Monday, 18 May 2015

1994: Rap Jumping in Sydney

For a while in the 1990's one building in Kings Cross was happy for people to let people engage in rap jumping where they abseil down a building as if they were walking, abelt at a 90 degree angle. It was at the Hotel Crest (currently Hotel Mercure Sydney Potts Point). The concept of rap jumping was used by Australian troops in the Vietnam War and allows gunmen to fire while abseiling down a cliff. Macka Mackail, a former SAS officer was operating the business.

  Rap Jumping January 25 1994 daily telegraph 5

Source: Wockner, S. 1994. "Rap jumping craze is a full-frontal business." The Daily Telegraph, January 25, 5.

However if you want to rap jump off a building, Urban Central at Southbank in Inner Melbourne offers it, and from my knowledge, the only highrise building in Australia that currently offers it.