Because the first bungee jumps were done on giant versions of the common bungee cords that people use for everything from keeping an overstuffed trunk lid down, to attaching luggage to a luggage rack. They are called Bungee cords. The first jumps were done on large versions of those cords... 5/8" to-3/4" to- 1" inch diameter. Made primarily for the military for heavy duty applications such as attaching heavy equipment such as tanks to parachutes…
Securing loads in or on trucks. Sometimes people tie one end of very long bungee cords to bridges, and the other end to their leg, and then jump from the bridge. MOST times the bungee cord, stretched to its maximum, flexes back, saving the person from certain doom. And this is called "Bungee jumping". But, as this is a human exercise, sometimes it all ends SO tragically.
Woven elastic cords were in use for decades before they somehow got the name "bungee" in the 1930s. There are a few trademarks associated with the word bungee (a German company controls its use in relationship with certain sporting equipment), but the technology is considered to be in the public domain.
Bungee cords are made. Usually, depending on where you live. By aspecialist who specifies in bungee cords. There are 2 types of modern day cords. Spec cords and the NZ cord. Spec cords are a military type of cord and only stretch to twice there length. Meaning if you want to jump 20', you need a 10' spec cord. Also spec cords are not very forgiving. Usually the sheath that surrounds the rubber in the…
Bungee jumpers use ropes that have small values of the force constant because they want maximum stretching for their cords to preserve as much energy as possible from their initial fall. The units of force constant are N/m. On a bungee cord, you would like the stretch to takes as little force as possible per meter of cord.
AJ Hackett invented bungee jumping on the 1st of April 1979 on the Clifton suspension bridge in Queenstown, New Zealand. He was drinking at the time and he decided to jump of the bridge with elastic around his ankles and that's how bungee jumping came to be. Hope this helps =) The reason why i know all this is that I'm a New Zealander <><
USA has many Bungee Jumping Locations .Here is a website listing various places of US for Bungee Jumping :- http://www.tourstounitedstates.com/adventure-tourism-in-usa/usa-bungee-jumping-and-extreme-sports.html http://yellowpages.yb.com/yellow-pages/categories/Bungee+Jumping/Sports/MA/P/select-city.html
1. Clothesline rope [of course] 2. Scarves 3. Bandanas, Hankies 4. Duct tape [hurts coming off] 5. Elastic bandages 6. Bungee cords 7. Clothing 8. Zip ties 9. Dog leashes 10. Shoelaces 11. Cling wrap 12. Sheets, Towels, washcloths [gags, blindfolds] 13. Extension cords 14. Telephone cords 15. Venetian blind cord 16. Twist ties [thumbs, toes] 17. Wire [if you like pain]