How do I get over my fear of heights for bungee jumping?
Choose a facility which has well-trained bungee jumping instructors, and is high and clear of obstructions. Wear comfortable casual clothes and closed shoes. Avoid eating before the jump. And don’t forget to look into the camera and smile.
Is it scary to go bungee jumping?
Yes, bungee jumping will be exceptionally scary for the first timer…but after you’ve done it once you will never be scared of doing it ever again. So, for a proper bungee jumping experience you are going to be jumping-off of something really, REALLY high.
Is bungee jumping scarier than skydiving?
If your ultimate goal is to feel scared by your thrill, bungee jumping might be just what you’re looking for! But honestly, nothing beats skydiving! The adrenaline you get from the altitude and the length of time you spend in the air, but still knowing that you’re safe if anything might happen, is incomparable!
How do people feel after bungee jumping?
That “fall” tends to feels more like flying than dropping. Bungee jumping, however, definitely feels like a fall, and will give you that sinking-stomach feeling. It is over in a few short seconds, and then you sort of dangle/hang there until you are lowered down to the ground.
Which is safer skydiving or bungee jumping?
As with all extreme sports, there is a degree of risk involved in both bungee jumping and skydiving. The National Safety Council says a person is more likely to be killed being stung by a bee or struck by lightning than during tandem skydiving. Bungee jumping sports the same fatality rate or 1 in 500,000.
Are there more deaths from bungee jumping or skydiving?
Bungee jumping is very similar, with very few bungee jumping deaths per year; in fact, the National Center for Health Statistics shows the same fatality rate among bungee jumpers as skydivers, at 1 in 500,000.
Can I skydive if I am afraid of heights?
We’re here to tell you that–as weird as it may sound–fear of heights doesn’t matter a bit on a skydive. If you’re, like, that’s impossible, then calm down, Wiggum. It’s true! It might surprise you that being on a ladder will always feel more precarious than being in the door of a plane.
How tall is the Kawarau bridge bungy jump?
The Kawarau Bridge Bungy jump takes place from a height of 43 meters (142 ft.), which is equivalent to leaping from a 13-story building! Jumpers experience the thrill (or is that terror?) of a freefall for a few seconds before the bungy cord catches them just above the river and yanks them back up like a yoyo. Sounds fun, eh?
Who was the first person to bungy jump?
Famed New Zealander AJ Hackett is the man behind it all – both as the co-inventor of the sport in 1986 and the man who launched commercial bungy jumping in 1988. He’s still actively running the business with four AJ Hackett Bungy jumps around New Zealand and some others around the world.
How much does a bungy jump cost in New Zealand?
The 2019 cost for an adult bungy jumper is $205 NZD, approximately $130 USD. What’s also great about the K-Bridge Bungy is that the area has a variety of great viewing points for the many spectators. Plus, you’re allowed to walk on the bridge itself and get very close (like 3-4 feet) to the jumpers who are gearing up.