Start living your life fearlessly. AJ Hackett Sentosa will be opening in late 2016!
Alan John “A. J.” Hackett (born May 1958) is a New Zealand entrepreneur who popularised the extreme sport of bungy jumping. He made the famous bungy jump from the Eiffel Tower in 1987 and founded the first commercial bungy site in 1988.
AJ Hackett will be officially opening in Sentosa Singapore around the late 2016 featuring a purpose built 50m high steel fabricated tower with lift to the top forming the centerpiece for Bungy (Bungee) Jumping, Vertical Skywalk, Skybridge and Giant Swings activities.
Bungy (Bungee) Jumping
(Photo from the Australia AJ Hackett for illustration)
The core product of the AJ Hackett International stable of activities is Bungy Jumping, and the activity with which the company has forged its international reputation.
AJ Hackett International has operated this active experience in more than 10 countries since 1988 and remains the world leader in setting up, running, and innovating Bungy Systems. The company assisted in writing the official Standard for Bungy Jumping AS/NZS 5848 (Australia & New Zealand) in 1990, which is considered the worldwide reference document for Bungy Jumping.
Bungy Jumping has always fascinated both the jumper and spectator alike. Due to the design and position of the Jump Decks and overhead roof, a full range of Bungy Jump styles will be possible at the Sentosa Island venue.
- Double Bungy jump deck with dual counter weight systems
- Main jump height 47m with 50m roof jump option
- Minimum jump weight 35kg / Max jump weight 360kg
- Minimum breaking strain of all equipment 2.2 tonnes
- Max number of jumpers 25 per hour
- Minimum age 10 years old with parental consent
- Pool depth 3.5m in jump impact zone with agitation type aeration system
- Jump menu offering more than 20 different jump styles
- Moving image and still photography capture
WORLD FIRST. Used by Navy Seals, The Army and Hollywood. A first for Singapore.
The Vertical Skywalk descent system is anchored from the jump deck level of the tower allowing customers to experience the freedom and excitement of walking vertically down the beach side shaft of the tower all the way to ground level.
This experience has been used by special forces, army, police and more recently for corporate events. Sentosa will be the first AJ Hackett site in the world to offer this unique product everyday direct to customers.
This will be the worlds first full time commercial Vertical Skywalk.
A NEW CONCEPT FROM AJ HACKETT. Can you walk the talk 47m above the ground?
The AJ Hackett Skybridge was created to allow people of all ages to challenge and overcome the age old fear of vertigo.
The Skywalk is positioned 47m above the pool and allows customers to walk out on a safe but exposed bridge without the need for a harnessing system. Skybridge is a less challenging alternative to the Bungy and Swing experiences and caters to a broader demographic.
A world first. 2 Giant Swings side by side reaching 120km/hr
Swingers are winched up to a large purpose built tower directly behind the main Bungy tower (away from the beach and across the main road) are two AJ Hackett Giant Swings. Each Giant Swing uses three steel cables attached to a purpose-built Swing Rack and harness system.
Both Giant Swings can accommodate 1-3 people per ride and is loaded from ground level and winched away from the beach with the customers view point overlooking Siloso Beach. On reaching the 40m height, a green light is activated indicating one of the swingers can pull the release to start the Giant Swing’s decent towards the ground at speeds of over a 100 km/hr.
The AJ Hackett Sentosa site will be host to the only double swing of its kind in the world – a new innovation – which allows customers to race each other, side by side to enhance the experience.
For more information and updates, visit the official website here.
(Photos from www.ajhackett.com/sentosa/)
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