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ID number:855870
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Published: 06.06.2011.
Language: English
Level: Secondary school
Literature: n/a
References: Not used
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  About bungee jumping   
  The jump   
  Safety and possible injury   
  History   
  Jumping in Latvia   
  Equipment   
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Bungee jumping is a sport in which people jump from high places. Bungee jumpers use safety gear when they jump. They use special cords called bungee cords. Bungee cords stretch easily. They allow jumpers to fall long distances without hitting the ground.

Bungee jumping is only for people considered as adult (over 18 years old).

The Jump
Bungee jumpers start their jumps from jumping platforms. Jumping platforms look like small diving boards. They usually are 3o to 61 meters above the ground.
Jumpers may fall as fast at 97 kilometers per hour.

There is a wide spectrum of possible injuries during a jump. One can be injured during a jump if the safety harness fails, the cord elasticity is miscalculated, or the cord is not properly connected to the jump platform. In most cases this is a result of human error in the form of mishandled harness preparation. Another major injury is if the jumper experiences cord entanglement with their own body. …

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