Nov 4, 2012, 6:07 PM
Post #1 of 31
Fun Skydiving videos
So I'm working on a collection, im trying to collect skydiving videos (mainly off youtube as I wouldnt know where else to go) that show people having a great time, smiling, jumping etc etc with some up beat music in the background that really sets a good mood. I know this sounds vague, but a good example is Flo Rida's music video for "Wild ones",
I have plenty of examples from tandems, I'm trying to get more free fly/ solo/ belly videos etc.
I figured what better way to get them than asking here...
I have some video editing skills (3dsMAX and After Effects, im no pro by any means) but my goal is to get my college buddies, friends, and other relatives to jump. Too many of them are scared, and usually these videos really make them smile! Its good for convincing!
First off, if something were to happen to them, you would feel horrible, and they would feel pain, or worse.
If someone wants to jump, they will find a way, if they don't want to, why push them to do something they wouldn't want to do on their own?
I understand the "Wow, this the the best thing in the world" feeling, but face it, over 99% of the population will never do it.
Last of all, a new jumper is a boring person to be around after the first couple of stories.
I understand what you mean, I've gotten a handful of people to do it, and for most of them it has been a 1 and done kind of deal so it really isnt for everyone, but... I have yet to see someone not like it. This thread wasn't a matter of pushing people to jump... but rather the fact that I meet new faces on a daily basis on campus, extracirricular activities do come up often.. and often times I wish I had a nice little c ollection like I'm collecting now!
Thanks, thats a nice compilation, definitley will be using :P
In reply to:
Don't ever try to convince someone to jump.
If someone wants to jump, feel free to light the path. But, to me at least, trying to pursude someone is an ethical no-no.
Don't worry, it won't be long until all of your friends are skydiving. That happens in two ways:
1. Some of your current friends may start jumping.
Or more likely,
2. Your current friends will be replaced by new ones.
I'm not friends with the majority of the people I was friends with in highschool, sadly some of them chose the party life, while I chose to educate my self in college :(. I'm not saying im better than anyone by any means but we just parted ways and thats that. So I meet alot of new faces on campus almost on a daily basis. And networking is definitley one of the perks of College, alot of times this involves going out in groups and skydiving is an awesome group event :P haha....
I'm in alot of organizations in class, and often times we go out in big groups for social events, and I had suggested skydiving (duhh!) many showed interest( about 23 people) this is awesome because the more people that wanna go the cheaper it is!
I recently got in touch with another friend who goes to the same Uni as I, and I took him to spaceland to do a tandem... now hes on AFF level 12!! its awesome feeling to share this joy with friends.
your #2 is definitley the case with me! as I stated above haha...
awesome video haha... man I was smiling the whole time. Looks like it was a fun Season for you! What DZ is this?
Most of it is at Teuge, the Netherlands, some of it was during the (awesome!) Flanders Boogie at Moorsele, Belgium. If you want more nice video's you should look up the dayvideo's of the Flanders Boogie on youtube, by WillemseMedia.
It's not skydiving but artful paragliding. Yeah, the dark side of the force, huh huh... But really fun and nice, though. And one of the few vids that doesn't get blocked here on behalf of royalty-enforcing German GEMA.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFEN7BQ7Zus This is exactly what you want but you might have already seen it as it comes up on youtube when anyone tyes in skydiving. Also sorry if someone already posted it. I didnt really feel like clicking on every hyperlink.