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Why Bungee Jumping Has Spread Into The Mainstream

Feb 28, 2008
Bungee jumping is quite a dangerous sport and quite the adrenaline rush as well. You can jump from all kinds of places you just need to learn how to jump before you make your move. To make your jumps even more insane you can jump from moving bases like a helicopter, hot air balloon or something like that. There are no limits really when it comes to bungee jumping.

The word bungee came around in the 1930s but the first bungee jump didn't happen until 1979. They used some kind of vine to do there bungee jumps with but I would figure that would hurt their feet as they fell and then were snapped back up that would sound like it would rip there ankles away from there legs. I don't know how it is supposed to work but I guess it did.

A J Hackett of New Zealand was the first one to do a commercial bungee jump. Even though many other people had already done many jumps he was the first one to jump from monuments like the Eiffel tower. There are many places that you could make a jump from but you must learn how to jump before you just go and do it.

The whole point of the jump is the rubber rope or whatever you want to call it. When a jumper is falling when he hits the end of the rope the rope will snap back causing the jumper to go back in the upward direction and that will happen until all of the energy that came with the jump is neutralized. After you jump the first time and get to the bottom you will be snapped back towards where you jumped but will not come even close to the platform in which you jumped from.

There are many different kinds of bungee sports but I only know of bungee jumping but if you ever want to bungee jump all you need to do is look up that in the phone book or go online and try and look them up. If you still cannot find what you are looking for then you just need to keep looking until you find what it is that you are looking for.

If you still cannot find what you seek on the internet then you just need to either give up on the bungee jumping or you need to keep looking for it. I am pretty sure that you can find a place that does bungee jumping. If you cannot then you can go to a theme park and they may have something similar to what bungee jumping is.

So if that is what you want to do then you just need to get you a ticket for a theme park and try to go find a park that does some kind of bungee jumping. Even though it may cost more then the other type of bungee jump you will still feel the same rush as you would with a regular bungee.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living with his 18 year old son in Jensen Beach, Florida. Find more about this and other extreme sports as well as sports equipment at http://www.nsearch.com
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