AJ Hackett saw a video and his imagination took over, teaming
up with fellow speed skier Henry van Asch they developed bungy
into the modern ritual it is today.
extensive stress testing on latex rubber cords a series of extreme
jumps were made, first at Ponts de la Caille - a 147m jump near
Annecy, France. In June 1987 AJ jumped from the Eiffel Tower
and into the international spotlight - the bungy legend was
November 11th 1988 the Kawarau Bungy Bridge became the World's
first, full time bungy site. Now this is recognised as the home
of bungy. Since then AJ Hackett has opened three other Bungy
jumping sites in the Queenstown, New Zealand.
In July 1999, Nevis Highwire Bungy took bungy jumping to new
heights. With over 30 different worldwide patents, it's changing
the way this ancient ritual will be performed in the twenty
Now you know the history
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