- About Bungee Jumpin'


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- About Bungee Jumpin'

  1. 1. Jessica Paradela and Miquel Royo
  2. 2. <ul><li>What’s bungee jumping? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the history about this sport? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the equipment to do it? </li></ul><ul><li>Is dangerous? </li></ul><ul><li>Other questions and information… </li></ul>
  3. 3. Bungee jumping is an extream sport that involves jumping from a tall structure (usually a fixed object) while connected to a large elastic cord. The thrill comes as much from the free-falling as from the rebounds. Some people doing “Bungee Jumpin’
  4. 4. << The historical origin from the Bungee jumping were the falls suffered by the climbers, who were supported by the rope. From here comes the desire to make a controlled fall, to experience this strong feeling sure. The name of that xtreme sport provides from a rubber eraser. The firsts jumpers were members of the Oxford University Dangerous Sports Club (OUDSC). They jumped from the Golden Gate and Royal Gorge bridges . This last jump sponsored by and televised on the American program That's Incredible . >> Royal Gorge
  5. 5. <ul><li>- Bungee Cords </li></ul><ul><li>- Cord Covers </li></ul><ul><li>- Cord Binders </li></ul><ul><li>- Carbiners </li></ul><ul><li>- Shackles </li></ul><ul><li>- Anchors </li></ul><ul><li>- Harnesses </li></ul><ul><li>Waist Harnesses </li></ul><ul><li>Helmet </li></ul>- Chest Harnesses - Ankle Harnesses - Bumpers - Retrieval Gear - Going Down - Going Up - Rescue Gear
  6. 6. <ul><ul><li>About bungee jumping </li></ul></ul>When you jump, you can feel the speed of the air on your body, and then you get this incredible explosion of adrenaline. Undoubtedly you have to break the barrier of the fear.. If you finally decide to go off, is a normal physiological reaction to the activity for which you're facing Pros: Cons:
  7. 7. The Guinness Book of World Records states the highest commercial bungee jump is off of Macau Tower, Macau SAR China. In December 2006, AJ Hackett added a SkyJump to his Macau Tower facility in Macau S.A.R. China, making it the world's highest commercial descender jump at 233 metres. The same year The Macau Tower started operating a proper Bungee Jump (as opposed to the &quot;cable decender&quot; SkyJump which has been operating for a couple of years longer) The Macau Tower Jump became the official &quot;Highest Commercial Bungee Jump In The World&quot; according to the Guinness Book of Records on December 17th 2006. <ul><ul><li>About bungee jumping </li></ul></ul>One commercial jump higher than all others is at the Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado. The height of the platform is 321 metres However, this jump is rarely available, as part of the Royal Gorge Go Fast Games—first in 2005, then again in 2007.
  8. 9. <ul><ul><li>To practise Bangee </li></ul></ul>“ Kawarau bridge ” is the oldest modern bungee jump site of the world, close to Queenstown and therefore an ideal destination for a different excursion... In New Zealand's there are many sites to practise this extreme sport. In NZ the bungy jumping is considerate the most important extreme sport.