The JumpHistory, New Zealand, Sport|2014|03:20|G
With a healthy mix of imagination, balls and roughly remembered Newtonian physics, a Kiwi bloke jumped off a bridge in 1980, in the South Island of New Zealand. His name was Chris Sigglekow and this was the world’s first modern Bungy Jump. Six years later Chris teamed up with AJ Hackett and spent the better part of the next year hunting out and jumping off some of New Zealand’s most perilous bridges, with an ever-rotating group of friends. Working in TV at the time, Chris extensively documented this period, creating an incredible treasure trove of 80’s footage, full of short shorts, mullets and bad sunglasses. ‘The Jump’ charters the genesis and brief incubation period of bungy jumping, before it went on to become a worldwide phenomenon.