skydiving have you done it?
- 05-29-2008, 06:20 PM
- 05-29-2008, 06:22 PM
I did once, and never wanted to do it ever again haha.... I'd say give it a try anyways, heck I even have it on vhs. I'm still amazed I even tried it.
- 05-29-2008, 06:28 PM
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05-29-2008, 11:17 PM
I was a paratrooper for 7 years, but my only true skydive was a tandem jump with the Golden Knights. It was fun, but skydiving is a very expensive hobby, so I never tried to become more involved. I have 33 static line jumps, but those aren't fun in the least bit.
05-29-2008, 11:33 PM
No horror stories here. I went skydiving once and loved it! Yeah, sure it's pretty scary, and my stomach went a little weird in the airplane on the way up - but it was totally fun!
For some reason, I was surprised at how loud it got when they opened the door to jump. That was WHEN I realized it was real - I was actually going to jump out of a plane, lol.
The next 6-8 seconds before my chute opened took about 2 minutes, lol.
Then - absolute silence. It was surreal to go from such noise to silence...even saw a butterfly float with me for a bit.
Landing - I did a good landing, but thank god I was talked through it on the radio. I started freaking out when I was about to land on top of a bunch of trees! Then they told me to push down on the cords to slow my fall...oops - those "trees" were grass...funny how the eyes can play tricks with you.
Grab you chute as fast as you can after you land - I did. My friend did not, and was dragged 100m on his ass from the wind, lol.
05-30-2008, 12:01 AM
that sounds like fun dude!
Im scared of height and to be honest with you if i could sky dive, I think I can pretty much conquer fear itself. (for me at least )
ALso slow-mum, yeah sky diving does look expensive. 300 bucks for one trip up there including recording/dvd. Thats friken crazy!
Luckily im a student I think if I went up just once id say that I had enough of it for a life time
05-30-2008, 12:15 AM
did a jump attached to an instructor...yeah.. blacked out.. woke up and i was on the ground... they gave me half of my money back lol since i did not even remember any aspect of the jump
05-30-2008, 12:16 AM
I kiss the ground i walk on everyday......screw that!!!
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05-30-2008, 09:13 AM
am planning on it when I turn 35, did bungee jumping which was fun, not like skydiving however
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05-30-2008, 09:21 AM
I did it once...
honestly it was a better release than sex...no ****
jumped tandem from 13,500 feet ASL right on the east coast of florida... beautiful day. it was a warm day but didnt expect it to be so damn cold at that altitude
amazing rush.. after a few mins of free-fall, the instructor told em to pull the cord... i ignored him.. i was having too much fun
finally he put my hand on the rip cord and i let it go... key is to let your entire body go limp at this point so that your crotch doesnt get ripped up.
landed without any issues.... .greatest rush ever. would def do again if i had the money
05-30-2008, 09:37 AM
I had a paralyzing fear of heights, so in college we had to do a speech about some kind of personal change - so I went bungee jumping 350 feet up off of a hot air balloon.
Scary as ****, but I did it and do not regret it at all.
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05-30-2008, 09:38 AM
05-30-2008, 09:48 AM
Sky Diving wont do jack for your fear of heights IMO. I say this because i hate heights as well but when i went skydiving i realised you are so high up it really has nothing to do with fear of heights cos you cant make out anything to compare how high you are, its more about being scared of dying from a dodgy shoot lol!!
Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge had me shaking completely for almost the full 3 hours. As for skydiving once the back door thing on the plane opened up there was really no time to stop and think about it, the little chinaman on my back just said lift your legs and next thing i know im having the time of my life.
Bundjy jumping would be much worse as you stand and look down, knowing that you have to make the first move.
05-30-2008, 02:03 PM
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05-30-2008, 02:19 PM
skydiving is different...
you dont really feel like youre falling
and its like being in an airplane.. you are too high to really comprehend the height. when you are getting close to the ground its a weird feeling thou
05-30-2008, 02:22 PM
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06-01-2008, 12:11 AM
06-01-2008, 12:57 AM
Damn dude good thread. Ive been wanting to do this for awhile but never had anyone really serious enough to do it with me. In this type of event i would like to share it with someone close to me, friend or family or lover. I do have a son so it makes me think twice about risking my life like that.
06-02-2008, 11:11 AM
my buddy paid the extra $100 or so for the video and pictures.. it was cool bc he paid and they still took some pics of me and some video...
here is a pic off the companies website,..cant beat this view
Skydive Sebastian - Skydiving florida
thats the east coast of Florida (Atlantic ocean) and the intracoastal (Indian river) to the west of the ocean.
the craziest feeling was standing on the edge of the plane at 13.5k feet...looking out... and thinking... 'im about to jump out of this thing'... it was weird feeling for about 5 seconds... but once you stabilize, its just such a rush.
when you pull the parachute.. its different bc now you are vertical, with nothing below you... and since you cant really see the parachute above you... it feels like you are standing on top of the world with nothing around you
06-02-2008, 11:26 AM
I had a chick with me who puked and we all had to watch the puke float around with us until we pulled chutes.
06-02-2008, 11:27 AM
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06-03-2008, 12:26 AM
06-03-2008, 06:00 AM
Who says you dont have any time to look around before you jump? I stood there for at least 10 seconds hang'n ten. And then we did a somersault on the way out the door. I absolutely loved it. Almost to the point where I would be willing to sell my car to be able to afford the $10-12k cost of getting into the hobby. lol.
These are pictures from the first time I jumped. Theyre actually video stills, thats why theyre distorted. Its from 18,000ft over Monterey CA. Amazing view, and from 18k feet you get about 90 seconds of free fall time. My cheeks were flapping in the wind like a dog, and my mouth and throat were so dry the first time. I guess I learned to keep my mouth shut or something.
Its a blast though.
06-03-2008, 07:07 AM
Unfortunately I cannot due to most places having weight restrictions of 220-245lbs for tandem jumps.
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06-03-2008, 10:08 AM
06-05-2008, 11:20 PM
Oh, man, it's on my "to do list", but I'm not sure if I'll ever have the guts... I'm scared of heights and I'm getting chills just looking at those pictures... Some day, some day...
06-08-2008, 01:17 AM
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06-08-2008, 09:09 PM
plus ive had back issues in the past... dangling around from an elastic strap by my ankle doesnt seem like a good way to avoid future injury.
What altitude did you skydive from? i couldnt imagine being disapointed.
06-08-2008, 10:08 PM
06-08-2008, 11:56 PM
Having bungee jumped and jumped out of a plane, jumping out of a plane is 10 times more or a rush for me. I was more nervous bungee jumping though.
06-09-2008, 12:38 AM
It is the shizznit! Hopefully if all goes well I will make it into the recon pipeline and get to jump for a living
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06-09-2008, 11:42 AM
Also, I would only ever bungee jump above water, never above ground.
I dived from 10,000 feet. I guess disappointing is the wrong word. It just wasn't as thrilling as I'd expected. I really want to try bungee jumping because everyone I know that has done both said bungee jumping was more of a thrill. Maybe it's the fact that the cord can snap at anytime, thus making it more fearful?
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