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shibu  (B 37474)

Aug 29, 2012, 6:44 AM

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Re: [davelepka] How many skydives is too much in 1 day?

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In the past one of my coaches did tell me the 5 was a good number for fun jumpers

That's nonsesne, you can't make a blanket statement like that. Maybe for your coach, 5 is their limit, but that's a personal thing and there are a ton of considerations.

Yes it seems like an odd thing to say. In hindsight, I think he may have meant '5 is a good number for you'... but he was trying to be polite.

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What the weather like? Hotter days will take more out of your per jump, so fewer jumps is the way to go.

I agree. I think this was a huge factor. It was in the high 70s low 80s on the ground (~32 at altiitude). A nice cool day.

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Are you packing yourself, or using a packer? How hard is your rig to pack? Again, look at the physical output of packing, and factor that into how many jumps you can make.

I didn't pack once that day.

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What about your physical conditioning? How much sleep did you get the night before? Are you staying hydrated and fed?

I am in much better shape this year compared to last... ran a couple of 5ks & a 10k earlier in the summer.

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The list goes on, but I have to say that 5 jumps is a very light day of jumping for most. As others have mentioned, pay attention to yourself and be sure to say 'when' before you reach your limit, not after.

If you want to make more jumps, consider the above factors and account for them. Get to bed early the night before, be sure to bring drinks and healthy snacks to the DZ, and make sure you're in good shape.

All good point. Thanks.


(This post was edited by shibu on Aug 29, 2012, 8:16 AM)


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