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Did you lose a lot of your old friends after you started jumping?

 

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airtwardo  (D License)

Oct 1, 2012, 8:50 AM
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Divinfool  (C 40922)

Oct 1, 2012, 9:32 AM
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Gained more friends than I have lost.... but I will probably be driving this 2000 Suburban until the wheels fall off! This has been an expensive 15 months! I still got month at the end of the money!


Joellercoaster  (D 105792)

Oct 1, 2012, 10:35 AM
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I have just been thrown off my PhD because of skydiving

I know of at least one professional jumper who turned his PhD grant into a tandem rating never looked back Pirate There have to be a few of those...


DougH  (D License)

Oct 1, 2012, 10:50 AM
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I have just been thrown off my PhD because of skydiving

I know of at least one professional jumper who turned his PhD grant into a tandem rating never looked back Pirate There have to be a few of those...

He got thrown off his PhD track back in 2003... just saying!


antibac  (C License)

Oct 5, 2012, 1:42 AM
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I've gained more friends than I've lost. I've been living on a DZ for the past year, so naturally my friends haven't seen much of me. I've kept my good friends. I talk to them several times a week on the phone, and sometimes when I have time and they have time, we meet up, and it's just like old times.

I've probably lost a few though. Might've lost them anyway, just because we've lost touch with each other, not really because of skydiving.


vanessa.potts  (B License)

Oct 6, 2012, 6:57 PM
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I personally did lose touch with some none skydiving friends, but a made a TON of friends at the dz. My non jumping friends that I lost I guess weren't that great of friends if they couldn't handle my hobby! I still have a ton of great non jumping friends, I just balance out my weekends now!


pontiacgtp00  (F 111)

Oct 6, 2012, 9:03 PM
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I did begin to drift away from my non-jumping friends at first, but after a little while I ended up getting annoyed with most skydivers. Not all of them of course, but most.


brewster71

Oct 7, 2012, 11:37 AM
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Lost most of them cause I moved my family to a new town so I could be closer to my dz. It blew them away That my wife and I quit our jobs pulled our 3 kids outta school and moved over 100 kms away! But We are all making new friends in the skydiving community and we are happier then ever!Wink Much happier then if I gave up skydiving for socializing. It would seem only skydivers 'get' skydivers. The ol' takes one to know one has its place here i think.


jzzsxm  (A License)

Oct 8, 2012, 6:49 PM
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Re: [SkydiveNFlorida] Did you lose a lot of your old friends after you started jumping? [In reply to] Can't Post

Alright, hands up if you didn't have friends to begin with . . .

*waves hand*

Everybody I hung out with scattered after college. I spent the first year of the real world with very little social interaction with anybody. Started skydiving because I wanted to jump out of planes, I had NO idea the social aspect was such a big part. Now I actually have people to do things with and hang out with on the weekends.


scrumbles  (A 64901)

Nov 2, 2012, 12:39 PM
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Alright, hands up if you didn't have friends to begin with . . .

*waves hand*

Funny, after reading that first line, I had a hunch we went to the same college or something. Wink


gregpso  (Student)

Nov 2, 2012, 8:45 PM
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Alright, hands up if you didn't have friends to begin with . . .

*waves hand*

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