At first glance, it doesn't seem like the brightest idea... and it turns out that, well, it wasn't.
Gymnast base jumper Richard Henriksen was performing a stunt for a show on the NRK TV network in Norway, when his somersault is cut frighteningly short after the metal bars collapse beneath him.
In a heart-stopping moment, the father-of-four the flies off the cliff head-first.
But, luckily, he narrowly missed falling against the rock face and managed to open his parachute on the way down, allowing him to survive the 1200m fall, according to news.com.au.
See the footage here: