How Fast Can Spiderman Swing?
In The Amazing Spider-Man film series, the web slinger’s ability to swing from building to building is a key part of his overall agility. Director Marc Webb wanted actor Andrew Garfield and the film’s stuntmen to be able to do this in the real world, so he created customized one-of-a-kind rig systems for them.
The physics of swinging has always been interesting. It’s not like sprinting versus walking on the ground — there are right and wrong ways to swing and gain speed, and that speed can disappear in an instant should you mistime a jump or lose momentum.
There are some tricks that can help you speed up your swinging, but there’s no one button to make you go faster unless you want to do a front roll or helix spin. One trick that’s been popular is to use the L and R buttons together to perform a web zip, which gives you more horizontal distance when you release your swing at a high altitude.
Another way to increase the distance of your jumps is to use the X and L1 and R1 buttons to toggle a quick sling forward. This can add more vertical distance to your leaps and is great for getting from a high point to a lower one.
Finally, the fastest you can get is by releasing your swing at its peak of velocity. When you let go at the top of your swing, Spidey will continue going in that direction until gravity pulls him back down. This is the same way that pendulums work, so if you jump off a building at its highest point, you’ll be able to keep going in that direction for a longer period of time than if you jumped from a street-level position.