Since my last review for B!G Rush when I jumped in March 2011 the grumpy owner Iain has sold the business and I dealt with Tracey who has taken over and is ever so friendly and more than helpful from the time she dealt with me via email for when I made my booking and then in person on the day of my second jump. Once again ALL the staff made you feel welcome and relaxed as you sign the indemnity waiver form and then get strapped up into your harness, you are then taken to the practice area where you practice how you are going to jump or take the big step off the platform.
I made a point of getting all the staffs names as they again were full of laughs and so friendly, not sure if this is because you are about to jump off the World’s Only stadium swing because of it’s unique design and being recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “World’s Tallest Swing”, none the less they deserve the recognition for their effort to make you relaxed and laugh the entire time. They are Thobeka who was the guide and showed my mom and sister to the spectators seats which you can purchase for a additional R30 each. Lwandle ( Ocean) was the chap who recorded my entire experience from start to end for the DVD I opted to purchase as a souvenir to relive my jump over and over again. Xolani remembered me from the first time I jumped, Musa was the Jump Master and Sandile was his assistant.
For me once again the scariest part of the entire experience was climbing down and up the ladder to get to the platform and return to the arc when you have completed your jump. I went to the platform, got checked and Musa said to me are you ready? I nodded and replied yip. He shouted 3, 2 ,1 BIG Step and I jumped. Whooo hoooo and there it was that 60 sec free fall and then that swing above the stadium until you are brought back up to the top of the platform again.
My advice to anyone wanting to do this, do not hesitate when on that platform just jump, only when you are attached and checked via the jump master though ha ha and he shouts 3 2 1 BIG STEP!!! After your jump, you head back to the B!G Rush headquarters and you get your certificate of completion and can watch your jump if you want to and then purchase it on a dvd.