We’ve always been a fan of swing sets, as I think every kid has. Swinging high and jumping out of the swing for that half second free fall really gets the little kid juices flowing. I’ve still been known to run and jump on one whenever I happen to pass a park or playground.
I’ll start describing this by saying this isn’t that kind of swing. The AJ Hackett Nevis Swing holds the stats to be called the biggest swing in the world.
New Zealand is well known for being the home of bungy jumping, and AJ Hackett was the madman behind the idea of jumping off the side of a very high point connected to nothing more than a big rope made of rubber bands.
Have you seen an actual bungy rope? It’s really unnerving…it seriously is made of rubber bands, and the outer ones tend to be shredded from being stretched so many times. We’re actually pushing off real bungy jumping until it’s summer again because a lot of the jumps here tend to dunk you head first into a river or the ocean. The Nevis Swing is the next best thing.