Bungee Jumping is not for the faint hearted.
It is not your regular adventure sport. It falls in the category of extreme adventure. So, once you have conquered your fear of falling from a height you can brag among your friends about your dare devilish personality. A Bungee Jumping experience is not for everyone!
Recently I was invited by Jumpin Heights at Rishikesh, India to be a part of their Mega 50,000 Bungee jump celebration. Book your bungee jumping experience in Rishikesh here.
Though I had done it before at the same location, as well as at the home of Bungee in New Zealand, I was still excited to experience this incredible feeling again.
Here are some practical tips to have the best Bungee Jumping experience
Lead From the Front
Your fear of heights will not go if you just watch others jumping. The only solution is taking the leap of faith. The longer you wait, the more time you spend making excuses and convincing yourself to back out.
1, 2, 3…Jump
Jump before the count down ends. If you let the person count until jump, chances are you won’t jump on the first count.
Always Look Straight- Never Look Down
That was the mistake I made. It looked damn scary from the top. Either close your eyes or just look at the eye level and perform the jump.
Choose Your Surroundings Carefully
Bungee jumping is about your whole experience, not just the leap. So, choose a brand that is trusted, has well trained staff and is set in a calming environment.
Trust the Jump Instructors
Jump Instructors go through a rigorous, long, in-depth international training schedule to become a qualified Instructor. You can trust them with your life.
Wear Comfortable Clothes
Wear clothes like Singlets, T-shirts, shorts or pants. Avoid wearing a skirt, dress or high heels. You can bungee jump either bare foot or with shoes. Just make sure to tie your laces.
Don’t Overeat Before the Jump
Jumping on an empty stomach is better than puking in the valley while jumping.
If You Can’t Make It, Fake It
I know it’s difficult to smile when you are shivering with fear but trust me you won’t like to share your video with a timid face. So, look into the camera and smile.
Avoid Carrying Your Valuables
You are not allowed to carry a mobile, camera, jewelry or anything else. So, don’t carry them along when you jump.
Read Before You Sign
Don’t jump if you have any chronic disorders like heart problem, back ache etc. mentioned in the list.
I am sure with these 10 practical tips you’ll have an amazing bungee jumping experience and make more jumps. I would love to hear about your bungee jumping experience.
It is not your regular adventure sport. It falls in the category of extreme adventure. So, once you have conquered your fear of falling from a height you can brag among your friends about your dare devilish personality.