This is definitely a do not try at home story. Benjamin Forthun is an extreme sports type who focuses a lot on skiing and snowboarding, but delves a little into skateboarding, river surfing and diving. His stunt work is impressive, and quite dangerous looking, so I will reiterate – do not try this at home, or anywhere else for that matter.
Benjamin takes a leap from a good 10 feet above a long metal slide, lands on the slide (which appears to have soap on it), and eventually ends up in the water.
I’m a kind of person who would get queasy just standing on the ledge, and I would also get queasy sitting at the top, preparing to go down a slide like that. This guy put them both together to the delight of his buddies, and the detriment of my stomach.
Personally, I am more likely to practice pulling off this guy’s trick from a couple of months ago: Man skims the top of the pool, stands up and walks away.