bungee jumping

We asked Jupiter Huidrom, who took the plunge not-so-long back and here’s his advice for first time jumpers.

  • It is important to sign up with a reputable bungee jumping company. Choose a company that has been in business for awhile and check on their safety record.
  • Before you decide to sign up for a jump, read up about the sport or talk to someone who has bungee experience.
  • Always wear comfortable shoes when you jump. Avoid flip-flops or slippers.
  • Avoid the bungee if you have a heart condition or high BP.
  • Do not try to maneuver the bungee cord during the jump. This could result in the cord getting strapped around your body or neck.
  • Put your arms out as you free-fall and cross your arms over the shoulders when you recoil. This way you can ensure that there is no obstruction to the recoiling cord.
  • It is okay to back-out at the last moment!  – Most important, says Jupiter!

You can read about Jupiter’s experience here: What Does Bungee Jumping feel like?