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article imageWatch 'World's Most Insane Rope Swing Ever,' across 400ft canyon

By JohnThomas Didymus     Mar 1, 2013 in Odd News
The footage shows a a group of adrenaline junkies swing back and forth on a 400 ft long rope over a canyon in Utah. The video titled "World's Most Insane Rope Swing Ever" is sequel to the 2012 viral hit "World's Longest Rope Swing."
Devin Graham, known on YouTube as DevinSuperTramp, posted the video to YouTube on Tuesday, February 26 and it has received more than 1.7 million views.
The four-minute clip shows a group of thrill-seekers screaming as they feel the rush of adrenaline while swinging through the air over a yawning gorge beneath.
According to the Daily Mail, Graham declined to reveal the location of the shoot, presumably to prevent amateurs attempting to repeat the dangerous stunts.
KSTU-TV, however, reported the film was shot in southern Utah, an area with the biggest concentration of slot canyons, including, according to the Daily Mail, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park and Grand Staircase-Esclante National Monument.
Don't Party reports the video was shot under sub-zero temperature conditions with a 400ft freefall rope in a massive crevice. We thought we had seen the worst insanity in Graham's "World's Longest Rope Swing" that received 16 million views in 2012. If there is anything worse than suicidal insanity this is it.
The joy of terror!
One of the group shot the rope across the canyon with a bow and arrow, then equipped with harness ropes and multiple carabiners, they ran off the cliff, falling and screaming in a paradoxical joy of terror.
The cameras capture their looks of terror, the adrenaline junky's preferred form of orgasm.
Aerial shots were also taken using a remote control helicopter with cameras that capture the scene from multiple angles.
One jumper, shaking with excitement as he surveys the sheer depth of the canyon, said: "That is as they say, a deep crevasse. Oh my heavens to Murgatroyd. That makes your bum shake."
Another said: "You've got to trust that rope that's close to your wiener area pretty good."
The video also shows a jumper going off the cliff and landing safely with a parachute.
The Daily Mail reports that two consultants, Brian Mosbaugh and Scott Rogers from Slackline Media, helped to rig the swing and set up a tightrope across the canyon.
Brian said: "It's really important to be aware of your gear, and not be doing this haphazardly with some ghetto materials."
The video shows one of the men trying to convince his girlfriend to jump.
By Murgatroyd! is he sure her heart can take it? Some of us live at the doorsteps of death-palpitations by the minute. Her boyfriend pushes her off. She screams with her threat echoing through the canyon: "I'm breaking up with you!"
According to NewMediaRockStars Graham, who rose to stardom after his 2012 hit "World's Longest Rope Swing," has signed to talent network Fullscreen.
Sami Kriegstein, Vice President of talent at Fullscreen, said: "Devin is that rare creator who’s built a channel by crafting a visual personality. You instantly know when you watch a video that it’s a DevinSuperTramp video. That’s extremely special. He’s outrageously talented, his energy is infectious and he’s also an all-around great guy to work with. We’re thrilled to welcome him to the Fullscreen family."
NewMediaRockStars addresses an issue that bothers almost anyone seeing this video: "This is too gnarly — someone is gonna die."
Graham explains:
More than anything I don’t want people to get hurt. There is no video worth someone losing their life over. Whenever I do a video it is something that someone has already done and planned for. It is something where they are the best people for this. The video today is the most dangerous video we have done. Just to set it up to make sure it was safe, we took 12 hours just to set up and rig the rope swing. And it’s not just these amateur kids who are rigging, these are super smart mathematicians; they would calculate all the force of the rope swing to make sure it was safe, just from a mathematical standpoint. I make sure I bring in the best people at what they do.
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