It all started in the back of a Round Table Pizza-- which should have been my first sign that maybe this wasn't the trick for me! I was told that Bungee Jumping was up next on the extreme testing list but instead I ended up on a rope swing high up in the trees (think extreme flying squirrel without the built in parachute).
Not one to turn down an adventure, I decided to give it a whirl and the JUNK Labs Team and I were off.
“Rope Swing!” they said, “It’ll be fun!” they said -- scariest thing I’ve ever done! Don’t be fooled by this nice little picture, think of it as a “before” photo, one where I am just starting to realize what I've gotten myself into!
I received about three minutes of instruction on how to jug -- yeah by the time you scroll past this picture, I was already headed up to the top.
You want me to walk out where?? I’m not Jesus, I won’t float!
I was told not to jump off of what felt like the tiniest branch in the world, but to walk straight off into the free fall -- talk about walking the plank! It was so narrow that my feet could not fit side by side. So, I was standing on this little branch with my toes over the edge, my right arm reaching back holding onto a loose rope for balance, trying not to sway with my harness being pulled forward, and the countdown began... 5,4,3,2,1 and off I go.
Good news is I only blacked out for like five seconds on my first jump! Oh yes, I had the pleasure of doing it twice. By the time I got here, I was back online, flying through the trees.
Wheeeeeee with a little side of WHAT THE HELL?!
Aaaaaaand that's a wrap (right after repelling down 30 feet of course)! The JUNK Folk Revival Flex Tie stayed on as I tore through the branches at 65mph. Another JUNK Extreme Testing Labs checked off the list. Watch the full video here.
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