In the video called “World’s Most Insane Rope Swing Ever,” (see below) people jump off a 400-foot canyon wall tethered to a rope and swinging across the gorge. Though nuts, the crazier footage comes in the outtakes from the making of video, above. It features a girlfriend who decided not to jump and a boyfriend who had other ideas. To find out whether she jumped or not, watch the video beginning at 11:28. The outcome might surprise you.
(Spoiler) So, to recap: The girlfriend, Jessica Powell of Meridian, Idaho, is all strapped in and ready to make the jump at this undisclosed location when she begins having doubts, and finally decides not to jump. The boyfriend, one Creighton Baird of Amarillo, Texas, has already jumped and is encouraging her to jump.
“All right, here we go,” Graham says.
“No, Devin, not yet, not yet,” Powell says. “I’m not going to jump. I don’t know if I can jump.”
Graham doesn’t force the issue, saying, “I’ll count down to zero. If you choose not to jump, I’m totally fine with you not jumping.”
There are at least 10 countdowns that are for naught as Powell refuses to jump, and she keeps repeating, “I can’t do it,” until finally telling her boyfriend, “Honey, I don’t want to do it.”
“Put two hands on the rope,” Baird says.
“Please don’t push me off,” Powell says. “Please don’t.”
“I am not. I am not going to push you,” Baird says. “I’m not going to push you.”
Then, of course, he pushes her. And as she swings to the other side of the canyon, you hear Powell’s voice loud and clear: “I’m breaking up with you!”
Baird rolls on the ground laughing and says, “I just got dumped.”
Scottie, one of the two men who set up the lines, asks if it was worth it.
“It will be worth it,” Baird says. “Someday she’ll thank me.”
“Can I have her number?” asks Scottie, not giving the relationship much hope.
Well, as it turned out, the couple did break up.
“Did they break up that day? No,” Dallin Smith, a spokesman for Devin Super Tramp, maker of the video, said. “After a couple of weeks passed, though, they did end up breaking up for reasons other than the cliff-pushing incident. Afterwards, she just laughed it off.
“I don’t remember all that she said because it took her 45 minutes to get back up, and by that time she cooled down. They just kissed and shrugged it off.”
Hmmm, definitely not the reaction you might have expected. As for Scottie, it’s not known whether he’s called her yet.