See These Terrified Humans Ride the World's Tallest Water Slide

updated 07/08/2014 at 07:50 AM EDT

originally published 07/07/2014 12:10PM

Last week, we showed you what it was like to go down the world's tallest water slide: the 170-foot Verrückt at Kansas City's Schlitterbahn Waterpark.

However, careful viewers will remember that, in the original video, the only things joining the camera on the record-breaking slide were a handful of sandbags. But now Schlitterbahn has released video of the ride's first human victims – err, test subjects – taking the plunge.

Much in the manner of a Greek myth, the two men responsible for the slide's construction were chosen to make the maiden voyage. Fortunately, waterpark designer Jeff Henry and ride engineer John Schooley survived their 17-story plunge, thus preventing them from joining the ranks of inventors killed by their own inventions.

Watch their journey above, accompanied by the dulcet tones of AWOLNATION's "Sail."

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