Rocket bungee set to begin at Pearl-Qatar

Posted: May 1, 2014 by kirisyko in Air, Bungee Jumping
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In rocket bungee, the person is shot into the air like a rocket from a cage.

DOHA: The Pearl-Qatar is bringing three days of thrill to fans of extreme sports with a rocket bungee jumping activity from tomorrow until Saturday.

Organised by Xploriders and sponsored by the Pearl-Qatar, the event will run from 4pm to 8pm tomorrow and full days on Friday and Saturday.

A 70-metre crane will be positioned in the open near the entrance to the Island, and will be used for the free fall following the shoot off from the ground. Tickets will be available at Virgin Megastore outlets in Qatar or on their online portal.

This is the first time rocket bungee will be held at The Pearl-Qatar and like other bungee jumping events earlier, it promises a unique experience along with magnificent views and music as entertainment.

“We are glad to be partnering with The Pearl-Qatar again on ‘once in a lifetime’ type of experiences. The Island with its open spaces and picturesque surroundings is the perfect location to feel what it’s like to take to the air like a bird,” said a spokesperson of Xploriders.

Rocket Bungee is a reverse bungee jump starting with the person being attached to the ground and wearing a body harness with the bungee rope tying him to a steel cage. As the cage approaches an elevated height mark, the elastic is stretched to its limits until the guide unhooks the jumper from the ground and shoots him off like a rocket. Then, comes the experience of the free fall as the person swings back and forth until coming to a standstill as the cage descends to the ground.

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