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A Brazilian creates a world record by crossing the slackline barefoot;  see the breathtaking video

Identified as Rafael Zugno Bridi, the man is an avid slackliner, who accomplished his recent feat barefoot.

The official Guinness World Records (GWR) handle often shares videos and photos of various records happening around the world. While some of them are quite inspiring, many cases are absolutely shocking.

One such recent video of a Brazilian man walking barefoot on a rope tied between two hot air balloons flying through the air has gone widely viral. Identified as Rafael Zugno Bridi, the man is an avid slackliner, who accomplished his recent feat barefoot.

Bridi successfully created the world record for walking the tallest slackline which was 1,901 meters (6,326 feet) in the air. According to GWR, the 34-year-old crossed the 25 centimeter wide slackline that lay above Praia Grande in Santa Catarina, Brazil. The slackline was at an altitude that was twice the height of the Burj Khalifa, which is the tallest building in the world.

In the video, Bridi can be seen taking every step very carefully to transition from one hot air balloon to another.

Watch the video here:

Since being shared online, the jaw-dropping video has been viewed over 76,000 times and it keeps growing. Social media users praised Bridi for the record. While many were amazed after admiring his achievement, others hailed his spirit.

Meanwhile, in the comments section, the page – which features a list of record feats and achievements – informed that the incredible feat also earned Bridi the record title of highest highline (male), free solo (verified by the ISA).

After the record attempt, Bridi – whose Instagram bio describes him as “an outdoor sports icon in Brazil” – shared a stunning description of his experience.

“The feeling of floating and freedom has always been one of the biggest motivations for me highlining,” Bridi told GWR. He added that nothing can bring that feeling to life when crossing between balls where the two points are in constant motion.


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