Tower Innovators own the exclusive worldwide rights to JumpTechnics Limited’s pioneering fanbrake skyjump system. This system has been successfully in operation for 14 years at Auckland’s Sky Tower.
The fanbrake skyjump technology is the most advanced, proven safe system used worldwide, with over 18 years of design and operational development.
Auckland’s SkyWalk has been independently approved by a certified engineer and very rigorous safety standards are upheld. SkyWalk is an adventure activity with a very low real risk but very high perceived risk.
Each walker has two safety tethers from their harness, up to the overhead rail. One safety tether is a climbing rope designed as a failsafe. The other tether is a climbing-type retraction system that allows the tether to be adjusted to individual height. This means that if any walker does step off the walkway they simply swing back like a pendulum.
Safety is also maintained through maximum weight limits of 127kg, a minimum age of 10, and the physical requirement of the ability to reliably walk around the walkway. People with heart problems are required to consult their physician prior, and pregnant women are not permitted to walk.
The jump uses bespoke technology and very rigorous safety standards are upheld. All jump masters undergo intensive training and always operate in teams, checking each other’s work as they go. The jump is another adventure activity with a very low real risk but very high perceived risk.
There are some limitations and restrictions for walkers, including a maximum weight limit of 122kgs and a minimum age of 10. There is no maximum age (our oldest jumper to date is a 92 year old woman!) People with heart problems are required to consult their physician, and like the walk, pregnant women are unable to jump.