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All about Bungee Jumping Clubs

Bungee jumping clubs have come into existence over the last few decades as a consequence of the prominence and massive expansion of the bungee jumping industry.

A group called the Dangerous Sports Club might be thought of as the first bungee jumping club. This group, from Oxford and London, were active in a mixture of extreme sports adventures from the late 1970s through the 1980s. The club is credited with the innovation of the modern bungee jumping craze. Their first jump happened on April 1st, 1979. The club was very active during their heyday in the early 1980s. Easily the most famous member of the Detrimental Sports Club was Graham Chapman, of Monty Python fame.

Since that time, bungee jumping clubs have grown in popularity as well as quantity. There are bungee clubs on virtually every inhabited continent of the world. The truth that this extreme sport has taken such strides in popularity is apparent from the number of clubs and the quantity of jumpers who make the plunge yearly.

There are two primary bungee jumping safety organizations that operate as certification entities currently. One is the United States Bungee Association (USBA), the other is the British Elastic Sports Association (BERSA). These organizations would be a good starting place to find a bungee club, because they monitor who is certified by their respective organizations. This is good, as you can be reassured that the club is operating with security procedures strictly enforced.

Some experienced bungee jumpers may wish to start their own personal club. All the same, this is a big endeavor, and they should consider all of the steps necessary to start a club before they get started. Just a few of the matters needed will be considered here.

First, in order to start a bungee jumping club, you would wish to write and document your ‘business plan’, so-to-speak. This would document your job and would provide something for you to give out to prospective investors and concerned government agencies. You will need to obtain financing in order to purchase equipment, insurance, experienced crew, jump location, etc.

Once contracts are in place for the crew, location, etc., you will want to receive any needed governmental permits. Once all the paperwork is in place, you can begin construction of your jump site. After testing with sandbags, and your crew, you will in the end be prepared to start promoting your bungee club. As you can learn, these are merely an overview of the steps required. Even this short list presents a formidable task to starting a club.