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# What is the ideal weight for bungee jumping?

## What is the ideal weight for bungee jumping?

Depending on the height jumped, and also the difficulty of the jump, each bungee operation would have different minimum requirements. Usually, the minimum age is 12 to 14 years (there is no maximum age – as long as you’re fit and healthy!); the minimum weight is around 35kg, and the maximum around 110kg.

## Is there an age limit for bungee jumping?

The minimum age for bungee jumping is 12 years old although there is no minimum age for the hike.

How many people have died bungee jumping vs skydiving?

The National Safety Council says a person is more likely to be killed being stung by a bee or struck by lightning than during tandem skydiving. Bungee jumping sports the same fatality rate or 1 in 500,000.

### What can go wrong with bungee jumping?

The force on this fragile part of your body that connects your brain to your spinal cord during the final stage of the jump can be enough to strain your neck muscles, and cause pain and a temporary decrease in range of motion. There have also been instances of the bungee cord accidentally entangling a jumper’s neck.

### What’s the minimum weight you have to be to bungee jump?

Rules vary for different bungees, but the general minimum weight for bungee jumping is 35/40kg. The maximum weight again differs between sites but is generally around 145/150kg.

How does a day of bungee jumping work?

A day of bungee jumping is a full day adventure. You will meet us at the trailhead at your designated meeting time. We will then enjoy a beautiful 5-mile hike to the bridge, spend the afternoon bungee jumping, and return on the 5-mile hike back, arriving at your car between 3:00-6:00pm depending on the tour size and time of year.

#### How many bungee jumps have there been in America?

Bungee America has performed over 150,000 bungee jumps and continues to proudly proclaim our impeccable safety record. Where do we meet? We meet at the trailhead for the Bridge to Nowhere, also known as the East Fork Parking Lot at your designated meeting time.

#### Can a person with partial paralysis bungee jump?

Bungee jumping is an inclusive, accessible sport, able to be tried by people with reduced mobility, amputees or visitors with partial paralysis. If you have any doubts about whether yourself or one of your group can participate in bungee jumping, it is highly recommended to speak to the staff at the bungee site that you intend to visit beforehand.