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post #16 of 32
that looks really cool. I am surprised that the first jump isn't with an automatic cord - that is very cool. I haven't jumpled in years, but I am thinking maybe when my kids are older I'll do it with them.
post #17 of 32
Did my first tandem jump last year. I was terrified about doing it even the day before. Scared until we fell out of the plane, but as soon as we were falling it was amazing. I don't get why some people have such a problem with jumping attached to an instructor. Yes, it's probably going to be a guy. Yes, you're going to be close to his crotch. Yes, he's going to put himself inside you. Either that or tip them with cash and it's expensive enough as it is.
post #18 of 32
379 dollars ? dayum. hope you enjoyed every cent of that
post #19 of 32
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myke
dam i just saw this. my palms are totally sweaty watching this, i imagined i was you. i can see all the possibilities of things being messed up , up there.

like when they jump off, what if those two guys slipped and accidentally let you go? dam

crazy but that was great
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379 dollars ? dayum. hope you enjoyed every cent of that

Can't you tell?

myke
post #21 of 32
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Can't you tell?

myke

how did you manouever your way back down? or do you naturally just land in the vicinity of the field you were over? im afraid that i would get blown over onto a highway or something.
post #22 of 32
do you feel the neg/positive g's like a roller coaster?
post #23 of 32
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do you feel the neg/positive g's like a roller coaster?

thatll be crazy though. it would be like riding Free Fall at magic mountain , but instead of just 2 seconds, you have to endure the pain for 2 minutes
post #24 of 32
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thatll be crazy though. it would be like riding Free Fall at magic mountain , but instead of just 2 seconds, you have to endure the pain for 2 minutes

Skydiving looks like a blast. But not a fran of the G. An ill advised venture on "the pirate ship ride" when I was 6 or 7 pretty much ended my amusement park zeal
post #25 of 32
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do you feel the neg/positive g's like a roller coaster?

You don't feel the stomach drop like you do from a roller coaster. The plane you are on is already at traveling at speed so you're just changing direction when you exit.
post #26 of 32
I did a tandem jump from 14k feet when I travelled round Australia (Mission Beach). Awesome stuff, though oddly I found the more up-close-and-personal heighs of bungy jumps more frightening. The feeling of acceleration for those first couple of seconds is very addictive. If you know the feeling you get from a really fast car pulling away with the accelerator floored from a low speed, that will give you some idea.

My landing was also really soft, like stepping off a low stair. I felt a bit queasy for a while afterwards, though I do tend to get travel sick as a passenger in cars if I don't keep looking where we're going.

You're a brave man to do a non-tandem jump! Kudos for that.
post #27 of 32
I've jumped twice. Each time my I had shakes for an hour after and a massive headache the rest of the day from the adrenaline.
post #28 of 32
that is so worth <$400. omg i want to do that so badly. apparently theres some place in modesto, ca(??) where its like <$250 for a tandem, but i wanna get that package you got. looks so much more badass.
post #29 of 32
So far in my life, the only thing more terrifying than standing at the door of an airplane at like 15,000 Feet and deciding to jump was marriage proposal.
post #30 of 32
I think I'm weird because i never got an adrenaline rush any of the times I jumped and stepping out of the plane was no big thing for me. I remember the first time i jumped. My friend was super-pumped when he landed and I was like "meh."

Overall, falling while rock climbing was always much more worrying to me. So much that can go wrong if you have a weak protection placement, or you smash into an outcropping during a fall, or even just tear yourself up if the wall is not-quite vertical in parts. =/ And you don't have certified dudes packing your backup either.
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