A Conversation for Bungy jumping - a personal perspective

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shazzPRME

Wonderful stuff L&PP smiley - bigeyes I can feel the wind rushing through my hair...and I feel a little giddy smiley - bigeyes
shazz smiley - winkeye


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The Ghost Of TV's Frink

I second that! Now I don't have to do it myself smiley - smiley


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Dudemeister

What's next - skydiving?


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Researcher 99947

Hmm... I don't think I could ever muster up the courage... maybe for parasailing, but never bungi jumping


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Lonnytunes - Winter Is Here

Fishing, off the wharf, Dudemeister


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Dudemeister

...with a bungi cord attached, just in case you slip.


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Dudemeister

Just now on BBC World News they showed some hairdresser dude skydiving while cutting someone's hair thousands of feet up.


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Post 8

shazzPRME

I trust that it was ONLY hair that he cut!! LOL
shazz smiley - winkeye


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Post 9

Dudemeister

Yes, this is a rather silly way of getting a trim - blow dry is free though.


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Post 10

Lonnytunes - Winter Is Here

Latest craze here in NZ is bungi jumping from helicopters. Anything up to 2000ft high. Leave me out...


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Post 11

shazzPRME

Hey,L&PP smiley - smiley Did you get any pics of your jump? This would make a great article for the Post...especially with some visual enhancement smiley - bigeyes
shazzPR smiley - winkeye


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Post 12

Dudemeister

That sounds a bit nutty - Ive heard of this kind of thing before too - Isn't this skydiving without a parachute?

Personally I like to be in some form of control when trying something fun and possibly risky (ie fun) - like skiing - you can move the planks around to control more or less how fast and where you go. Mountain biking you can zoom down rocky slopes on a suspended machine, and with the right skills control the lunacy, or hang gliding you can fly around more or less where you want.

I haven't tried bungi jumping (Ive seen it spelled bungee here), but I imagine you get that brain chemical soup high experience just after having the willies scared out of you. This must be like riding down the downhill course at Camp Fortune on your mountain bike - closing eyes would help, except you will crash, and that hurts.

Your account is very vivid, I can imagine the experience - I think I probably would consume a few beers before hand.


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Lonnytunes - Winter Is Here

Shazz I have just sent an email suggesting the same thing about it being a good Post article and yes I have some pictures which I will need to get scanned. I will get onto that this week.

Dudemeister, you are quite right. We were all on adrenalin highs for hours after we jumped. The jumping site was four hours drive from where I live. Numerous beers were drunk on the way there - and many more afterwards.

In NZ all bungi/bungee (both pronounced the same) site operaters must be licensed by the government. Rigourous checking of the gear and personel is required. There have been a few incidents over the last ten years but bungi jumping is probably safer than being a pedestrian crossing the roadway.

At the pub the other day some fool started talking about going white-water rafting......


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Post 14

shazzPRME

GO!!!! GO!!!!.....You will love it!!....just remember to take that dinky little duck rubber ring with you.....and keep your mouth closed LOL
shazzPRsmiley - winkeye


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Dudemeister

We have some excellent white water rafting inbetween Ottawa and Montreal - in the Summer. We just had our first taste of snow last week - while you Southern Hemisphere inhabitants are running around in shorts and flip-flops (I would imagine).


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Dudemeister

Safety - certainly in Ottawa I've heard we have the highest national incidence of red-light running. I have seen 3 accidents happen in front of my eyes in the city centre in 2 years - due to some moron passing through a red light and hitting someone else in their car - Note "in front of my eyes". Ottawa/Hull has a population of about 1million. I lived in Montreal for 11 years - population 3 - 4 million people, and a city known in English Canada for it's "French Drivers" - and I never saw anyone do this. Imagine a hoard of mini-van drivers going 60Kmh, in 30 or 100 zones, regardless of red/green lights. etc. I suppose vs. jumping off a cliff, this is quite daunting

Bungi jumping is certainly safer - Although they had a celebrated accident here last year - someone got their brain smashed up as the rubber extension calculation was not quite right - I guess. I don't think they have the licence anymore.


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Anonymouse

Pictures! We want Pictures! (Or have I just not read far enough in the Post yet? smiley - winkeye)


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Lonnytunes - Winter Is Here

Broken scanner. Sob


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The Walrus

Oh, wow! How amazing! Great article! smiley - bigeyes


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Post 20

Dudemeister

How about drawing something with PaintShop or similar then?


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