Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Bungying Whistler

Bungy Jumping in Whistler seems to be a
very thrilling and safe experience according to the people who tried it.
The cord is reinforced and they use different ropes for different weights.
They don't tell you how deep the river is down below.
Trish Stratus tried it in Indonesia I think. She did it free style , then with a motorcycle.
She made it look like nothing scary but then being a wrestler, everything she does looks easy.

The drop in Whistler is about 500 m. Down below you can see swift water rushing by.
Of course my son had to try it, in spite of my objections to him doing it.
The first jump was scary but once you try it, he said  he would not be so afraid the second time
round and also it gets cheaper once you are on their client list.
It's as if they expect you to come back .
I feel a lot better   (not).

I think it's a crazy thing to do.
It's not a cheap thrill for the 30 seconds it takes you to drop. Then they drop a line down to you that you clip on and a machine pulls you back up.

Although the rope is safe, no one said anything if the rope by some chance was not attached to the bridge or if the attachment broke.  It's just not something I would personally risk doing or reccomend to others.

Apparently the highest drop is the jump in Africa and dangerous
cause it can displace your retinas.
Now you have to ask, why would people do this?
Is the adrenalin rush worth dying for?

Here is a video showing another story It is in French and then in English.

Nothing like having tied feet in the water and being a potential meal for crocodiles.
Talk about mix and mingle.
You are inside the belly of the beast in more ways than one.
I'd say this was a true life experience one shouldn't try too many times lol



rhymeswithplague said...

I'll take your word for it. I ain't doin' no bungee jumpin' anytime soon. Still, it is thrilling just to think about.

I have a new BC reader, Marion, who lives on Victoria Island.

A Lady's Life said...

Victoria Island is very beautiful.
Just driving around the coast is a wonderful experience Rhymes.
Marion should have lots of interesting things to tell you about the island. It costs a lot for the ferry boat to get there so we hardly ever go.

Rick Watson said...

Holy Moly.

A Lady's Life said...

Rick Holy Moly is right !!!
It's fun until someone dies.
If you are going to do something like this join the army and have them train you.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi ... I have to say it's not something I'd want to do .. but so pleased your son survived and had his fun ..

Cheers Hilary

A Lady's Life said...

Hilary. He is not to old to spank lol
I just wish he wouldn't do stuff like this.