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SEREJumper  (D 29555)

Oct 24, 2012, 11:23 AM

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Re: [TrickyMike] New guy here... How dangerous is this stuff?

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The difference for me is that I know a lot about motorcycles, the inherent risks and how to mitigate them where as with skydiving I know precisely jack. shit.

Sounds like you are doing a lot of good things to prepare. Taking the first jump course, know your malfunctions and emergency procedures like your life depended on it (it does) and asking questions to those things you do not understand, making sure your equipment is properly maintained, not getting complacent, be conservative in your choices of canopy size/style, and not trying to do everything "cool" in skydiving as soon as you can are all ways to mitigate the risk.

That being said. "You are never good enough not to die in skydiving". You'll hear that phrase and hopefully not see it in person, but odds are you will unfortunetely. Injuries and death do not discriminate in this sport, student to experienced can both be affected equally.

Skydiving is dangerous, period. We trade that risk for the enjoyment and freedom we feel when we are up there.

If you can deal with that, WELCOME!


(This post was edited by SEREJumper on Oct 24, 2012, 1:16 PM)


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