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Trick shot sets record

Perth's trick shot kings are set for a second world record after incredible footage shows them throwing a basketball through a hoop from a 98m height in The Netherlands.

Scott Gaunson, Derek Herron and Kyle Nebel - three of the four members of How Ridiculous - took 90 minutes to make the seemingly impossible shot from Rotterdam's Euromast.

Footage on YouTube yesterday showed 21-year-old Kyle Mr Nebel throwing the successful ball from the tower's observation deck.

Brett Stanford, who was in Perth, said he was "pretty excited" to get the call of the success from his fellow tricksters.

"I was hoping and praying for them," Mr Stanford, 25, said. "They were over the moon," Mr Stanford, 25, said. it's obviously a long way to travel from Perth to do a world record."

Mr Nebel was the member who threw a basketball through a hoop from 66.89m at the WACA Ground light tower for their previous record shot which took three hours to achieve.

The stunt was witnessed by a local government representative and will be sent to be verified as a Guinness World Record.

Mr Stanford said the group uses their website to raise money for charity.

They have raised $20,000 for Compassion which helps children in poverty.

"We hope that people are not just amazed by the shot but that they are also inspired to do something well in the world," he said.

The group has also clocked up almost 10 million views on Youtube since they got together in South Perth to create trick shots in 2009.

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