Cliff Diving Comes to North Texas

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Austin may have the X-Games, but in North Texas, it doesn’t get more extreme than the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.

The international competition is making a splash at Possom Kingdom Lake, and these dives are no small “feat.” Hey, they don’t call it “Hell’s Gate” for nothing.

It takes courage and maybe a little crazy to make the plunge from up to 90 feet in the air.

Even our own Newsfix photographer, Nathan Bickell, made the leap. Well it was from the “kiddie” height.

19 qualified competitors took the leap, in hopes of landing the title of “best diver.”

They make it look so easy, but remember kids, these are trained professionals.