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Summer Fun: The Human Bungee Slingshot

 

Catapulting Into Oblivion

(VIRAL VIDEO)

 

Skippy Massey
Humboldt Sentinel

 

The end of summer fun is near.

You’ve might have seen their cross-canyon rope swing, the Dirty Dash Mud race, Trike drifting, and the colorful Holi Festival, but where else could the daredevils participating in Devin Graham’s viral videos go next?

If you guessed a human catapult, you’d be right on target.

The contraption, which is described as the “Human Bungee Slingshot – Human Catapult,” combines the use of an ATV, bungees and telephone poles in what appears to be someone’s backyard in the Utah foothills.

The courageous– or crazy, depending on how you look at it– daredevil is loaded into the bungee harness.  It looks minimal, but judging from past experiences with these guys, it’s probably pretty safe.  An ATV pulls the human piñata back and voila!  It releases, launching them into a horizontal, back-and-forth bungee.

Although it appears this stunt might be whiplash-inducing, the participants seem to be having a good time.  Perhaps it’s all the Mountain Dew they’re drinking.

Either way, the team lead by Graham (aka Devin Supertramp) has launched another thrilling viral video classic, garnering more than one a half a million views in five days.

Below, Devin explains filming behind the scenes while shamelessly shilling for Mountain Dew.

Have more fun, Humboldt.  Grab it while you can.  Summer will be over before you know it.

 

Via Blaze

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2 Responses to “Summer Fun: The Human Bungee Slingshot”

  1. fc says:

    This was one of the best things I’ve ever seen.

  2. lui says:

    someone knows if theres one here in UK? thanks

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