Monday, July 30, 2001 12:29 PM
Bungee cord snap's on a ride at Zero Gravity Thrill amusement park in Dallas TX.
Safety line worked and saved them from hitting ground. http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20010730/us/bungee_ride_mishap_1.html
Army rangers lead the way
*** This post was edited by supermandl on 7/30/2001. ***
Monday, July 30, 2001 12:36 PM
Submit to news.
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Monday, July 30, 2001 3:12 PM
aren't reverse bungee rides outlawed everywhere yet? I think bungee jumping is okay, but trying to design an amusement park ride around the most dangerous form of bungee jumping (reverse bungee) was kind of crazy, even though I went on one of those before. I think they are not allowed in California anymore...
Monday, July 30, 2001 3:28 PM
Damn, that's bad. It's actually an Ejector Seat Ride or Sling Shot (There's one down under called 'Bungee Rocket.') With one cord snapping, the ride vehicle swung & hit the support holding the intact cord.
To think I've been on BR four times! They're supposed to replace the cords every now and then. Actually BR has heavy duty straps weaved into it's rubber cords should they break.