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Equipment

Elastic Rope Harness (Ankle or Body) Helmet

Rules

Bungee jumping rules and regulations vary from state to state, and from country to country. A common rule is that a jumper must be over 18 years of age, and be in good physical condition.

Description

Bungee Jumping consists of jumping from a large structure, such as a building, bridge or crane, while connected to a large rubber cord. Bungee jumping is an extreme sport, where participants jump from a great distance while wearing a long rubber cord. Jumps can occur from bridges, cranes or even hot air balloons. Bungee jumping is somewhat dangerous, so a good amount of caution is advised.

History

The word "bungee" was originally used in New Zealand as slang for elastic straps. The first modern jump took place from the 250-foot Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, England in 1979. The sport soon came to the United States, where it was featured in various television shows and commercials. By 1982, jumps were being made from a variety of locations including hot air balloons and mobile cranes. In 1986, the first permanent commercial bungee site was opened at Kawarau Bridge in Queenstown, New Zealand. Today bungee jumping is one of the most popular extreme sports, with jumping sites located all over the world.