SkyJump Las Vegas

holds the Guinness World Record for highest commercial decelerator descent with an official height of 829 ft (253 m) As part of its grand opening event, Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman presented a written proclamation deeming April 20, 2010 as SkyJump Day in Las Vegas. SkyJump Las Vegas is a controlled decelerator descent. Riders of SkyJump Las Vegas are given a short safety lesson and suited up in a Stratosphere custom “jump suit.” The rider is then connected to a patented high-speed “descender” machine and led to the edge of a small platform where they will leap out and descend the Stratosphere Tower. The effect is similar to bungee jumping. Guide wires keep riders from straying off course. Just prior to reaching the rapidly approaching ground, the machine slows the rider down, bringing them to a controlled landing