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593-Foot Free Throw May Be The Greatest Basketball Shot Ever Made

Three Australian friends set out to beat the world’s highest basketball shot. The record was set by ‘Dude Perfect.’ He made a shot standing on top of a 533 foot tall building and got the ball to go into the hoop. Now, that record has been bested in an epic way.

They call themselves ‘How Ridiculous’ on YouTube and their goal was to make a basketball shot from the top of the Mauvoisin Dam in Valais, Switzerland. It was one of the ten tallest dams in the world, and the entire area makes for a breathtaking backdrop.

They wrote on their YouTube account that it only took three attempts for them to get the world record breaking shot. The description reads, ‘On only the THIRD attempt, Derek breaks the Guinness World Record for the highest basketball shot ever, swishing one from a massive 593.73 ft off the top of Mauvoisin Dam in Switzerland! How Ridiculous!’ How ridiculous indeed.

How Ridiculous have actually set the world record for highest basketball shot before Dude Perfect beat it. In 2011 they got a shot into a basketball net from 219 feet in the air. It will probably be only a matter of time before record is broken inspiring them to go to higher heights.

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