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Skydiving

Post by Dunn » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:46 pm

Did my first jump yesterday. Went tandem for the first jump. All I can say is that it was fucking awesome despite the fact that I was strapped to someone else. Decided to go ahead and go for my AFF Level 1 and take this up more often. Video may go up at some point.

Do it.

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Re: Skydiving

Post by nafod » Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:43 pm

Very cool!

Guy named Ray Jardine, originally of rock climbing fame, decided to get into jumping. In the first year he jumped 1,300 times. :rolleyes:

http://www.rayjardine.com/adventures/Sk ... /index.htm

Best be getting started...
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Re: Skydiving

Post by Bobby » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:04 pm

Got to start cutting down on sleep then.
You`ll toughen up.Unless you have a serious medical condition commonly refered to as
"being a pussy".

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Re: Skydiving

Post by Turdacious » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:15 pm

Jumping out of a perfectly good aircraft is not a natural act.
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Re: Skydiving

Post by DARTH » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:52 pm

Fuck Yeah! to you, Dunn!




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Re: Skydiving

Post by seeahill » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:12 am

Here's the way it worked for me:

First couple of jumps, Wowee! (We didn't jump in tandem in those days, but the cord was connected and pulled itself.)
First time you pulled yourself. Wow!
The next few times. Pretty cool.
The next 20 times. Diminishing returns.

So, after 10 or 20 jumps, you'll want to think about relative work. You know, flying across the sky and hooking up with others to make a star. Like that.

Canopy relative work: dangerous shit where you make a group makes some formation while everybody's chute is open.

The deal is: if you get deeply into it, it is going to cost you lot of $$ and time.

Just my experience.

Ping Andy. He knows this shit.
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Re: Skydiving

Post by Dunn » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:47 am

For those who don't know me on FB.



And yeah, the money can get crazy. Gonna research and at least get my level 1.

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Re: Skydiving

Post by DrDonkeyLove » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:01 am

\:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/
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Re: Skydiving

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:47 pm

Weren't you just bitching about low pay and student debt? Yet you're gonna take up skydiving? See a bit of a disconnect here?

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Re: Skydiving

Post by nafod » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:11 pm

Best take up BASE jumping so you don't have to pay for the plane ride.
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Re: Skydiving

Post by Dunn » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:49 pm

Shafpocalypse Now wrote:Weren't you just bitching about low pay and student debt? Yet you're gonna take up skydiving? See a bit of a disconnect here?
Student debt is there and it's gonna be there for a long time. I'm already paying over double the minimum on it. Low pay is something that I can't change so I work a lot and I'm taking steps to get into a situation with better pay. In the mean time I'm not going to just work and sit at home drinking. When I say take up I don't mean logging 1000 jumps in a year, more of something to do some in the long run. Same as KB comps, kayaking trips, & weekend fishing trips...all of which I do when I can afford to. If all you do is work and worry about debt you might as well kill yourself.

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Re: Skydiving

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:56 pm

I totally get that, but I don't know how much skydiving costs, either.

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Re: Skydiving

Post by DARTH » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:22 pm

Momma Shaft! \:D/

Just kidding, your probably projecting your sense of responsibility on to Dunn as to as far as any of is can tell between whatever you do and your wife does, your kids don;t seem to want for shit and you seem to being doing all right.

But you have to lighten up a tad there.

Unless he was in danger of being thrown on the street with his family, losing power or water, sometimes you just have to say "Fuck the Bills!" and do something to remind you of the better side of life, away from the struggle and the grind.

I have a friend, a much younger friend who means well but is free as fuck with unsolicited advice as to what I, who have 3 fucking kids (he none), never had parental support past 17 (he lived with his after University for a while, I stayed with my folks or 1 month my whole adult life and ran the fuck out!) and he's never been poor. It's well meaning, I love the dude but it can really get to be annoying. Unless you have a full time job opertunity or a huslte you need help with, STFU about my life.

Kids eat, have clothes, do good in school and are clean as well as happy and have no idea how hard things are.

If OCCASIONALLY I want to do something for myself, regardless of the situation, I will, as that helps with morale, get's you through and makes it easier to see the good in life while you are in the fight.

Good on you, Dunn. I am envious as Hell, want to jump bad and have for years and the closeist I came I let "responsibility" get in the way and regret that.




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Re: Skydiving

Post by tough old man » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:19 am

I don't care how many sky dives you've got.

Until you've stepped
into complete darkness
at 850 feet wearing 95 pounds
of equipment and 68 pounds of parachute,

YOU'RE STILL A LEG!!
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