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WATCH: Man Suspended 10,800 Feet In The Sky By Piercings In His Back

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - Zane Whitmore's weekend was probably more painful than yours.

On Saturday, this Seattle man spent nearly 75 minutes hooked to a hot air balloon 10,800 feet above the ground -- and those hooks went through pierced holes in his back.

Whitmore, 34, practices the ritual of human suspension. Rather than focusing on being in pain, he said he spent most of the time thinking about how fortunate he was to be having the experience.

"I was mentally prepared for it so I was really just concentrating on the sensation of flying," Whitmore told AOL Weird News. "I was having a blast."

The stunt was filmed for "Feet Off the Ground," a documentary about practitioners of human suspension. But Whitmore said he would have done it whether or not the cameras were rolling.

"The reward is largely mental," he said. "When your mind's state is altered I think the way you perceive the world around you changes a bit."

According to Cory Devine of Precarious Egg, the company producing the documentary, Whitmore reached a height of nearly 11,000 feet. He wore a harness attached to his waist in the event his skin were to tear.

He added, "It was a unique way to view the wildlife, that's for sure." For sure. >>>CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO

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