Last updated: 03:31 PM ET, Fri August 28 2015

'How Ridiculous' Drops An Insane Trick Shot From London's Orbit Landmark

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | August 28, 2015

'How Ridiculous' Drops An Insane Trick Shot From London's Orbit Landmark

Image via Daily Mail

The ArcelorMittal Orbit at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is a large observation tower that makes for one outrageous basketball court.

Granted, there is little room to allow for dribbling or passing, but you can drop one insane shot from distance.

Just don’t think about dunking.

The following video comes by way of The Telegraph, which captured the moment YouTube team How Ridiculous traveled to London to make a trick shot from roughly 80 meters up.

The Daily Mail also posted the video, which you can enjoy below.

It’s a really rather frightening sight when you have to be harnessed to shoot a basketball. But there you have it; Derek Herron and Scott Gaunson are strapped in a ready to make it rain from high atop the London skyline.

As The Telegraph states, the stunt was all “part of a Lucozade Energy 'Find Your Flow' campaign, which challenges people to do something extraordinary.”

Herron relays what it’s been like visiting the wonderfully vibrant nation: “It's been an amazing experience being in the UK and we are absolutely thrilled to have achieved our first ever trick-shot in London.”

And as The Telegraph reminds, you may have seen the duo’s other exploits. For example, here they are at the Gordon Dam in Tasmania, illustrating the Magnus effect in a remarkable way:

As for The Orbit, it continues to evolve as we noted earlier in the year.

Officials previously promised “the world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide” at some point in spring 2016.

Unlike playing hoops from hundreds of feet in the air, this attraction will be something any tourist can enjoy.

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