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Blase About Bungee? Bring On The Scad Daredevils Dive Off Cliffs Into Net Held By Helicopter

Bored with bungee jumping, a group of daredevils in Germany has found a new sport: SCAD-Diving.

“SCAD,” or “Suspended Catch Air Device” involves jumping off cliffs into nets.

To show how it’s done, 26-year-old Bernhard Schneider jumped from a ravine wall next to the picturesque Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria on Friday. He fell 200 feet, at 90 mph, into a net suspended from a helicopter.

“It was the biggest thrill of my life,” he said.

Wearing a helmet, padded clothing and carrying a walkie-talkie, he hesitated more than an hour at the cliff’s edge as the helicopter drafts and wind bounced his 33-square-foot target.

The 10-person “SCAD-Diving” team is touring Germany starting next month in Munich.

There they will suspend the net from a crane and charge the public up to $95 a leap.



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