Condom Bungee Jump
Carl Dionisio a 37 year old jump master took a one of a kind plunge.
Carl Dionisio a 37 year old jump master took a one of a kind plunge – the bungee cord was made of condoms! Luckily it worked without snapping. The jump took place at wavehouse at gateway and his aim was to re-create the “virgin buzz” he felt on his first ever bungee jump.
The jump was the first of this kind in the world and Dionisio claims much of the fun came from getting recognition from the jumping community.
It took four months to make the cord which consisted of 18,500 condoms, “it was difficult as the condoms are slippery, when we tied knots they would just slip” out said Dionisio. In the end they cut off the tips and made loops.
Dionisio claims he was not afraid the rope was not strong enough. “Latex is latex. But the cord was based on a mathematical formula and although I was 99 percent sure that it would work, my stomach was in a knot for a month before the jump,” he said.
Apparently Dionisio is taking a year off, but has he set a precedent and will we continue to see bungee jumps with cords made from odd materials? Will someone try rubber bands?