Human Catapult: The Next Big Water Sport?
The craze of human water catapult a.k.a blobbing has been gathering momentum for a number of years now, but many believe it could be the next big extreme water sport.
Water catapult is an outdoor water activity in which an adrenaline junkie sits on the end of a partially inflated air bag (blob) and is propelled into the air when another participant jumps onto the opposite end of the blob from a height. The world record for the greatest launch height from a blob is 22 meters (72 feet 2.14 in).
It is now common for tricks to be performed in mid air including flips and spins, suggesting it won't be long before the thrill ride becomes a fully fledged sport.
A new promotional video by YouTube Star devinsupertramps, shows off the Water Launch blob, as people jump off a boat to launch their friends into the air. Watch the scenes below and witness the thrill for yourself.
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Article by Jack Bartrop