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Try bungee jumping this New Year

December 14, 2004

New Year's in Goa will be more than just the rave parties and lazing on the beach with a plate of prawn bhaji this season. Bangalore-based XtremeZone Sports expects to give some adrenaline rush to holiday makers by introducing bungee jumping and reverse bunjee jumping (read catapult).

After organising similar events in cities like Bangalore, Pune and Delhi, Praveen Krishnaiah, CEO of XtremeZone Sports, thinks that Goa is an ideal spot for a bit of free-falling and reverse jumps (technically speaking, the jumper shoots up to 140 ft in a matter of three seconds and then has a free fall after soaring like a bird).

Krishnaiah, who runs the company with wife Deepa, would ideally like to choose a beach as a location but a court order has banned the company from holding such events on a Mumbai beach recently. Krishnaiah otherwise scouts for grounds like shopping malls for "greater visibility".

Meanwhile, interest in this alternative sport is picking up and Spice Telecom had recently signed him up to hold demonstrations among its employees as an HR initiative. Of course, this sport is strictly meant for the bravehearts.

Charges: Rs 500 for a single bungee jump and Rs 600 for a single catapult.

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