Have you ever tried Base Jumping? Well, Engr. Elpie Paras will soon introduce the Philippines’ first tethered basejump simulator – DROPZONE!.
Taken from his facebook account, Engr. Paras announced the newest adventure …”Rip the cord and drop from our 120-foot steel tower in complete safety..extreme adrenalin rush at its best…It’s like skydiving from 12 storeys high and swoop within inches of the man-made lagoon at Dahilayan Adventure Park”
Usually, BASE Jumping is an activity that employs an initially packed parachute to jump from fixed objects, as with paragliding. Actually, B.A.S.E. is an acronym that stands for four categories of fixed objects from which one can jump: buildings, antennae, spans (bridges), and earth (cliffs). Below is an example of Base Jumping from an antenna tower.
But what you’ll probably see at Drop Zone is similar to the Vertigo (shown in main photo above and below) at Bodyflight UK, a world-class adrenaline-soaked entertainment facility in Bedforshire, England. Marketed as “a bungee jump without the bounce”, Vertigo is one of the tallest jumps in the UK and enables customers to free fall for two thirds of a 125ft drop before a cable gradually slows them down. Perhaps, Engr. Paras has this in mind because in Bodyflight, the Vertigo goes with the Swoop which is a 200-meter zipwire. So there you go, Vertigo and Swoop becomes DropZone at ZipZone at Dahilayan.
The differences between Drop Zone and Vertigo? Drop Zone is 120 feet (Vertigo is 125 feet); base jump from Steel Tower (Drop Zone); base jump from Building(Vertigo).
Looks scary? But just like the zip…you’ll probably beg for more once you’ve tried it. We’ll wait for the official announcement from Dahilayan Adventure Park.
If you’re adventure crazy…visit Northern Mindanao.