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New Zealand Swing Ride May Be Fun, But It's Totally Insane

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | July 29, 2015

New Zealand Swing Ride May Be Fun, But It's Totally Insane

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If your idea of a good time is checking your intestinal fortitude, we might suggest taking a swing in New Zealand.

Now this isn’t like some playground swing that you lazily enjoy on a summer day. Well, it is. Only the swing is over 500 feet in the air and reaches speeds of 75 miles per hour.

A big tip of the cap to Digg, which spotted the following video from 2014, featuring two blokes who decided to take a ride on the Nevis Swing at AJ Hackett Bungy in Queenstown.

Now we do have to warn that strapping in at this height and dropping in on the chasm below does garner some NSFW language.

Those with a fear of heights may understand:

That feeling you have is lunch, and it wants to see daylight once again.

I was previously unaware of such an attraction, but the video opened my eyes to one of the more thrilling rides in the world.

The website explains: “After being lifted out above the launch deck, suspended 160 metres above the canyon floor, you’re suddenly released and find yourself rushing towards the other side of the valley at 120kph, eyes wide open in disbelief or shut tight in fear.”

The company proclaims its ride as the biggest swing in the world, so your brief, future jaunt is a particularly noteworthy one.

YouTube has you covered if you are dying to see more people take the plunge:

There is really nothing like dangling helpless over a large chasm as you wait for some person to flip a switch and send you spiraling to the river below.

This is a huge assumption, because I have never tried such a thing. And I never will, because my idea of extreme sports is watching baseball without any beer in the house.

But I certainly encourage you to try this out and write to us once you get feeling back in your extremities.

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