How to Score a Perfect 10 in Cliff Diving

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Athletes and judges reveal the ingredients needed to nail the perfect dive

Since 2009, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series has provided a platform for aesthetic action and dives of incredible complexity from heights of up to 27m. In all that time, the highest possible score of 10 has been flashed by the judges only 98 times during the total 3428 dives completed. 

In a sport where the tiniest of mistakes can be the difference between a high score and a low one, between winning and losing and between champions and runners-up, what does it actually take for a cliff diver to hit that perfect dive and nail the magical 10?

In the clip above, athletes and judges reveal the variety of ingredients that need to come together in order to be awarded one of those priceless top scores.