You can only do one of; skydiving, bungee jumping and hang gliding before your heart gave way. Furthermore you are low on cash and possibly opportunity. Can you decide on which extreme activity to partake in? I am now ready to reveal my answer to this modern age debacle.
Bungee Gets Crossed Out
As brutal as it sounds bungy jumping can be easily ruled out. "Of the three activities the actual bungy free fall experience is like some peoples' sex lives; ends as quickly as it starts." Depending on how high you leap, bungy will last between 4 to 6 seconds. Another factor going against bungy is that you can't appreciate the views. This relates back to how the experience is short. Something you don't get told is that due to the acceleration of your fall the wind does get into your eyes (maybe I'm just a big scary cat). Therefore you do miss out on the experience visually. At the end you find yourself dangling upside down which impairs your view.
This Leaves Us With Skydiving And Hang Gliding
Lets examine the differences between the two experiences. In terms of scare factor I would say skydiving would beat hang gliding. I actually thought I was going to plummet to my death during the free fall stage of skydiving. However mentally preparing your mind to run at full speed, off the edge of a cliff whilst holding onto a light metal frame, does strike a "are we really doing this for real" chord. Both skydiving and hang gliding offer excellent views of your surroundings.
Close Call Between Skydiving And Hang Gliding
For me the deciding factor in choosing which activity I recommend over the other relates to the entire process. In hang gliding you start off at the cliff departure point, sprint off the cliff, begin flying journey and continue till you land. Whereas in skydiving you start off in an airport hangar, jump into a plane, jump out of the plane, free fall, cruise when the final chute is pulled, and then land. It is the variety of altitudes, highly dramatic and heart stopping experience which has made me sway towards Skydiving as the ultimate gravity defying activity one has to experience before dying.
What are you thoughts on skydiving, bungee and hang gliding? Leave your questions, opinions and experiences on the comment section down below.