not seeming to use any sort of safety equipment

 

Don't look down: Okay, do look down and see the concrete and cars below

Don’t look down: Okay, do look down and see the concrete and cars below

 

James Kingston climbed 380 feet to the top of the bridge along with his friend to perform the stunt

James Kingston climbed 380 feet to the top of the bridge along with his friend to perform the stunt

 

In the footage, Mr Kingstonscales the metal cables to reach the top platform, where he then performs a back-flip

In the footage, Mr Kingstonscales the metal cables to reach the top platform, where he then performs a back-flip

 

 

Mr Kingston then completes the back flip on top of the platform, nailing his landing.

But as the pair climb down, sirens can be heard and the police are waiting for them.

They try to tell the officers that they are photographers and are just taking pictures of the panoramic views of Kiev.

I believe I can fly: Kingston's friend jump over the side in a death-defying test of friendship

I believe I can fly: Kingston’s friend jump over the side in a death-defying test of friendship

 

Test of friendship: Kingston holds his friend over the side, allowing him to dangle freely in a stomach-churning image

Test of friendship: Kingston holds his friend over the side, allowing him to dangle freely in a stomach-churning image

One small step: Kingston prepares to perform a somersault atop the bridge

One small step: Kingston prepares to perform a somersault atop the bridge

Ready to jump: Kingston bends down as he prepares to jump

Ready to jump: Kingston bends down as he prepares to jump

Mid-air: Kingston performs the stomach-churning somersault atop one of the bridges 377ft pylons

Mid-air: Kingston performs the stomach-churning somersault atop one of the bridges 377ft pylons

 

 

 

Taking it all in: Kingston calls himself a professional adventurer, although there doesn't appear to be much professionalism in his stunts

Taking it all in: Kingston calls himself a professional adventurer, although there doesn’t appear to be much professionalism in his stunts

 

 

But despite landing his back flip, his stunt didn't quite go to plan when he climbs back down

But despite landing his back flip, his stunt didn’t quite go to plan when he climbs back down

Waiting reception: Kingston made his way carefully down the side of the bridge to a bunch of cops were were waiting to question him

Waiting reception: Kingston made his way carefully down the side of the bridge to a bunch of cops were were waiting to question him

 

 

The Moscow Bridge in Kiev, which Mr Kingston scaled, crosses the Dnieper River

The Moscow Bridge in Kiev, which Mr Kingston scaled, crosses the Dnieper River

 

 

But when one officers asks why they were doing somersaults, one of them replies, ‘because he is the English Spider-Man.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2594378/Nail-biting-footage-shows-British-freerunner-climb-Ukraine-bridge-perform-flip-hundreds-feet-air-end-badly-not-expect.html#ixzz2xiY3Qykh

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