When parkour and vertigo meet
A Russian daredevil named Oleg Cricket took to the top of a skyscraper to get in a little parkour, and the results are vertigo-inducing.
“So what happened to Oleg?”
“Oh, you know. He was running from building top to building top and fell 78 stories to his death.”
“Huh. Guess I owe you five dollars.”
This conversation is bound to happen someday in the not too distant future, but for now, check out the video below and enjoy the madcap stylings of Russian daredevil and psychopath, Oleg Cricket.
The clip below is actually somewhat tame by Cricket’s standards. In others, he climbs the side of buildings, shimmies up to the top of a building in Dubai, does somersaults on ledges, and more. All he does in this one is jump from one skyscraper to another, including one point where he jumps down a level.
It’s a little vertigo-inducing at the best of times, but there are a few truly insane moments that will make your body pucker.
In an interview with Red Bull, Cricket claimed “Fear has never stopped me. I’ve never experienced it. I’m actually curious to feel what ordinary people feel. Maybe I was born with some disorder, absence of fear factor, I don’t know.”
Cricket is a star in the urban exploration (Urbex) field, a type of parkour that focuses on going places most people can’t (or won’t). He has recorded himself high above the streets of Dubai and Moscow, and he seems to just be getting started. You know he is good at it because he hasn’t died yet.
So take a moment to check out Cricket. Just be sure you are sitting down.