When I was a kid, which was a lllloooonnnngggg time ago. We used to make rope swings out in the woods over a gully. When you swung out, you went out far and if the rope broke you got hurt. Never had one over a river. A creek maybe and it wouldn't soften you if you fell or the rope broke.
But when you were a kid getting hurt didn't bother you unless it was an arm or a leg getting broke.