Russian Daredevil Skips on Edge of Dubai Skyscraper

Published October 2nd, 2018 - 02:20 GMT
Nikita Deft (Instagram)
Nikita Deft (Instagram)

This is the heart-pounding moment a daredevil is seen skipping along the edge of a nearly 900-foot building in the United Arab Emirates.

As 22-year-old Nikita Deft, from Russia, fearlessly stood less than a metre away from the building's edge before skipping on the One Tower building in Dubai, viewers are left in awe at the dangerous stunt.


In the footage, the professional photographer and athlete is also seen somersaulting on the 885-foot building as the picturesque skyline surrounds him.


He said: 'I have a lot of boxing experience and skipping is one of the basic elements of boxing.

'I knew the cost of this stunt and I was very aware of what I was doing.'

The young man is seen flawlessly skipping on the very edge of the building before doing a backward somersault and a forward roll on the hard stone platform.

The thrill-seeker posted the video on Instagram with the words: 'Just create something that comes from the heart ...

'Maybe you do not see the point in my photos and videos and sometimes it's not so important.

'I want you to look at this world from other angles. I've always been a dreamer, at 6 I dreamed of unreal things and now I'm 22 years dreaming and trying to recreate.'

Standing at 885-feet, the Dubai One Tower is a 51-floor tower that opened in 2009.

It is not the only tower however that the young athlete has performed a daring stunt on.

Earlier this year the 22-year-old recorded himself doing a backwards flip on a skyscraper in Shanghai.

In the video, which he uploaded to his Instagram page, he is seen doing repeated somersaults before dangling his entire body over the ledge.


This article has been adapted from its original source.

© Associated Newspapers Ltd.

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