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Slingshot threatened by COVID19

Your heart beats quick… your throat is dry… you can hardly muster up the air to scream as you’re propelled 60 metres into the air in one and a half seconds!

If you’ve ever felt this feeling, then you must have had a ride on the Slingshot.

The Slingshot is a hugely popular attraction at many rural shows around Australia, including the Easter Show.

Although the Slingshot Factory owns most of the stationary Slingshots around the country – including the one that ironically was set to be installed in Cavill Avenue on the Gold Coast this week, Phil Durkin is the ride operator who owns the only portable Slingshot in the whole of Australia.

He’s travelled to many locations across the country, worked many shows and festivals, just to put a smile on your face! 😁

COVID 19 has had a huge impact on event workers such as Phil, as they are literally unable to trade. We must take this time to be thankful that we live in the country that we do, with the assistance that the Government has given, to keep businesses like Phil’s alive.

Thanks to them, when things go back to normal, we can go back to making amazing video content like this:

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