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1. Posted by amp_espi_d (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

Hey everyone! I'm going to be taking a bungee jump with Bungee America in Southern California within a couple months. I'm just wondering if anyone has jumped with them before and their personal experience with the company. Thanks to anyone who can help!

2. Posted by tallbird (Respected Member 269 posts) 10y

Hi Amanda,

I haven't done a jump with Bungee America before, but have done a number of jumps with various companies in different countries. I have heard of Bungee America before, which is always a good sign!
The best thing to do is turn up about two hours early and observe the staff on duty sorting out jumpers before you. Make sure that you don't just have one person doing the security checks. Make sure another person does it as well (usually someone just has a double check of your gear a few minutes before you jump). They should also take you through the safety procedure of what is the best way to jump and you should fill in a medical form. Plus make sure they take your weight measurements properly. There is absolutely no harm in being fussy about it and making sure they doublecheck everything.
And at the end of the day, if you don't feel safe (or as safe as you can feel standing up on a bridge at 500 feet or whatever just about to throw yourself off into a canyon ), then you can refuse to do it at any stage (apart from when you are already in the air, obviously!).
I absolutely love bungee jumping and think its really worth a shot if you want to try it.
Have fun!
Clare

3. Posted by Peaches (Budding Member 23 posts) 10y

Hi, I've not done a jump with them but I have done a bungee jump with an aussie company in cyprus, it was amazing! I'd quite like to do another bungee jump & i'll be in the Usa in the summer so could do one there. Where is the Bungee America jump in california? and does anyone know any other companie that do it? Also do you have to book in advance always?

4. Posted by amp_espi_d (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

Well, Bungee America, as far as I've seen, has made a few top ten lists for sites to jump at in the world. This particular company is located near Los Angeles and it is an all day sort of thing. It's a 2 hour hike to the Bridge to Nowhere in the Los Angeles Forest. I know they are the only one licensed in California to jump from a bridge - but it's just hard to get individual reviews of any company online. They say they have never had an injury and they use body harnesses for first time jumpers, or on your first jump of the day.

5. Posted by Hineikin (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

Can I ask you guys a question? I have never bungee jumped before and a good friend wants me to do this when we go on vacation next year. What does it feel like as far as back, neck-joints in general? I have had neck and back injuries in the past so I don't want to mess with that if chances are good that will happen...:(