Tackling the world's largest rope swing

Published Thursday, 23 February 2012
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An extreme sports enthusiast, known for filming stunts on youtube, has devised the world's largest rope swing using a massive rock arch in Utah.

The brave participants in Devin Graham's latest project attached a rope to five anchor points on the top of the Corona Arch, a large desert rock formation, before launching themselves off a platform and letting gravity do the rest.

The pendulum rope swing measured 150ft in length, with jumpers freefalling for around 130ft before being swung under the arch only 10ft from the ground.

The filmmaker assures there were plenty of security precautions taken for the ropes, though none were taken for people as they scaled and walked around on top of the rocks.

There was more than just death-defying jumps though, as the behind the scenes video of the jump explains that one of the team, a man called Austin, watched his girlfriend take the plunge and, as she hung around after the jump, he descended on another rope and made a marriage proposal.

It's unclear whether the adrenalin was a factor but she said a very definite yes.

The video gained over 6 million hits in its first week online.

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