Check out this video – this is crazy.
Reverse bungee jumping is almost exactly what it sounds like. Instead of starting at an elevated spot and jumping, you start on the ground and are RIPPED off the ground and flung into the air at high speeds by a bungee cord. At the peak of the "jump", you deploy a parachute and come back down (hopefully) safely.
I know what it feels like to fall short distances, but can't really imagine what it would feel like to be going the other way – to have the ground shooting away from you, to suddenly FALL UP…
Somehow combining two things that terrify me – skydiving and bungee jumping – ends up creating something that seems so awesome that I might actually consider doing it if presented with the opportunity.
Apparently, reverse bungee jumping is so amazing that there is a law in Nebraska prohibiting it. The law is pretty clear:
Reverse bungee jumping rides; prohibited.
No person shall operate a reverse bungee jumping ride in this state.