Before the special elastic rope tightened around them...

GeneD

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Before the special elastic rope tightened around them, jumpers reach speeds of nearly 160kph. The full text can be looked at here: https://vi4.ilovetranslation.com/h5fa7Oy3xpB=d/

Would it be correct to say "tightens" instead in the sentence above?
 

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Tightened looks like a mistake.
 
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