Event TV: Skullcandy helps break skydiving record in California

Audio brand Skullcandy announced the successful completion of a world record jump on Monday (2 November) by expert skydiver Andy Stumpf.

Skullcandy’s Human Potential Labs helped Stumpf break the record
Skullcandy’s Human Potential Labs helped Stumpf break the record

Skullcandy’s Human Potential Labs worked with Stumpf, a former United States Navy Lietenant and SEAL Operator, to physically and mentally prepare for the world record attempt – travelling more than 17.83 miles in a wing suit. 

Skullcandy’s Man on a Mission stunt broke the world record, with the skydiver accomplishing a 18.26 mile jump from 36,000 feet. It was staged to raise awareness and funds for the Navy SEAL Foundation.

Prior to becoming a skydiver, Stumpf was told he might never walk again after a combat injury. The brand is donating 50% of purchases made through a microsite to the cause. 

Skullcandy Human Potential Labs is based in Utah’s Park City. The facility studies the effects of music on individuals, and focuses on discovering ways to unlock human potential through music. 

Hoby Darling, Skullcandy’s chief executive, said: "Andy embodies Skullcandy's mission to inspire life at full volume, and the complexities of his world record attempt made it a perfect initiative for Skullcandy's new Human Potential Labs.

"It is an honour to support and shine a light on a person like Andy - someone who pushes his own limits in order to give back to a cause he cares about deeply. That inspires all of us."

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