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Joellercoaster  (D 105792)

Oct 23, 2012, 5:46 AM

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Re: [-Joey-] Chute Opening

Risk of sudden death? It turns out this is a studied thing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micromort

Skydiving in the US is about 7 micromorts per jump. Which in turn is about the same as 1600 miles in a car.

Which I guess means, it depends on how far from the dropzone you live Tongue

[edit to add: the average per day in the UK (I know, not the US) is about 39-41, depending on how you count. So a day of jumping doubles your risk (compared to a non jumper, all other factors being equal) of sudden death when it reaches five or six jumps. Interesting eh?]


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