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Tips and equipment necessary for safe bungee jumping

Bungee jumping is one of the safest outdoor sports experiences available. We tell you how to do it to create an unforgettable memory while guaranteeing the best conditions.

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One of the most recurrent gifts today for thrill seekers is to provide a unique and extreme experience. Many times such options are chosen to generate a special moment of adrenaline, different from the one a person normally has in their daily life. In short: to create an unforgettable memory. And, in this yearning to generate unique experiences, the puénting is a recurring activity among those who want to try this extreme sport.

Rest assured that, although it may not seem so at first glance, hanging from a bridge for a short period of time is one of the safest sports in the world. But only if you comply with safety standards and put yourself in the hands of professionals. The U.S. government’s National Center for Health Statistics estimates that the probability of dying while bungee jumping is minimal. How has an extreme sport become one of the safest sports?

 

What do I need to know if I want to practice bungee jumping?

 

To begin with, we recommend you to have a good physical and mental preparation, as well as to be in an optimal state of health. Secondly, you should always wear comfortable clothes and shoes, as it is still a sporting activity. Do not wear your best clothes, because you are going to jump from a bridge.

It is highly recommended to hire a professional company that will provide you with all the necessary equipment to make the jump in conditions and safety. Normally, the companies that organize jumps, such as RocRoi, we provide the equipment and put it at your disposal, but it is always good that you know what you need. Among the essential materials you need to do safe bungee jumping you need an integral or combined harness, which allows you to distribute all the weight of the fall on the whole body.

You could also jump with a climbing harness, that is, a waist harness, but you should be aware that the initial impact until the rope absorbs all the travel and the weight of the fall is greater. It is also necessary to have an ankle harness, carabiners, blockers, rope and a safety helmet to protect the head. And don’t worry about insurance, at RocRoi we take care of that. We will ask you to fill out a form to find out if you have heart problems.

With all the equipment ready, the only thing missing is the most important thing: an optimal space or bridge for a proper jump. For example, at the RocRoi center in Murillo de Gállego, the bridge is 27 meters high. In addition, before making the leap of faith, you must make sure that the ropes that hold you are 5 meters shorter than the height of the bridge.

Finally, it’s time to let go and jump. Don’t jump without force: push yourself without thinking, listening to the instructors. To make a big jump, we recommend that you do it by separating yourself from the bridge, without letting yourself fall, but looking for that big jump that will make your experience even more rewarding.

And we insist: never go bungee jumping alone! For bungee jumping you will always need the presence of two highly qualified instructors who understand all the safety measures. One on the bridge and one at the bottom of the jump who will always control what happens. To be able to do bungee jumping with the maximum possible security, together with RocRoi we can dare to fly in the Aragonese Pyrenees. The center of Murillo de Gállego has the activity of bungee jumping among its wide range of summer sports. Overlooking the Mallos de Riglos you can experience the adrenaline jumping from the bridge to 27 meters high.