Did you know that it’s possible for a human to do a loop-the-loop on foot? Well, maybe not for just you average Joe, but it is for superhuman free-runner Damien Walters.
PepsiMax sponsored the daredevil’s attempt, providing him with a human-sized loop the loop in an abandoned warehouse. After working the math out — he needed to be going 8.6 mph at the top — Walters got to work on being the first man to defy gravity in a loop.
Pepsi’s video shows not only Walters’ success, but his trial and error too. He used mats to fall onto for his first trials until he felt confident to take off the training wheels. After which he nailed the impressive stunt with the appropriate flourish.
— Pepsi Max (@PepsiMaxUK) February 20, 2014
Walters is one of the most watched freerunners on YouTube, with a combined 80 million-plus video views. And now he can also add defying the laws of physics to his already impressive resume.