China’s New Swing Above a 1,000-Foot Cliff is Only For Daredevils

China’s New Swing Above a 1,000-Foot Cliff is Only For Daredevils
Carl Samson
September 6, 2018
A number of thrill seekers took the challenge of test-riding swings that lunge over a 1,000-foot-high (320-meter-high) cliff in eastern China on Tuesday.
The five-set attraction, scheduled to open on Sept. 15, sits on a side of the Fuxi Mountain in Xinmi, Henan Province.
In a video, brave testers can be seen being strapped on their seats and pulled up to a 90-degree angle before being thrusted above the valley.
Image via Xinhua
The swings, which cost five million yuan ($732,000) to construct, were completed on Monday.
Image via Xinhua
Each swing is attached to metal beams measuring four meters (13 feet), six meters (20 feet), eight meters (26 feet) and 20 meters (65 feet) high.
There is also a double-seat swing.
Image via Xinhua
Riders must be between the ages of 16 and 45, China Daily reported.
They must also be taller 120 centimeters (three feet and 11 inches) and weigh between 40 and 90 kilograms (88.18 to 198.42 pounds).
Image via YouTube / New China TV
To ensure safety, riders will be required to wear protective clothing that attaches to the metal beams.
They must also be checked for blood pressure and sign a waiver promising that all ride requirements are met, Sina News noted.
Image via Xinhua
Maintenance staff will also run checks on a daily basis.
Image via Xinhua
The attraction is part of the Fuxi tourist destination that also features a horseshoe-shaped glass bridge.
Image via YouTube / New China TV
Think you are brave enough to give these swings a try?
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