Bungee jumping is one of the top goals on Bucket List; currently nearly 1,600 people want to try it. If you’ve always wanted to bungee jump but have been putting it off, take it from two brothers who recently tried it: The exhilarating freedom of soaring through the air is much greater than the fear of jumping.
Ron and Todd were on vacation in Costa Rica, and they heard there was a bungee-jump crane in the nearby town of Jaco. Todd had bungee jumped several times, but Ron had never tried it, so they decided they had to go.
“We had heard that city had a bungee jump, and were eager to check it out,” said Ron. “Such a sketchy-looking crane was not what I expected, though.” From the rickety-looking yellow crane, jumpers get a magnificent view of the surrounding town and beach while their feet are strapped in. Then they jump and plummet forty meters (131 feet) into a swimming pool.
“The free fall, albeit brief, is an indescribable experience. The immediate future is entirely out of my control, but the pure freedom and flight-like feeling more than justifies any pre-jump anxiety,” explained Ron.
Todd’s motto is, “If it’s not on video, it didn’t happen,” so he just had to get the first-person shot. So he gripped his GoPro camera tightly and pointed it down. The footage of the tiny swimming pool getting closer and closer until it hits the lens was well worth the risk of dropping the camera.
The brothers wanted to share their experience with friends and family, so they decided to team up with VideoTov to turn their footage into a pro video. They picked the perfect song, and the editor timed the footage just right. Now they get to re-experience the thrill of bungee jumping any time they want.
Both brothers highly recommend the experience. If you’re nervous about it, they suggest you adopt the mantra of bungee jumpers in South Africa: “Fear is temporary. Regret is forever.”
Get inspired to do your own bungee jump by watching Ron and Todd’s video:
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