Jumper Uses 18,500 Condoms as Rope

 - Apr 29, 2008
References: metro
In what could be a great idea for a condom commercial, an extremely brave (and very crazy) man performed a bungee jump using a 30 meter rope made of 18,500 condoms.

There is no social or deep statement behind this stunt, the man just wanted to re-create the "virgin buzz" of his first jump.

Metro reports, "Portuguese-born Carl carried out the jump in his adopted home city of Durban in South Africa, 15 years after his first bungee. He said he and friend Michael "Sniper" Xaba soent four months making the rope out of 18,500 condoms. Carl, 37, said: "It was difficult as the condoms are slippery. When we tied knots they would just slip out. "Latex is latex. But the cord was based on a mathematical formula and although I was 99 per cent sure that it would work, my stomach was in a knot for a month before the jump."