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Another extreme sport to enjoy?

Bungee Jumping…without a rope?!

A new craze has hit the UK that is quite simply a must for all adrenalin junkies. SCAD Diving offers divers the chance to experience one hundred feet of free fall whilst exerting a face shaping 4-G’s on them self. The 70mph drop shares a number of similarities with bungee jumping, except the small matter of not using a rope! With faster acceleration and a freefall experience that is 3 x longer than a bungee jump, extreme dudes won’t be hanging around this summer.

You can try out this extreme experience at 2008’s Relentless NASS Festival on the 13, 14 & 15th June.

How does it work?

SCAD is an abbreviation of Suspended Catch Air Device, and is the most realistic representation of the freefall experienced during a skydive. SCAD is completely unique and is the only system in the world that allows completely unattached, controlled free fall from 150ft. As you ascend to the dizzy heights of 150 feet you will be strapped into your safety harness by our specially trained staff whose top priority remains your safety. Once fitted the CFF harness guarantees the correct body position is maintained at all times, so you fall freely and fairly. Then the countdown begins; 3… 2… 1 and release! You will drop freely through the air reaching velocity of up to 70mph, whilst experiencing up to 4-G’s. As well as higher speeds and longer freefall time, SCAD is also far more comfortable when disembarking. There is no landing impact or recoil as with the bungee and you will land comfortably in a colossal net supported by huge air tubes, which feels like dropping into a giant cushion. After landing in the net, the SCAD mechanism gently lowers to the ground for you to exit with an incredible sense of achievement and a long lasting adrenaline buzz.

A big shout of thanks goes out to the Exelement blog for bringing this to our attention – well done guys, it sure looks well worth a go!

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4 Responses to “Another extreme sport to enjoy?”

  1. I'd Do It!
    2011 | 1 September at 00:24 #

    Where & when can I try this [am in the U.S.A.?

    Looks like a blast!

    • lolajones
      2011 | 1 September at 07:36 #

      Wisconsin has one. Look up http://www.extremeworld.com/ and perhaps they can tell you who else has them.
      There are also some mobile ones that travel around, but I’m afraid I don’t know how to track them down. Good luck. Hope you find one and let us know how you enjoyed it!

  2. Alasdair Kempton
    2012 | 12 June at 11:33 #

    “You will drop freely through the air reaching velocity of up to 70mph, whilst experiencing up to 4-G’s.”
    By definition freefall inside earth gravity close to sea level is One gravity of acceleration (one g).

    You MAY experience 4 g’s when you hit the net and slow down, but you won’t in freefall.

    I know it sounds good to asay but… it’s just wrong :S

    • lolajones
      2012 | 12 June at 17:46 #

      Thanks for that correction Alasdair – I suppose it sounds better the other way!

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