Watch as this guy in Jamaica just glides across the water like some kind of magician and stands up on the concrete at the end like it’s no big deal. No, I am not kidding.
Guy Pulls Off The Most Incredible Water Slide Exit EVER And It’s Blowing The Internet’s Mind 😱
REAL or FAKE? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/TLlrzA1dC3
— SportsCast (@SportsCast_THN) June 6, 2017
My first reaction is, of course, no way that was real. I mean, it’s amazing to watch, but come on. Then, after giving it more consideration I suppose that theoretically, with the right speed, angle and some luck, it could be real.
What do you think?
UPDATE: Turns out that the video IS in fact real and TMZ even found the guy who performed this amazing water slide wizardry down in Jamaica.
The guy’s name is Rolando Johnson … a 21-year-old lifeguard at Pirates Island Waterpark in Jamaica. He says he practiced it for 2 years before finally sticking the landing, but the technique is pretty simple:
1. Get a big push at the top of the slide for maximum speed
2. Cross your legs and sit up RIGHT before shooting out of the tube.
Rolando says that sitting up motion, coupled with the speed creates the glide.
Johnson also pointed out that while some people thought his shirt had something to do with it, which we alluded to yesterday, it doesn’t. He just pulls it up to his chin to hold it there then puts it back on when he’s done.
He also says he isn’t the only one at the resort who can do it. Many of his co-workers there also know how and they’ve become somewhat of a tourist attraction at the resort.