They appear easy but in reality, you have to be cold
blooded to do them. It is simply petrifying to watch the
daredevils defy the speed and height hanging only by a
rope. Ecuador has not been left behind in this realm and
offers different places for the most radical ones.
Jump 35 meters in free fall, go 100 kilometers per hour,
spin rapidly and lose all notion of space, go back and
jump into emptiness. Get dizzy, scream, defy gravity,
feel the sensation of adrenaline from taking a risk. Definitely,
extreme sports like jumping, the swing and bungee jumping
are made for those that do not have a fear of heights
and that do not find an afternoon in front of the television
Like any sport, it has its risks but they are completely
safe or you can at least you can demand and verify this
requirement. Aside from this, the only thing necessary
for these activities are courage and boldness.
The types of these sports that are most common in Ecuador
The idea is to launch yourself into the abyss tied by
the feet or the waist with an elastic band specially designed
for this purpose. The height varies, going from 30 meters
to 50 meters or more. In addition to the elastic band,
another security accessory is the harness that provides
more security during the jumps. After the first fright
is over, the sportsmen that want to perfect their jumps
can carry out the most amazing contortions while jumping.
This is also flying and at more than 100 kilometers an
hour. It involves a type of hammock where the individual
lays. A cord holds maximum 3 people at a height of 50
meters. And like trapeze artists, from a platform, they
jump into the air. It's something like the pirate ship
at amusement parks. You fall, you go up and then down
again. A pendular movement is repeated until there is
no more speed. It is the closest thing to flying.
Fastened by a harness, you jump on an elastic bed. The
harness is held by two synthetic cords which support the
person while they jump. The jumper when gaining more and
more height with each jump can carry out innumerable acrobatics.
As the confidence grows, the movements become riskier