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Now folks, let me tell you this is a bungee tower! Standing 201 feet tall with a jump height of 171.5 feet above the shimmering pool below at 810 Circus Circus Drive, on the Las Vegas strip. This stand-alone bungee-jumping tower (with its 20 person, air-conditioned, single-stage hydraulic elevator to the jump deck above) is as unique a urban jump as you will ever find anywhere in the world. I should know, we (Bungee Masters, Adventure America Unlimited, Inc.) opened it on July 18, 1992 to the public for jumps and I got to do the first test jump from both sides of the jump platforms (now that was a thrill). The North and South jump platforms are 66 feet apart and were fabricated by D & D Welding in Eugene, Oregon, then trucked to Las Vegas where the 12,550 pounds of steel was raised and welded to the existing vertical tower. The tower itself was built by Thornton under contract to Sig Roguish back in 1968 as a rocket ship ride above the strip. The site still offers an incredible view of the strip, but nighttime really is the best time to jump; Las Vegas puts on an amazing light show!

Bungee Masters sold this tower to AJ's company in March of 1996 and it operates under the name AJ Hackett Bungy today. Give them a call when you are in Las Vegas.

TRIVIA ALERT! This 200-foot single-stage lift is the longest in the world. The second longest single-stage is in the 115-foot shaft inside the Statue of Liberty.





Here you find Bungee Masters. Inc. at No. 1 Bowerman Lane; yes that's right, the entrance to NIKE world campus in Beaverton, Oregon.




Oh boy, let's play "hide the crane in the jungle jump." This set up, based in Karada, is yet another of AJ's Australia operations. What can we say about crane jumps except that they work and are yet one more way to satisfy our unquenchable thirst for altitude. (So can you answer this question?: How many different types of jump platforms are there in the commercial bungee world? No fair counting the space shuttle Enterprise.)




Casey Dale jumps 260 feet off the Kockelman GCI Crane in Tracy, California in 1991 or 1992. Who knows anymore? All that's important is that it was a high frigging jump over the dust covered desert. (Air bag not included.)




AJ Hackett's 140 foot jump-height crane in the Australian jungle.




Kawaru Bridge, AJ Hackett's 140 foot jump in Queenstown, New Zealand, as seen from the viewing platform.




Standing 60+ meters above Calvados, Normandy, France, the Viaduct De La Souleuvre is another of the most stunning and beautiful jumps in the world. The Viaduct was designed and built in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel (yes, Victoria, the same Eiffel as that big metal thing in Paris). Through a history of wars and the ravages of nature, this magnificent structure was declassified in 1964. It was not until 1990, when good old AJ and company took on the project of refurbishing the remaining sections of the structure, that new life was breathed into the majestic structure. On August 8th, 1990, the first commercial public jumps began at the Normandie structure.




Kawaru Bridge, AJ Hackett's 140 foot bridge jump in Queenstown, New Zealand. Around 25,000 jumpers take the bungy plunge off this little miners bridge, making it a gold mine of a different sort.




The breathtakingly beautiful Kawarau Bridge in Queenstown, New Zealand is the flagship jumpsite for Henry VanAsch, past business partner of AJ Hackett. It is somewhat ironic that this historic bridge, built by funds from John McCormick in 1880 to access the Wakatipu goldfields on the other side of the Kawarau Gorge and river from Queenstown, is now the richest jumpsite in the world, and has been since being restored in March of 1990. Servicing approximately 25,000 to 30,000 jumpers per year, this bungy site has financed AJ Hackett's and Henry VanAsch's global bungy expansion. Commercial public jumps were commenced in November 1989 from the 43 meter high, 91 meter long historic bridge and continue today, 364 days per year, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Since when did bungy jumpers start keeping banker's hours? Now really AJ, isn't that a bit much?)




The point of no return. This is without a doubt the most intense part of any bungee jump. Your weight is committed forward, your mind is saying "NO WAIT" but your body has already committed the deed. The adrenaline is flowing through your veins like spiked punch at the high school prom. This is a feeling where all of your senses are sharp, crisp and you feel totally alive. The 150+ jump here at Blue River Reservoir was one of Bungee Masters' favorite jump sites until the Army Corps of Engineers passed policy and posted the site with "No Bungee Jumping." Too bad. It was a truly great jumpsite.




This is the photo that launched a thousand bungy companies around the world. AJ Hackett's now famous pirate bungy jump from none other than the Eiffel Tower in June of 1987. The Paris authorities of course took him into custody after he and Caroline had consumed the requisite amount of French Champaign to celebrate the fantastic stunt. This is what being a bungy pioneer and innovator is all about! Our congratulations and respect to AJ for a stunt well executed.




Yet another jumper leaping from the Normandy, France jumpsite.




Skippers Canyon, New Zealand. This is AJ's big site down under. What was for many years the highest bungee bridge jump in the world (71 meters above the river below and 95 meters in length) now can be found next door to Pipeline Bungy's 103 meter bungy bridge. The Skippers Canyon bridge was built around 1906 as a replacement for the original, built in 1886 only 6 meters above the river. It was designed to assist miners in accessing the New Zealand goldfields during the goldrush of the 1860's. The operation at Skippers was started up by AJ's crew in the latter part of November 1988 and continues today, with an optional helicopter ride to the jump site. (Editors note: If you choose to save money and take the scenic overland road trip, please make sure that your "Last Will and Testament" is complete and your life insurance policy is paid in full. Your beneficiaries will be most appreciative. This ride is a class 5 road trip on a scale of 1 to 6).




Bungee.com's 20 story bungee bridge at Canyon Creek, Washington. This jumper is doing the "Elevator to hell." This is not a jump for those that are weak of heart. As you can see from the photo this poor soul has just passed the "Point of No Return." Another beautiful day on the bungee bridge.




Here is another view of Bungee.com's Canyon Creek bridge. Right about now everything in the jumper's colon has just liquefied. Gee this is a long ways down!





   
 
Interested in Bungee Jumping off of the tallest Bungee bridge in North America? Bungee dot com and Bungee Masters can help you fulfill your high-altitude dreams by pushing you off of a bridge. Not daring enough for you? Try Bungee jumping out of a helicopter...but that's not the scary part. Better sit down before we tell you that you're over the open maw of a volcano. That's right...we're THOSE Bungee guys.