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Extreme Highlining and Insane Heights

 

Why?  Because It’s There

(VIDEO)

 

Skippy Massey
Humboldt Sentinel

 

It’s time to conquer your fear of heights. 

Love a good tightrope?  How about one that takes you across an extreme
400-foot stone canyon?  Just take it slowly.  Very, very slowly.  One step at
a time and remember to breathe.  Or heave.

Why do it?  Because it’s there.

Camping out in the gorgeous rocky landscape of Moab, Utah for a couple of days before setting up the wild and crazy adrenaline-spiking feat, YouTube phenomenon and camera aficionado Devin Graham, aka Devinsupertramp, was busy putting together this insane video while most of us are perfectly happy to take in the stunt from the safety of our sofas.

Making the whole production look easy, these guys go highlining over a massive crevasse while using some way cool toys like pickups and quadcopters and glidecams to get it done and get the film in the can.

What’s highlining?  Devin describes it as tightroping—but without the pole.  OK, it sounds mighty dangerous, but his team swears the setup is totally safe.  Sure it isThat’s what they always say

Devin explains it all in the behind-the-scenes video below.

Hmm … we think we’ll stay on solid ground, securely situated in front of our screens land eaving it to other insane daredevils to scale the high heights while shamelessly pimping Ford Explorers.

 

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2 Responses to “Extreme Highlining and Insane Heights”

  1. Tony says:

    Wow, that is such an insane and epic video. I have ten epic quadcopter videos on my Best Quadcopter Kit site, but I loved this one video so much, I added it as a bonus. Here’s the link to the videos: http://bestquadcopterkits.com/10-best-quadcopter-videos/

  2. Mervin says:

    That’s a hexacopter. Looks like a DJI s800. These flying filming devices are beginning to replace actual helicopters due to the fact it is much cheaper and easier to operate.

    This is an aerial video filmed using the DJI Phantom 2 which is quadcopter and its a cheaper version designed for everyday flyers.

    The footage was shot using a GoPro camera that is mounted to the DJI Phantom

    http://bestquadcopter.com/the-beauty-of-cacilhas/

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