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G-Max Reverse Bungy
Location: Clarke Quay, 3E River Valley Road
Imagine a huge slingshot and you're the stone - only this time you'e not flying off to oblivion. You will be strapped tight and safe to a steel-reinforced capsule and hurled 60 meters upwards between two 36-metre high towers at 200km per hour!
Up to three people are strapped into an open steel cage suspended between two bungee cords and catapulted 12 storeys high at speeds of up to 200km/h. The ride, located in Clarke Quay, was lanuch in November 2003 by Frontier Sports, a New Zealand-based company.
Passengers being hurled up and down are at the mercy of their safety harnesses, the only thing keeping them from flying off their seats.
Safety measures on the G-Max Reverse Bungy
The G-Max Reverse Bungy cords are replaced after 400 launches or earlier, even though a cord can take an average of 800 launches.
Staff are trained to have a basic knowledge of first aid and they all have a good understanding of the way the reverse bungee operates.
An annual safety check, which includes inspections and tests, is carried out by a German technical service company.
Emergency measures on the G-Max Reverse Bungy
If there is a power failure, the cages can be manually turned, which will bring customers down safely.
The ride is designed such that it will fail to launch if the cords fray or break.