Bungee Facts

                    THE ORIGNAL BUNGEE JUMP

Here are a few interesting facts about how Bungee Jumping first came about.

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The orignal Bungee Jumps, also named Land Diving, have been performed by natives of The Vanuatu Islands in the South pacific for centuries as part of their manhood ritual. Originally the men leapt from high bamboo towers which took 2 to 5 weeks to construct.

The Jumpers have vines attached to their ankles. These vines are selected by a Village elder and matched with each Jumper weight without any mechanical calculations. The vines need to be supple, elastic, and full of sap in order to be safe. 

The ritual begins with the least experienced jumpers on the lower platforms and ends with the most experienced jumpers on the upper platforms. The ideal Jump is high with the Jumper landing close to the ground. The goal is to brush shoulders against the ground. The higher the Jump, the more bountiful the harvest.

Before Land Diving the men often bring closure to unsettled business and disputes incase they die! They also give speeches, sing songs and perform pantomimes. 

Thankfully our modern day Bungee regulations are very different!

 



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              MODERN BUNGEE JUMPING

The world first discovered modern bungee jumping in 1979 on 'April Fools' day. Four bungee Jumps happened simultaneously from the 'Clifton Suspension Bridge' in Bristol, using bungee cords.

Extreme Sensations has worked closely with the original management of The UK Bungee Club, in the development of modern day Bungee Jumping equipment, to create the safe operation of Bungee jumping in the UK.

The type of Bungee Cord developed and used by Extreme Sensations Bungee Club is intrinsically redundant, being composed of individual strands of latex Rubber, there are four bungee jumping cords in our bungee jumping system.

Each cord is matched to the individual jumpers weight to provide the most comfortable bungee jumping experience. Each cord stretches over four times it's own length to provide a very smooth deceleration together with fantastic rebounds. 

 



                 BUNGEE OR BUNGY?

In New Zealand the word 'Bungee' is spelt with a "Y" 'Bungy'. The word Bungee was first used when Gliders were launched using Giant Bungee Cords to assist take off.

     

World Record Bungee Jump

Extreme Sensations also helped with the 'World Record Bungee Jump', which was the highest ever bungee jump that was performed by Ian Ashpole of Flying Pictures, bungee jumping from a hot air balloon 13500ft high.

The Extreme Sensations team have also performed the worlds first Motor Bike Bungee Jump at Knarsbough over the River Nidd at Mother Shiptons Cave for 'Perfomance Bikes Magazine' and 'Yamaha'.

 

 

BUNGEE FUNNIES

                           BUNGEE SEAGULL JOKE (Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 1.55.22 PM.jpg)

 

                             ROLLERCOSTER/BUNGEE JOKE (Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 1.48.01 PM.jpg)

 

 BUNGEE LIZARD JOKE (Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 1.48.46 PM.jpg)

 

BUNGEE BOYS JOKE (Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 1.49.27 PM.jpg)

 

BUNGEE BRACES JOKE (Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 1.51.34 PM.jpg)

 

BUNGEE FLASH JOKE (Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 1.52.08 PM.jpg)

 

BUNGEE NO ROPE JOKE (Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 1.51.46 PM.jpg)

 

BUNGEE PEOPLE FALLING JOKE (Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 1.55.43 PM.jpg)

 

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