Siem Reap, KH, Cambodia, January 2012
"The ancient Khmer ruins of Angkor Wat are a mesmerizing sight. The jungle has taken some of the old temples back while others still stand even though they are almost 1.000 years old. I found a great jump spot at Prasat Bayon where the fantastic carved faces of Vishnu still are largely intact. Also in the photo is Fatty Panda my travel companion from Shanghai." -Patrick
Siem Reap, KH, Cambodia, January 2012
"They got the bluegrass in old Kentucky
Virginia's where they do the swing
Carolina I'm coming to you to spend the spring
Arkansas I hear you calling and I hope I'll see you soon
There I'm gonna do a little picking underneath the Ozark moon..."
Here's to a gentleman who lived life to the fullest!
"Jumping today Because: I'm officially a Skydiver! Got my A license today @ Skydive City in Zhills & I'm uber stoked, as you can see! Best feeling. Ever =)" - Empress Ali
Leap from ledges
Leap from ledges high and wild
Learn to speak
Speak with wisdom like a child
Directly from the heart
Crown yourself the king of clowns
Or stand way back apart
But never give your love, my friend,
Unto a foolish heart.
- Foolish Heart, by the Grateful Dead
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This jump was submitted by one of Jump Because's Jump-Stars, Jenny. Our Jump-Stars are our fans who have shown us at Jump Because the most love over the past 4 years - and we wanted to give a shout out to them! We'll be featuring some of our Jump-Stars on our site, and you can view Jenny's Jump-Star interview below.
"I jump because it is the ultimate expression of happiness and excitement!" - Jenny
Jenny's Jump-Star Interview:
How did you first hear about Jump Because?
through a friend
What is the first word that comes to mind when you hear the word "jump"?
We started Jump Because because we felt there was something special about jumping - and our hunch is that you might feel the same. Do you? What do you think sets jumping apart from things like hopping, running, and so on?
For me, jumping, especially in photos, shows the ultimate expression of happiness, excitement and "lulz" (as my friends and I love to say). When you're in the air, you can't really control your expression well, so what you see is genuine (and sometimes a little crazy).
This is a 2-part question. 1.) Do you remember the last time you jumped? If yes, when was it? 2.) How did you feel?
Well, the last time I *technically* jumped was last weekend when I was trying to reach something in my closet :) But the last time I *really* jumped was probably on my honeymoon in Cabo San Lucas last October. I was on the beach at sunset and the moment just demanded a jump, so I had my husband take a photo. Unfortunately there weren't many people on the beach so we couldn't get one taken together. Plus, most people don't know how to properly take "jump photos" since it takes a little practice :) It was still a great moment, though.
Is there a post from www.jumpbecause.com that you have found to be especially awesome? What was it, and why was it so great?
I have seen so many amazing photos over the years on Jump Because, I wouldn't even know how to find them at this point. My favorites have been the ones at the top of mountains, where the jumper appears to be flying over them (I assume the jumpers are being safe and we are just seeing an illusion, of course!)
What's one interesting thing about yourself that you'd like to share?
I don't have much athletic ability, but I made the volleyball team in high school easily because of one reason alone: I could jump significantly higher than everyone else :) The coaches quickly learned that even though I could jump high, I still couldn't properly spike the ball!
At jump because, we talk a lot about jumping. But, "standing because" is important, too. What do you stand for? This question is inspired by a traveling art exhibit called "What do you stand for?" put on by Art180, which is a youth art's organization. Like Jump Because, Art180 is based in Richmond, Virginia. You can read more info about their project here: http://www.art180.org/index.shtml
I stand for equality and fair treatment in all ways, for both people and animals.
"I can teach you to jump up in five seconds - it takes years to learn how to land properly."
— David Lee Roth
“Girls you've gotta know when it's time to turn the page.”
-Tori Amos, Tori Amos: From the Choirgirl Hotel
“They will see us waving from such great
Heights, 'come down now,' they'll say
But everything looks perfect from far away,
'come down now,' but we'll stay...”
― The Postal Service
"A great trip always starts with good jump! In New Zealand we stopped at a statue of Abel Tasman, who found New Zealand back in days and he just had to be jumped!" -Patrick
Somewhere between Christchurch and Kaikoura, New Zealand, November 2008
“I want to be challenged I want to work and I want to feel that I am not being held back that there is something in front of me something more inspiring than... just eating breakfast you know.” ― Sofia Vassilieva