What is the point of death diving?
The sport was formalised in the summer of 1972 at by Erling Bruno Hovden, then guitar player in Raga Rockers. Each year since its launch in 2012, the Bruno Award is given to the best classic døds or to honour an extraordinary performance or achievement (winners below) to honour his memory.
How does death diving work?
But death diving requires an element of skill. Jumping off a 10-metre (33-foot) tower, competitors perform a stunt, holding the pose for as long as they can until it looks like they’re about to do a massive belly flop, before tucking their body into a tight curl at the last second as they are about to hit the water.
Does Dods diving hurt?
Although the jumps look extremely painful, divers tuck their legs at the last second to ensure their knees break the water instead of their face and stomach which, from that height, could result in pretty serious injury.
What is the world record belly flop?
Comhrá (Mike) Belly flop! New record! The highest shallow dive is 37 ft 2 in by “Professor Splash,” Darren Taylor. #GWRGoneWild delivers again.