Friday, November 12, 2010

1,076 ft in the air

That's 328 meters.

Whichever way you slice it, it's a long way off the ground.

Pre-jump

As the Brothers Price suited up, I helpfully said things like, "Now... it's not too late to change your mind, guys. I know Holly bought the tickets in advance, but she'll understand! Really, we'll all understand! No one will think any less of you if you decide that you don't actually want to do this. Really."

But alas, my protests fell on deaf ears. These boys were determined. And all I could do was sit back and watch.

Will jumping off the sky tower, day 7

See that teeny speck? Yeah. That's my boyfriend. Jumping off a building in downtown Auckland.


A very sensible pastime, really.

Will jumping off the sky tower, day 7

As he zoomed toward the ground (the entire jump took a full 11 seconds they were so high up), I think I saw my own life flash before my eyes not once, but twice.

Will jumping off the sky tower, day 7

Finally, the deceleration kicked in...

Post-jump, day 7

And, then he was safe on solid ground. "That was awesome!"

I said a few quick thank yous to the powers that be, at which point the lady working at the Sky Tower piped in: "Oh, boys, my boss is telling me that we don't have anyone scheduled for the next time slot, wanna have another go free of charge?"

The Brothers Price: "Oh wow... sure... YEAH!"

Dear god. Help me please.

Full disclosure: They were fine. Although the experience of watching them jump may have shaved a year or so off my life.

Tonight we're taking a plane to the South Island of New Zealand, and while I'll be attempting to keep posting every day, it might be more like every other day depending on how our internet access is.

Also, keep a look out because I'm going to post videos of the boys perilous jump ! The video of Nick is especially funny, because he screamed the whole way down. Also, my "narration" (read: terror) as they jump is fairly humorous.

5 comments:

  1. whoo hooooooo! yay boys, yay Beth!

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  2. Will: AWESOME. Not that I think I'd have the guts to do it.

    Beth: If I heard the audio of Will's jump without any other context, I'd think something horrific and terrible was happening.

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  3. @kris- something horrific and terrible WAS happening!! lol

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  4. Darling, thank you SO much for not jumping yourself. I don't think I would have been able to bear seeing that without crying. Enjoy South Island, it's supposed to be awe-inspiring xx

    Ali

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  5. @ Ali- Don't worry, there was never any danger of me jumping, lol. The South Island is great thus far, it's so different! Miss u girl <3

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