How high the risk is Bungee Jumping?

When we bungee the big airline in Victoria Falls shortly, it seems we’re rare you’re putting all your confidence in your ankle a little bit of a burly long rope of elasticity. Of course, there is a seat belt, but it is at the ankle, psychologically, counting, it seems to us that this seems to be very fragile.

Victoria Falls Bridge Bunjee Jumping


The first use of bungee cord elasticity is still being felt by many commercial operators, which are produced by the weaving of factories. This includes many rubber chains enclosed in a tough outer cover. This gives a harder, clearer rally. Other operators and most operators in the southern hemisphere use the rubber chain to unlock the rope exposed. These soft and then bounce, but it looks as if the elasticity is old, tired, crashing! It’s not so do not panic!

Although there is a certain elegance in using only a simple ankle attachment, accidents in which participants became detached led many commercial operators to use a body harness, if only as a backup for the ankle attachment. Climbing equipment body harnesses rather than parachute equipment are generally used. Happily The Big Air Company at Victoria Falls uses the safety harness too!

Although the danger of bungee jumping is mostly at high altitude, millions of successful jumps have taken place since 1980. This is because bungee operators rigorously conform to standards and guidelines governing jumps, such as double checking calculations and fittings for every jump. As with any sport, injuries can still occur and there have been fatalities, but not at Victoria Falls. A relatively common mistake in fatality cases is to use a cord that is too long. The cord should be substantially shorter than the height of the jumping platform to allow it room to stretch.

Bungee jumping has a variety of damage possibilities. For example, because of seat belt food you will get hurt, the cord elasticity is miscalculated, or the cord is not properly connected to the jump platform. In most cases this is a result of human error in the form of mishandled harness preparation. Another major injury is if the jumper experiences cord entanglement with his/her own body. Other injuries include eye trauma, rope burn, uterine prolapse, dislocations, bruises, pinched fingers and back injury. People under 40kg are not allowed to bungee jump with The Big Air Company because they are too light for the elastic which means the snap at the end of the stretch would be severe and that is when retina displacement can take place.

However, the possible damage is not a good deterrent. Adrenaline-stimulated bungee jumping is often so great, or more people want to challenge bungee jumping.


Victoria Falls Bungee Jump, Zimbabwe