The bungee jump is a very simple concept. The jumper is attached by an ankle harness to a length of elastic cord. The cord itself is fastened to the top of a high structure, such as a bridge, cliff, dam, or specifically constructed frame. Sometimes, in more extreme cases of the sport, a helicopter is used as the connecting point. The jumper then leaps from the structure, is flipped upside down partway down, and bounces up and down several times as the elastic cord pulls tight. The people on top of the structure will then pull the jumper back up and take their own turn.
Bungee jumping is an intense sport. The feeling of almost nothing supporting your body as you fall is better than any roller coaster and is almost guaranteed to get a shriek out of even the most jaded first-timer. There are countless companies that offer bungee jumping in all different types of settings, from a constructed frame in a theme park, to a leap off of a high, naturally occurring cliff and everything in between. It is up to the jumper to decide what setting best compliments this intense sport.