Bungee jumping is a popular sport but there are VERY few professional companies around. We understand the options available are not ideal but that's the nature of this sport. Due to the number of locations, most people will need to drive 100 miles or more to jump with a professional bungee company. If this is not a feasible option, we recommend searching for a theme park nearby which offers something similar to the bungee jumping experience. You may also consider participating in another extreme sport as locations may be more readily available.
There are no business listings for bungee jumping (a.k.a. "bungy" jumping) in West Virginia. There are no bungee companies nearby either but if you plan to take a road trip or vacation, these are your nearest options.
Great Canadian Bungee is located in Wakefield, Quebec. They offer bungee jumping at their stand alone bungee facility located 200 feet above a large pool of water.
The Track Family Recreation Center is located in Destin, Florida. They have a bungee tower from which you can take a 75 foot plunge. The tower can be viewed in the YouTube videos below.
Vertigo Bungee which is located near Tyrone, Kentucky. In 2013, they purchased Young's High Bridge to operate a bungee jumping platform.
We do the research so you can spend less time searching and more time enjoying the sports you love. We search the internet for locations but as new professional bungee companies become available and others do not have a well known presence, letting us know these locations will help grow the online extreme sports community. We greatly appreciate your assistance.
Are you familiar with a new or unlisted company which offers bungee jumping in West Virginia? Please recommend a company. If you are an extreme sports company which offers bungee jumping, please contact us for your free directory listing.
Modern bungee jumping is a relatively safe sport due to operators rigorously checking calculations and the equipment. Injuries and death can still occur as with any sport. Many commercial operators now use full body harnesses to avoid the possibility of a jumper becoming detached from the ankle attachment.
That's an additional step these operators take to ensure the safety of their jumpers. Mistakes have occurred with miscalculations and equipment errors. Injuries that occur despite safety measures are upper body intravascular pressure, eyesight damage, whiplash, and neck damage.
There are two types of elastic ropes used today: braided and unbraided. A factory produced elastic rope, used by many commercial operators, is a braided shock cord consisting of many latex strands enclosed in a durable outer cover. This rope gives a harder, sharper bounce. The second type of rope consists of unbraided cords which can be home-made. This rope produces a softer, longer bounce. Many commercial operators use a full body harness as a backup to the ankle attachment.