The Big Blob Jump: South Korea

HK Magazine - - TRAVEL -

Blob jump­ing, or sim­ply “blob­bing,” was orig­i­nally in­spired by the huge float­ing fuel tanks used for mil­i­tary ships. It’s now a wacky pas­time not un­like a cross between a see­saw and a tram­po­line, only with­out the skill re­quire­ments. The flyer sits on the front edge of a huge in­flat­able—the blob—while an­other per­son butt-drops off of a plat­form onto the rear end and blasts the flyer into the air. If you don’t want to flap your arms like a chicken as you sail up, do a som­er­sault tuck in the air be­fore smash­ing into the wa­ter.

Adren­a­line junkies can hunt for high-fly­ing thrills at the River Palace Wa­ter

Park in Chuncheun, north­east of Seoul. Start­ing at $200, you can try two of the three fa­cil­i­ties which in­clude an in­flat­able ob­sta­cle course, blob jump­ing and disco boats— where a group of up to 15 peo­ple cling to the side of a gy­ro­scope-shaped giant in­flat­able at­tached to a speed­ing wa­ter­craft. Book a pri­vate day tour by mes­sag­ing Pat Chan at face­book.com/kim­chipat ($850, min­i­mum four peo­ple), which takes you straight from your ho­tel to the wa­ter park and of­fers you un­lim­ited ac­cess to all the wa­ter­sport fa­cil­i­ties there. In­cludes a tour guide flu­ent in Korean and English. 366-1 Bang­hari, Nam­san-myeon, Chun­cheon, Gang­won Prov­ince, South Korea, (+070) 4401-3188, rv­palace.co.kr

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