by Audrey Chevalier
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“In principle, it was simple. We had the necessary height of 35 metres, the ropes, we knew how to do it, and we would find the customers. Everything else remained to be done,” points out Kilian Botrois, Technical and Operations Director.
Friday, October 20, 2023, The Titanic construction site was launched at the top of the ship Solover Bridge, in La Ferrières-Harang (Solover-en-Bocage).
“10 times better”
14 years after its launch Overhead swing, giant cable swinga team Sky Park Normandy suggestion for, From March 15, 2024a brand new thrill-seeking activity: Skyrope, the pendulum jump rope.
“This site will be 10 times better,” says Christian Ferrer, strategy and development director, who has already been able to get started on the New Zealand site.
Speed and fun
But, specifically, what is it? “We take a jumper with a rope that’s not very tight and he swings,” says Kilian Boutrois.
“We’ve already got the overhead swing, which is interesting because of the sensations it provides, but it’s difficult to execute. The idea is to mix that speed aspect with what we do in bungee jumping: tricks and fun.”
After two years of thinking and calculations in collaboration with a design company in Chamonix, it took 3,000 working hours for Lemarchand, a specialist in the manufacture of industrial boilers, to manufacture the new structure in Campo. It was actually she, in 1990, who made possible the somewhat crazy dream of a certain A.G. Hackett: bungee jumping from the top of this An abandoned bridge, designed by Gustave Eiffel.
Titanic construction site
At the end of 1,200 hours of on-site assembly, it was the turn of the 500-ton crane to hoist the various pieces of this pre-assembled puzzle to the top of Pile 1.
Tuesday, October 24, 2023, the team invited its partners to attend this exceptional show. In the lead role: mechanics and rope access technicians, positioned though they like the public watching them more than the 5.6 tons of steel floating above the canyon.
The previous day, they had installed a first terrace 35 meters above the ground including a new jump chamber, a waiting cabin and a dedicated visitors’ terrace. If they threw themselves into the void on the east side, they would be hanged under the footbridge and diagonally.
For this purpose, batteries 1 and 2 will be connected by two carrier cables.
Once the risky assembly phase is completed, a series of equally crucial tests will begin. The volunteer has already been hired, and his name is Bob. “It is our model that we will mishandle throughout the winter. We promise that we will be ready on March 15,” confirms Kilian Boutrois.
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