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    You are standing 192m (630ft) above Auckland wondering why a sane person would step off into air. Then you step off into air.
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    I did it twice. They lt you do it a second time for free. The first time, you drop about 10 metres, they stop you to take your photo, then down you go. The second time, you just do straight down. The ground rush is awesome.
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    Dang!! That's just not right!
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    I'm thinking they need a big target down on the ground.
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    That’s something I could never bring my self to do. I still remember what my grandad always said. “There are two things that come out of the sky bird **** and idiots.” Hats off to you imagine that was a rush.
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    Or at least a sign saying "If you can read this, you are too close!"
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    That took guts
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    Originally posted by SPIPER
    That took guts
    Actually I was thinking more like: Two, Large, Round and made of BRASS!
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    I too think they should have a target below and have a clean up crew pretending to clean up some blood when you go past. might just make for a funner fall.
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    Wow..... Gotta give props to you, Cheffie!!!
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    I would rather run into a burning building...

    You do.






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    Only the first second or two before you step into space make you go . After that, you just aim for the bullseye on the ground. You have a wire attached to you. It is only a few hundred feet. Nothing scary about that.


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    That's not for me. I came into this world as the result of a broken rubber, I'll be danged if I'm going out the same way.

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    That's not for me. I came into this world as the result of a broken rubber, I'll be danged if I'm going out the same way.

    manofire that is too funny. It was not a bungee. The techical term was "base jumping by wire". One clean smmooth fall. No bouncing around.

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    The "airborne" types among us will probably add to what comes next, but as it has been relayed to me from those "jumpers" that I have worked with, when they do their initial training, they start at a height of 33 feet. This number has some kind of psycological meaining to the "human" brain apparently.

    The rational as I understand it, is that the brain does not recognize the difference between 33 feet and 1000 (plus) feet, so if you can make that leap of faith, you can do a full drop from 10k feet. So I have been led to believe. Personally I get vertigo at 36k feet just as easily as I get it at 33 feet.

    However, give me a handful of tools, and I can climb ladders and work on a roof, to do what needs doing, but don't ask me to "sight-see" while I'm there.

    Kudos to those who can make that leap of faith. I was taught how to FLY the airplane, not jump from it (except once its on the ground of course LOL).
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    WOW! More guts then I
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    Originally posted by MalahatTwo7
    The rational as I understand it, is that the brain does not recognize the difference between 33 feet and 1000 (plus) feet...
    Especially if your eyes are closed!
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    Ever seen that priceless picture that was going around, the one with the bungey jumper who shat his pants? That would definately be me

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    One of our former Junior Firefighters wet himself on a bungee at the local fair. Funny, he doesn't wear "I fight what you fear" T-shirts anymore.
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