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Any Skydivers?

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by tacoma08MZ, May 29, 2009.

  1. May 29, 2009 at 3:31 PM
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    tacoma08MZ

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    Welp tomorow morning me and 6 buddies are headed up to grove city, pa to jump out of an airplane! I dont think ive ever been so excited about something in my life! So are there any skydivers out there who can give some tips or advice to a first time jumper? :D:D:D
     
  2. May 29, 2009 at 3:36 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

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    Never done it, not sure I have the balls. +1 for you my friend, have fun!
     
  3. May 29, 2009 at 3:53 PM
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    I have about 400 jumps.

    I made my first skydive and got immediately addicted to it. I have traveled to most of the bigger drop zones on the East Coast.

    Got married, bought a house, so I had to cut down on activities that could keep me from paying the mortgage.

    You will have the time of your life!!

    Be sure to give us an update after you get back.

    Gadget
     
  4. May 29, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    i plan on having an amazing time! ill let ya know how it goes. hope the weather holds up though
     
  5. May 29, 2009 at 5:02 PM
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    Good luck, buddy. I have always wanted to try this, but ever since I broke my back and had two levels fused, I figure I better not tempt fate. Have fun though and be sure to post the expierence. Pics too if they take any.
     
  6. May 29, 2009 at 5:15 PM
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    remember if is possible pay extra for the video and photos. and is fun i did it last year
     
  7. May 31, 2009 at 11:18 PM
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    AMAZING!!!
    highly recommend it to anyone! ill def do it again.
    In all honesty it wasnt that scary, except sitting right at the edge of the door, once you jump theres to much going on and to much to expierience to be scared. It was freezing cold until you open the shoot, and your not going 130mph anymore. If you think youve ever pulled some gforces think again (unless youve been in a jet or somthin), some of those turns we did were pretty crazy, and ill also state i would have rather been a girl during that :). if your thinking of doing it, do it!
     
  8. Jun 1, 2009 at 5:41 AM
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    You must of gone tandem on your first jump. Is that right?

    I am glad to hear that you had a great time!

    G
     
  9. Jun 1, 2009 at 6:11 AM
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    u will team up with a jumper .its a blast .dont chew any gum before jump.
    Have fun .it goes quicker then u think.
     
  10. Jun 1, 2009 at 6:14 AM
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    First time I can imagine not wanting to throw yourself out the door. After that I bet you can hardly wait to get to the jump point. Something definitely on the list of must do's!
     
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    Were you static or tandem?

    Either way it's a rush. Glad you enjoyed it all the way. I haven't been up in awhile but I miss it. You get that knot in your stomach looking out that door and then you build up the nerve to jump. What a blast!
     
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    What a rush and pretty amazing! This is a go for adrenaline junkies! My roommate and I wanted to continue going after our first and sadly to say but last Tandem jump but it's pretty pricey, however after so many jumps and instructional lessons...it gets cheaper!

    Wanna hear another story about about my first jump? I meet the porn stars Voodoo and Nicole Sheridan and a bunch of others, and Voodoo was my tandem jumper; another perk of living in California and especially in the San Fernando Valley, lol. It's porn capitol of the world if you did not know. :)

    So where are the pictures and videos?
     
  13. Jun 1, 2009 at 9:18 AM
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    Nice to see you enjoyed it. Stick with it until you get 6-12 free falls behind you, you'll really begin to enjoy it then. BTW, it is about as addictive as crack, but costs more!
     
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    yes, it was a tandem jumps from about 13,500 feet, and yes it def went faster than i thought it would. they say its a 45-60 second freefall then takes about 5 min to get down once you pull your parachute but i wasnt counting haha. I got the pics ill put some on in a little bit and the video takes about 2 weeks cause they edit it and all that junk
     
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    just a few of the tons of pics i got!

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    Bump. and hello to fellow skydivers. Could be a really fun tacoma meet...... for experienced or first time jumpers....
     
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    I wanna try it one day.
     
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    I did all of my jumping in the Army. Static line. You get used to it, then you have to jump at night. That is fun till you get to tree top level then the lights go out and you cannot see anything. Then again, jumping out of a 747 was also a rush. Gotta really jump really far out or your helmet hits the side of the plane on the way out. Try doing that with all of your equipment strapped to you. Carrying about 100lb. of cargo and you are really pumped up.
     
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