Would you take a 100 mph dive on the washing line of terror?

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According to its creator, this thing is the closest a human being can get to skydiving without actually leaping from a plane.

From where I’m dangling, I’d say it’s closer to being Superman – with a hefty dose of Eddie the Eagle.

It involves flying face-down, head-first, for a mile or so at up to 100mph down a mountain – eeek! – and then – yeeeurrrgh! – straight over a cliff, out across a lake and finally – thwack! – crashing into a powerful shock absorber a few feet above the ground.

Impressive views: I braved Britain's scariest new tourist attraction - a carefully calibrated, 1,600 yards, £600,000 washing line strung out over a spectacular corner of North Wales Impressive views: I braved Britain’s scariest new tourist attraction – a carefully calibrated, 1,600 yards, £600,000 washing line strung out over a spectacular corner of North Wales

To be honest, it requires zero talent; even a sack of potatoes could do it. But the exhilaration when I step back on terra firma is intoxicating.

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RED BULL PHENOM SEARCHES FOR NEXT X GAMES STAR

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The next generation of off-the-radar talent is getting its chance to compete on the biggest stage in action sports as Red Bull energy drink unveils a video contest for skateboarders, BMXers, and mountain bikers.

Red Bull Phenom calls on amateur skate and BMX athletes ages 13-to-19, and 14-to-19-year-old mountain bike slopestyle riders to film, edit, and upload a one-minute video, which will be judged by a living legend in its respective sport.

Red BullRed Bull Phenom is an amateur video contest in BMX, mountain biking and skateboarding, with the winners getting an all-expense paid trip to compete on the X Games courses.

Evaluated on talent, performance, and style, the six top riders from each sport will win all-expense-paid trips to Phenom contests held at X Games events this summer. Winning mountain bike slopestyle riders — judged by pioneer Ricky Schley — will compete at X Games Munich in June…

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