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Wednesday, August 08, 2018

World’s Largest Human Catapult

New Zealand just created the world’s largest human catapult, and it’s absolutely insane

You've been zip-lining before, maybe you’ve been bungee jumping or even skydiving. But even the most seasoned thrill-seekers haven’t tackled the newest, most adrenaline-pumping experience to come out of New Zealand. AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand just announced the launch of the world’s largest, most extreme human catapult in the world: the Nevis Catapult.

Located in the remote Nevis Valley below the Southern Alps near Queenstown, NZ, the Nevis Catapult is designed for optimal height, speed, and flight. The high-tech winch system allows the catapult to propel riders 492 feet across the Nevis Valley floor, experiencing up to 3Gs of force and going from zero to nearly 62 miles per hour in just 1.5 seconds. Riders can expect to be launched across the ravine before dropping vertically and recoiling back upwards at great speed. From initial release to final recovery, the full experience ranges from three to four minutes.

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