Adrenaline seeking junkies, can now head on over and be flung into the air. XDubai announces the arrival of a nerve-wrecking invention that will literally knock your socks off – a human slingshot will fling you up into the air right next to the Kite beach. Not for the faint of heart, the Slingshot provides a quintessential XDubai experience designed specifically for the region’s adventure seekers. Nothing can compare to being flung skyward at 60 mph in a matter of seconds. If you dare; step in to the first Human Slingshot in Dubai!
G – Force
The human slingshot in Dubai can propel 120 meters high and reach a whopping speed of 100km/h in 0.5 seconds, traveling 120 meters over sand and water. Perhaps, it takes just half a second to reach full speed. Whereas the G-force is concerned, it ranges from3G to 6G. It is the pressure that gravity puts forth on an object when it is accelerating relative to freefall.
For instance, the G-force spectrum in the high-speed sport of motor-racing ranges from 2G at a high-speed corner in a sports car, to the 5.3G in a dragster, which can accelerate from 0 to 100mph in less than a second. In grand-prix races, F1 drivers face G-force of 3-5G throughout each contest.
Surprising, the first shot of the XDubai Slingshot was experienced by none other than Uncle Saeed, much known as the adrenaline seeking family friend of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum. The duo is often seen travelling together and embarking on all sorts of adventures.
The out-of-this world experience cost AED 280 and includes a free XDubai cap, which you can wear afterwards, use of a GoPro camera and a AED 50 coupon to spend at the XDubai Shop or towards a ticket for the XLine Dubai Marina experience,in case you haven’t already screamed yourself hoarse. It will be open on Thursdays, Friday and Saturdays from 9 am to midday and from 1 pm to 7 pm. Priced at Dhs 280 per person, tickets will be obtainable onsite only, and will be given on first come, first served basis.
- You should be fit and healthy to ride
- You should be over 16 and under 65 years of age
- Weight should be between 45-90kg
- Minimum height should be 140cm.
- Those with spinal surgery or heart complications are not allowed.
- Those below the age of 18 should not use slingshots as slingshots are recreational activity and cannot be taken as toys.
It’s best to take out everything in one’s pockets, zip them up.
Do not consume alcohol before or in the course of shooting Human slingshot
All riders must meet strict safety measures, and must wear safety helmets throughout the experience.