Surviving The “Big Ass Human Slingshot”

This is the first post on my new blog, and I could think of no way better to introduce such a badass blog, than with a badass (and absolutely hilarious) video like this:

Lol :-)

This was one day before my 29th birthday this year (a few days ago). Our plans were to skydive, but it ended up being too cloudy. So in a last minute attempt to find something that would make our hearts jump out of our chestswe found the “Big Ass Human Slingshot”.

What was even better, was when we came down from the first “launch” (video above)…. and the guy went for the upsell and made us an offer: “If you guys want to go up once more, I’ll let you do it this time only for just $10″. Since the first time up was $75, it was a damn good offer — even to someone like me, who potentially needed to change my pants after the complete terror I just experienced. Lol.

I laughed, took a deep breathe, and deleted the last bit of ‘inner wussy’ I had inside — and said: “Screw it. Let’s do it.”

Going up, it felt funny, but I had no idea it would be this ridiculous. So for you, I posted it here — not only to show how ridiculous of a time I had doing this (and how funny it looked on camera)….

…..but also to show a real life example of me reaching inside and ‘deleting my inner wussy’ :)

Enjoy!

- David Sharpe
“The Wussy Exorcist”

P.S.: Was that video ridiculous, or what? Leave me your thoughts below…. and feel free to drop a line (even an embarrassing one) about something hilarious you did — where maybe your were even a bit scared, but you did it anywayand felt like a badass afterwards!

10 comments
DrHale
DrHale

Badass ( Bad Ass ) takes on a whole new meaning after being scared sh***ess like that.

bigstroke85
bigstroke85

Cool vid That looks like you were at funspot in Kissimmee, FL that`s like 20min from my home takes some real balls to get on that lol :D

AmyStarrAllen1
AmyStarrAllen1

Wow. Thank you so much, DS. That was a beautiful video... I felt like I was there with you. And, that video made me laugh out loud which I really needed today. Thanks. :) xo

ninjaworkz
ninjaworkz

Wuahahaa, Dave, another "Wussy Item" checked off the list! It surprised me how cool you girl seemed :D . Tell me the truth Dave... did you have to change pants...?

thorny1
thorny1

David, you're a badass! Happy birthday to you, sir, and congrats on doing it not once but twice and then posting it here for us to see :) I'm proud to be a part of your team!

Steve Spangler

whyworkhard27
whyworkhard27

Thanks for sharing i will not be doing that...wussy or not....lol !!!!!

empowernetwork126
empowernetwork126

hey Dave, 

what a fantastic video of you and your girl...I really loved how calm she 

was compared to you!!  Glad to know you are still deleting your inner wussy...:)

love  you guys!!  

Dr.Wiki
Dr.Wiki

I love this video man...  I have been on one of these things down in California at the Adventure California Theme Park.   When I was there they had a sick roller coaster too.Are you still considering skydiving?

JasonRyan
JasonRyan

David Sharpe, my brother you inspire me so much that when I first saw your 'slingshot' video I simply had to do a blog post on it... And I did it (www.socialmediabar.com/david-sharpe-funny-birthday-slingshot). My man, I have the highest respect for you and it is a highlight in my life to have met you in Singapore. You have played a part in releasing my own inner badass. Thank you :-)

Oscar_Carter
Oscar_Carter

You really are a crazy badass, David.  I smiled all the way through your ride.  GO Man, GO.