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Went skydiving for the first time today!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by IBJanky, May 14, 2010.

  1. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    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.
     
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    do you feel the neg/positive g's like a roller coaster?
     
  3. sho'nuff

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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
     
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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 [​IMG]
     
  5. v1100110

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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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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    do you feel the neg/positive g's like a roller coaster?


    There is no g loading when you skydive. Just the normal 1 G that is always imposed on you. I fly skydivers just about every weekend. Everyone who jumps always has a blast. It is fun for me too watching them shoot away from my plane. Never done it myself though
     
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    Myke- cross-post in WAYWN [​IMG]
     

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