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Went Skydiving!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Timicha, May 24, 2010.

  1. May 24, 2010 at 12:10 AM
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    went skydiving yesterday and i've gotta say it was hands down the coolest thing i have ever done in my life, i reccommend it to every one haha even my girl friend who is terrified of heights and almost throws up on chair lifts was able to do it.
    here's the vid i took from my chest harness GoPro HD camera.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBdySLHL8GA
     
  2. May 24, 2010 at 12:16 AM
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    Thats so bad ass. Me and some of my buddies are trying to set up a skydiving trip one of these weekends. It looks like such a rush.
     
  3. May 24, 2010 at 12:21 AM
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    oh ya i doubt i will ever have the same adrenaline rush ever again. we went to lodi parachute center in california and it was really quick. we paid and 5 minutes later were getting strapped up and stuck on the plane and were getting instructions of what to do on the way up lol it was some quick training.
     
  4. May 24, 2010 at 12:22 AM
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    I think we might go like the first or second weekend in june. I cant wait.
     
  5. May 24, 2010 at 12:24 AM
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    sweet dude its way cool, not nearly as scary as you think haha and once you get in the plane you pretty much have no choice of quiting cause they throw your ass out
     
  6. May 24, 2010 at 12:35 AM
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    Ya, im totatlly into things like that, that just give you a huge rush. My last deployment I got to repel out of a helo at like 100 ft. and that was pretty awesome, I cant wait to do this.
     
  7. May 24, 2010 at 12:39 AM
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    ya i'm doin it again for sure hopefully someday i can try it solo
     
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    we gotta go down there and do it this summer Tim. Sucks I didnt manage to sign up soon enough to go on the trip.
     
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    you gotta do solo. its is f'ing awesome. thats what i did on my first jump. it was a blast. Im going again next weekend probably
     
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    My parents and my sister have all gone. I'd love to do it some day.
     
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    I've always wanted to do that. Hopefully sometime soon.
     
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    we;ll do it this summer for sure. i wanna try solo
     
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    awesome video, thx for sharing! Looks soooo cool!
     
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    Cool!!!:D Yeah one of my good buddies started doing this about a year ago and he is in love with it!! He is currently working on doing it so he can jump solo so I dont know if its a class hes gotta take or what? But he said he should be able to jump solo here pretty soon. He invited me a few times but I always wussed out on going.:eek: I will probably try it one of these days but I dont know.:rolleyes: It looks like a blast though!!!:eek:
     
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    ya i think the place i went to offered 3-4 hour class if you wanted to jump solo but i went through my college so there wasn't that much time to do it, but still it was nucking futs haha, you should just tell your self to do it cause you'll be addicted to it for sure
     
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    There is NOTHING else as much fun that can be done with clothes on. I did it once years ago. A buddy of mine was taking flying lessons and saw a flyer for it. The flyer said $15 per jump. I thought "COOL, I'll do it several times". Turned out that was if you had your own parachute and packed it yourself.

    We did a tandem jump (like you did, I assume). We had to sit through a couple hour training course and sign every right to sue away. Training for a solo jump was several sessions long and included static line training along the way. Maybe it's different now. We caught the last flight of the day. They took us to 13,200 ft (if memory serves). We were supposed to freefall to something like 5000 ft and then deploy the chute. Well, at around 10K or so, he, I, or God pulled the cord.

    It was a beautiful 70 degree Septmeber day on the ground, but it was COLD AS **** at 10K feet. We had to alternate holding the steering cords, while the other would warm his hands. It took FOREVER to get down.

    I would do it again in 2 seconds. The free fall feeling only lasts for a few seconds, until you reach terminal velocity (120 mph or so).
     
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    ya i free fell for a minute from 13,000 to past 5 cause the last time he showed me the meter on his arm it was at 4,000.

    are training was a little different, we signed up and paid 100$ and within 5 minutes we were getting a harness thrown on us, and then 10 minutes later we were boarding the plane and still had no instructions of what to do, once we got on the plane he told me keep your head back and knees bent, that was all the training i got and then they threw us out
     
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