The First Hold & Release Bungee Jump

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+7 1. metataggers commented 5 years ago

Did it like a Boss...
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+4 2. plurft commented 5 years ago

Damien Walters IS DA BOSS!!! :D :D :D
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+6 3. ughlah commented 5 years ago

That could have ended in a darwin award. Even with a lot of testing with a safety line, you can only estimate the amount of pull the rope generates against your grip. Try that same stunt only a couple meter higher and you will need a six feet hole in the ground.

Worst thing is that know some muscle packed morons think they can repeat it, which might not end that well.
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+1 4. nomaddaf commented 5 years ago

I would assume they tested over water first. I certainly would. Then the risk is minimal. Now that I think of it,the pull would only be slightly more than your body weight. It is at that point you reverse direction regardless of the height or your weight. The critical thing would be to know at what height your body weight would stop.As long as you can drop from that height you should be good to go.
Does anyone know more about the physics of this?
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+1 5. OwenRay commented 5 years ago

#4 An interesting, related article about this, https://what-if.xkcd.com/133/

A big and important difference is the bungee rope is elastic, a flag pole... not so much..
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+2 6. drunkmonk commented 5 years ago

This is the most extreme thing I have ever seen. Seriously. This is the most hard core balls thing I have ever considered.
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+5 7. spaceludes commented 5 years ago

Hey, at least he had his little inflatable mattress just in case.
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+1 8. plurft commented 5 years ago

For those who wonder
AUDIO --->>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZHuJjeEAkI

... and remeber Damien Walters DEFIES Chuck Norris !!!
>:)
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-1 9. BLUEDUDE54 commented 5 years ago

I hate slow mo clips like this.
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+1 10. joeman commented 5 years ago

Wow, just wow... Hardcore!!
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-1 11. joeman commented 5 years ago

Wow, just wow... Hardcore... Hardcore!!
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0 12. thundersnow commented 5 years ago

Here the link to the music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50u-yLXxRio