Comments on: Survivor of 365-Foot Bungee Fall Says ‘Maybe’ to Future Jumps http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/01/woman-survives-plunge-after-bungee-line-snaps-video/ The latest Headlines, news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:31:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: C. Reaves http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/01/woman-survives-plunge-after-bungee-line-snaps-video/#comment-4658601 C. Reaves Tue, 10 Jan 2012 04:00:11 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=180931#comment-4658601 What!? The company is testing the cord daily by having their own employees jump off using it!? That's their idea of SAFETY? What!? The company is testing the cord daily by having their own employees jump off using it!? That’s their idea of SAFETY?

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By: tylerb http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/01/woman-survives-plunge-after-bungee-line-snaps-video/#comment-4656191 tylerb Tue, 10 Jan 2012 02:57:54 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=180931#comment-4656191 3.1 seconds from time rope broke to splash. If the bungee snapped right at the bottom of the fall she fell 155 feet (1/2)*gravity*time^2. Maybe less if she was rebounding already. Still a LONG freaking way to fall. She's lucky to be alive. 3.1 seconds from time rope broke to splash. If the bungee snapped right at the bottom of the fall she fell 155 feet (1/2)*gravity*time^2. Maybe less if she was rebounding already. Still a LONG freaking way to fall. She’s lucky to be alive.

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By: jleeka http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/01/woman-survives-plunge-after-bungee-line-snaps-video/#comment-4651741 jleeka Tue, 10 Jan 2012 00:27:37 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=180931#comment-4651741 The bridge might be 365 feet high, but from the video, it does not look like she was 365 feet above water when the rope broke. The bridge might be 365 feet high, but from the video, it does not look like she was 365 feet above water when the rope broke.

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By: Dan http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/01/woman-survives-plunge-after-bungee-line-snaps-video/#comment-4649491 Dan Mon, 09 Jan 2012 22:50:28 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=180931#comment-4649491 Lol, it's funny reading these responses people are quick to judge her actions. What about your actions. Sure you're not bungee jumping but what about the stupid things you have done in the past that should have cost you? Lol people you are funny. Lol, it’s funny reading these responses people are quick to judge her actions. What about your actions. Sure you’re not bungee jumping but what about the stupid things you have done in the past that should have cost you? Lol people you are funny.

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By: miners moss http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/01/woman-survives-plunge-after-bungee-line-snaps-video/#comment-4647781 miners moss Mon, 09 Jan 2012 21:33:27 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=180931#comment-4647781 There's a number of people in life who only seem able to feel when seeking out and participating in activities in which death is one of the possible outcomes. There’s a number of people in life who only seem able to feel when seeking out and participating in activities in which death is one of the possible outcomes.

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By: Rachel http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/01/woman-survives-plunge-after-bungee-line-snaps-video/#comment-4646771 Rachel Mon, 09 Jan 2012 20:45:20 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=180931#comment-4646771 omg crazy stuff but im still gunna do it..nothings gunna stop me omg crazy stuff but im still gunna do it..nothings gunna stop me

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By: Tony http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/01/woman-survives-plunge-after-bungee-line-snaps-video/#comment-4645911 Tony Mon, 09 Jan 2012 19:55:39 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=180931#comment-4645911 Lets put a bit of perspective on this story. I have done 37 bungee jumps on every continent on the planet. Over 11 years myself and a group of friends have carried out a total of 521 jumps without any injuries. In fact none of us know anyone who has being injuried bungee jumping. On the other hand, in our group 4 have broken bones in motorcycle accidents, 3 have broken bones playing rugby, 1 was badly injured in a flying accident, 1 broke her leg sky diving and one was struk by lightning. Everyone one of us know someone killed in a road accident. bungee jumping is not an extreme sport, it is a very safe sport that looks dangerous. Lets put a bit of perspective on this story. I have done 37 bungee jumps on every continent on the planet. Over 11 years myself and a group of friends have carried out a total of 521 jumps without any injuries. In fact none of us know anyone who has being injuried bungee jumping. On the other hand, in our group 4 have broken bones in motorcycle accidents, 3 have broken bones playing rugby, 1 was badly injured in a flying accident, 1 broke her leg sky diving and one was struk by lightning. Everyone one of us know someone killed in a road accident. bungee jumping is not an extreme sport, it is a very safe sport that looks dangerous.

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By: JHB http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/01/woman-survives-plunge-after-bungee-line-snaps-video/#comment-4645361 JHB Mon, 09 Jan 2012 19:26:55 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=180931#comment-4645361 "I would be suing the company for this"-- Can they counter-sue you based on your stupidity? You SIGN a release form accepting the risk inherent in jumping, WHICH includes DYING. It's a good thing this happened in Africa, where the judge will probably laugh hysterically after reading your lawsuit, assuming it even gets that far. Only in America can you get away with acting recklessly and then blaming someone else for your lack of judgement. “I would be suing the company for this”– Can they counter-sue you based on your stupidity? You SIGN a release form accepting the risk inherent in jumping, WHICH includes DYING. It’s a good thing this happened in Africa, where the judge will probably laugh hysterically after reading your lawsuit, assuming it even gets that far. Only in America can you get away with acting recklessly and then blaming someone else for your lack of judgement.

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By: Shelley http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/01/woman-survives-plunge-after-bungee-line-snaps-video/#comment-4644321 Shelley Mon, 09 Jan 2012 18:42:31 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=180931#comment-4644321 I would be suing the company for this. Yes you have to sign a waver and all, but you are relying on their equipment. The bungee cord snapped, and she practically hit the water at about 100 mph. She could have been killed if she hit at the right angle or the bungee pulled her under. this will probably kill that company's business. I would be suing the company for this. Yes you have to sign a waver and all, but you are relying on their equipment. The bungee cord snapped, and she practically hit the water at about 100 mph. She could have been killed if she hit at the right angle or the bungee pulled her under. this will probably kill that company’s business.

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By: MEPace http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/01/woman-survives-plunge-after-bungee-line-snaps-video/#comment-4642861 MEPace Mon, 09 Jan 2012 18:02:45 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=180931#comment-4642861 “Why not speed a car toward a brick wall and see how quick you can slam on the brakes without hitting it?” ******* I see many people do similar stuff everyday during heavy rush hour traffic by following way to close for safety. “Why not speed a car toward a brick wall and see how quick you can slam on the brakes without hitting it?” ******* I see many people do similar stuff everyday during heavy rush hour traffic by following way to close for safety.

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