Posted Friday, November 16, 2001 7:08 PM | Contributed by Jeff
S&S Power was showing video of their next ride, the "Fungee." The prototype, built at their Utah facility, uses a tower with two arms extending from the top. Two cables extend to a harness at the ground. The cables pull one or two passengers up to a platform, where they can dive off. What makes it interesting is that the bounce is controlled by air pressure instead of rubber cables, and your bounce actually goes higher than where you started.
S&S chief Stan Checketts says that they've basically removed the objections many people have to traditional jumping. People don't like to go solo, be connected with one cable or trust a rubber cable. The new ride controls all of these factors.