First-ever Freestyle Cliff Jumpers to hitch EXTREME

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“Tour At all times is on the forefront of the rising sport of cliff leaping,” the group’s supervisor, Hope Lane, explains. “Becoming a member of with EXTREME is a big step for us, in addition to for the game of cliff leaping. Our dream is to determine cliff leaping to be as revered as every other excessive sport, alongside with browsing, BMX, snowboarding, skateboarding, snowboarding, and many others. They had been all as soon as simply pastime passions for folks, misunderstood by so many – like cliff leaping”

Robert Wall & Jay Briggs in Colorado; Photograph by Macauley Mathieu-Busher (@macdog_outside)

Jay Briggs grew up in Nice Hill, California. When he was 22, Briggs acquired a GoPro as a present and thought, “Nicely I gotta do one thing cool with this.” He determined to hitch just a few associates at a close-by river. He had by no means actually explored waterfalls or swimming holes earlier than, and had positively by no means had any earlier coaching or expertise in cliff leaping, however when he seemed over the sting of a 20-foot bounce, every little thing modified.

Jay Briggs at Abiqua Falls, Oregon; Photograph by : @bumpalacemedia

Robert Wall grew up within the small metropolis of Redding within the North finish of Sacramento Valley. Nestled under Mount Shasta and Mount Lassen, Redding surrounded younger Wall with waterfalls and swimming holes. Each Spring from the age of 10 on, Robert and his associates might be discovered taking part in on a 5-foot bounce at a neighborhood swimming gap. He indulged his pursuits by creating brief video edits of his associates and himself doing flips on trampolines, off bushes, and on the streets. By age 18, Robert was returning to these native waterfalls and swimming holes, taking his flips and his videography to new heights.

Robert Wall with Jay Briggs, Alex Shirley & Mike Larson in Milos, Greece; Photograph by: Hope Lane (@hopeisdopee)

Jay Briggs and Robert Wall turned associates via Instagram journey teams. These teams department all through the US with the identical aim: to find probably the most lovely waterfalls, sizzling springs, swimming holes, and cliff leaping spots world wide, collectively.

Crew at McCloud Falls, California

By means of cliff leaping, Jay Briggs has traveled to over 10 U.S. states and three nations prior to now 12 months. Briggs additionally participated within the first U.S. freestyle cliff leaping competitors, Colorado Cliff Cruise 2017, hosted by skilled excessive diver and sponsored cliff diver Travis Sims.

Robert Wall’s ardour for cliff leaping led to his choice as certainly one of 15 winners globally for Volcom’s #ThisFirst contest, which landed him a $5,00Zero grant to help his cliff leaping and lead him the chance to movie in Greece the place he may expertise the cultural distinction within the Cliff Leaping scene. Robert additionally competed in and received 1st place within the Colorado Cliff Cruise 2017 competitors.

Nick Croulter, Robert Wall & Jay Briggs, Photograph by Zack Liptak : (@zaplipzach)

Briggs and Wall are a part of the primary documented jumps of Havasupai Falls (100 ft, AZ), Abiqua Falls (95 ft, OR), and Koosah Falls (70 ft, Oregon). “We’re pioneering the game of cliff leaping, and are greater than ecstatic to start out this journey with EXTREME.”

Robert Wall, Photograph by : Invoice Church (@billchurchphoto)

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