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How NOT to Rig a Rope Swing as seen on Pushing the Line - Discovery Plus

Please don’t rope jump! But this is HOW if you don’t listen. I believe it’s better to share safety systems than to withhold it if people are going to do what they are going to do. If we glamorize it on a tv show, we can at least show what goes into it. Please don’t rope jump!

You can see us rope jumping on episode 2 of Pushing the Line streaming now on Discovery Plus.

This is that rope jump. Read a little bit about it and behind the scenes on our website We include the prep, the rigging and the forces we got after jumping. I did this with Brett Stewart and Jaco Santulli who have built Studio Page, a better platform for creators. We did NOT use a haul system and so we ascended the rope which a whole different skill set. Haul systems can be seen in our other rope jump videos.

Our results:

The MBS of the entire system is approximately 44kn or 10,000lbf.

I’m 160ish lbs and we got 2.79kn (627lbf) shared by both ropes and the main webbing got 3.36kn (755lbf).

Brett is 240lbs and he got 3.99 (896lbf) shared by both ropes and the main webbing got 3.98 (894lbf).

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►Highline Rigging Playlists

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