1,393 Feet: The New World Record For Longest Fall With Just A Rope (Not A Bungee Cord)

January 5, 2018


This is a video of death-wishee Carlos Munoz setting the new world record for longest fall with a static rope (like a climbing rope, not elastic), at 1,393.7 feet (424.8-meters). The previous record was 1,286 feet (392 meters). For reference, both of those are entirely too far. Anything further than off the top of your parents' bonus room above the garage should be illegal.

To help put that height into perspective, after jumping, Munoz free-falls for a full 20 seconds before reaching the end of the rope, at which point he's jarred to a stop when he runs out of slack.

Damn, 20 seconds of free-fall? How the sudden stop at the end didn't rip his guts out of his belly button or butthole is beyond me, but I suspect he covered both with a fair amount of duct tape. That's what I would have done. Of course I would have never made that jump in the first place because I'm not a lunatic, but still. Props to this guy's knot-tyer.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Cam, who agrees there has to be an easier way to pretend like you didn't mean to kill yourself.

  • Sana Khan

    great article thanks for sharing keep sharing tht kind of work

  • FearlessFarris

    That's how Gwen Stacey died!

  • Westley West Jr.

    What an idiot!

  • Jon B

    How his nose pokes out from under the googles makes it look like he's sticking his tongue out. I watched for like 10 seconds before realizing it's his nose not his tongue.

  • Niall Jackson

    I too thought this!

  • Andyman7714

    Oh he's so brave. Let see him do it without a rope next time.

  • Nicholas Conrad

    The real hero is that guy holding the rope on the platform just hanging out with no safety gear halfway over the edge.

  • TheQiwiMan

    You spelled "moron" wrong..

  • Nicholas Conrad

    Edit: "The real hero is that guy holding the rope on the platform just hanging out with no safety moron gear halfway over the edge."

    Good catch @TheQiwiMan!

  • Jason Christopher

    I need someone to explain how the sudden stop doesn't wreck him.

  • Westley West Jr.

    He used nylon rope which has a 35% stretch. If he would have used polyester rope which has a 20% stretch or a dyneema which has a 3% to 5% stretch he would have broken his back.

  • Nicholas Conrad

    He dived away from the platform so when the rope pulled taught he was at an angle, not the bottom. Then his momentum transferred into a swing downward and through the rope's arc rather than a sudden stop at the end of a plummet.

  • Evan Lang

    Also those ropes aren't 100% static, either. They have some stretch, and in a really long fall that stretch can add up to quite a distance. As you approach terminal velocity, then, a stunt like this actually becomes easier and safer the longer it is.

  • Frédéric Purenne

    Can you imagine being the guy upstairs with the finger on emergency radio, and the only thing you hear is him screaming like a manic or wounded animal? First thing that would come to mind is "Fuck, he's injured!" only to realize after the longest 8 seconds ever that he's actually celebrating in screams.

  • Brian Grady

    A person who has a complication while jumping from 1393 feet off a cliff will not be injured to the point that they are screaming like a wounded animal, that person will be silent and dead. Any noise is good noise in that circumstance.

  • Frédéric Purenne

    So you're saying a strap that loosens and squizes part of your arm or legs or whatever to the point of slightly breaking bones but not killing you won't make you scream?

  • TheQiwiMan

    What a psychopath.

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