Here is are official photos for “Inversion” from 30 hours before the actual stunt during set-up. Enjoy!
Our custom giant banner for “The Impossible Record” that is currently hanging in the atrium of Central.
Ning’s first experience on the lift to get a sense of the height.
Testing the rigging on myself first… since I designed it.
Hanging inverted to test the stability of the rigging.
Ning all suited up in the full-body harness for her rehearsals. ALL rehearsals were done with a safety line.
Ning being hooked up for the first time.
Hanging upside down, getting used to the hook-up.
2nd trial – this time strapped up in the straight jacket.
Standard checks to make sure all rigging is secure.
Notice the safety line snaking in under her jacket to her harness.
Escaping from the straight jacket while suspended high off the ground for the first time.
Ning & I having a serious discussion to include the bed of spikes under her for the escape.
This was a joint decision to bring the element of real danger one level up.
Fast forward to the next day, just before 6pm. About 750 people turned up including a host of media, professional and amateur photographers.
A spectator was invited on stage to test the steel spikes and to verify that they were the real deal.
The spikes are real and sharp!
Next, the straight jacket is examined by various audience members.
Ning’s ankles are secured and protected to be hooked onto the stainless steel rigging system.
The strap-up begins!
Final arm straps.
Blindfold over Ning’s eyes.
Preparing for the initial lift off.
Final critical checks as the audience looks on tentatively. Notice: NO safety line. Do not try this at home.
Tense moments as Ning is raised up without a safety line.
The escape took less than 2min.
Magic Babe conquers”Inversion”!
Our great supporters and fans waited patiently as we conducted media interviews.
Ning being interviewed by Razor TV.
Together for CTV (Taiwan)
Autograph session was part of our ‘Meet & Greet’ time.
Penning my name to the poster.
The official “The Impossible Record” poster.
The rest of the photos are picture opportunities with different friends, fans and supporters.