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This wiki page is about extreme sports that involve jumping. Questions related to the sport are listed on this page. If you as me, these people are really crazy. We are looking for information that answers one or more of these ideas. Please feel free to use any of the information collected here, or participate in our wiki by uploading information about extreme jumping, the technology used in the sport, famous stunts, health concerns, or its effects on the environment. This page is used as part of a course on Outdoor Culture and Technology, taught by Mr. Cooper at The Walker School in Marietta, GA. If you have any comments, please feel free to contact the author of this site.

Video - Base Jumping in the Cave of Swallows in Mexico



Discovery Questions:
What do people jump off of?
Some of the most famous places that people jump from are located where?
Who are some famous bungee jumpers or base jumpers?
What are some milestones in the history of the sport?
What are some types of jumping?
What physical factors contribute to making a jump site?
What engineering principals and practices are behind the construction of a jump site?
What types of plants and animals can be found around cliffs?
What are some types of accidents experienced by jumpers?
What are some common climate conditions experienced by jumpers?
What gear is commonly used during a jump?
From what materials are the gear made?
From what chemical compounds are these materials made?
What are some common maneuvers conducted while jumping?
What schools are available to teach the sport?
What records are held in the sport and by whom?
What are some personality characteristics of jumpers?
What is the role of fear in learning the sport?
What slang used in the sport?
What effects does jumping (or the construction of jump sites) have on the environment?

Types of Jumping:
base jumping, bungee jumping

Jump Site Classifications:
  • Building
  • Antenna (an uninhabited tower such as an aerial mast)
  • Span (a bridge or arch)
  • Earth (a cliff or other natural formation)

Notable Jump Locations:
Kawarau Bridge, New Zealand

Technology Issues:

Environmental Issues:

Health Concerns:

Video:
20 Seconds of Joy - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoANL1N-5l8

Articles:

Links:
Base Jumping on Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Base_jumping
Bungee Jumping on Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bungee_jumping

Podcasts:

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