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'Sky Jump', Auckland

Listed under Extreme Challenge in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Described as being like a bungee jump but with none of the bouncing around at the end, Sky Jump is basically an opportunity to climb Auckland’s Sky Tower (at a height of 192 metres) and jump off… But it’s not quite the dramatic city centre base jump it sounds like, the top falling speed is 85km per hour and you’re wearing a harness which restricts your velocity.

The whole experience lasts around 16 seconds, which is the longest you’re able to stay in the air for any jump in New Zealand (not counting the bungee bouncing.).

If you’re still a bit worried the technology isn’t new, it’s been extensively used in film stunts and in parachute training. The harness is attached to the rope at your back in a way which is designed to decrease the speed of the fall for the last metres and there are fan descenders on the ground which blow upwards to meet you, creating the feeling of riding the air so there’s no jerking when you reach the bottom.

Skyjump Website.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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