Kuwait is hosting the qualifier for the Red Bull King of the Rock, a one-on-one basketball tournament where sixty-four of Kuwait’s most talented basketball players will fight to advance to the final 16 which will take place on May 23 at the same place. The winner at the final will earn a “golden ticket” to compete in the Finals on Samasana, Taiwan.
Redbull, for the last couple of days, have been posting teasers on their Facebook page of what appears to be shots from Felix Baumgartner’s famous space jump which the whole world witnessed last year, along with the hashtag #GuessWhosLanding in Kuwait.
Could we be in for witnessing another jump by Felix right here in Kuwait? I wouldn’t expect another space jump, but a jump from the Kuwait towers – for example- would be cool.
I saw several of these flying over Gulf road and the sea side last Friday. They were going back and forth looking awesome and I just had to know the details about them. Thanks to an Instagram follower I came to know these guys are the Kuwait Aviation Team and they manage group flights every now and then. I’m still not sure if they offer public rides though but I’m hoping they do.
Chris Mcdougall, world record holder and professional base jumper, jumped off Kuwait’s highest tower yesterday, sponsored by Zain and organized by Camco Events. And I was there to watch along with my camera. We arrived at 1 pm and waited for about an hour before Chris arrived at the roof of Al Hamra and got through his medical check up.
The streets surrounding the tower were packed. Every building’s roof had photographers set for this one-time chance for some great shots.
The friend’s area had a big screen broadcasting the jump.
Waiting and waiting in the heating sun.
And he jumps!
And because jumping once is for, you know, cowards.. Chris jumps another time! I’m so glad he did though. My location during the second jump got me a better view.
Aaand back to earth. After giving everyone a great thing to watch.
And the event ended with Chris posing for photos with the fans.