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l_ek0

May 17, 2013, 8:34 PM
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I just did a tandem jump and am hooked. I'm giving serious consideration to getting licensed, but am curious about how frequently ill need to jump in order to jump safely once licensed. I'm thinking that I would be able to make it out to the dropzone at most a couple of times per month. Once licensed I'm thinking ill just stick to pretty plain vanilla solo jumps. Is the frequency I'm thinking of with these kind of jumps realistic for staying safe?


GLIDEANGLE  (D 30292)

May 18, 2013, 7:16 AM
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"A couple of times a month" will be more than adequate to maintain currency.

There is no reason to limit yourself to jumping solo. By the time you have your A-license you should have sufficient skill to jump safely and somewhat effectively in small groups. Jumping solo is like masturbation: it feels good but doesn't accomplish much.


popsjumper  (D 999999999)

May 18, 2013, 8:07 AM
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Many of your questions, yes, you'll have tons of them, can be answered by reading the USPA Skydiver's Information Manual (SIM)

You can download a soft copy here:

http://www.uspa.org/SIM.aspx


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pashakiev  (A License)

May 18, 2013, 4:56 PM
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SethInMI  (A 47765)

May 18, 2013, 7:38 PM
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GLIDEANGLE wrote:
Jumping solo is like masturbation: it feels good but doesn't accomplish much.

Or to make it more clear, something like, "Skydiving is like sex: they are both an act you can do by yourself, but are much more fun with a friend."

To the OP, you won't want to jump by yourself much after you start jumping with others. Like Glideangle said, you won't have a problem safely jumping a few weekends a month with small groups or solo.


l_ek0

May 18, 2013, 8:20 PM
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Haha. Love it. Thanks for all the comments everyone. I can't wait to make some more jumps.


GooniesKid

May 20, 2013, 9:35 AM
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GLIDEANGLE wrote:
Jumping solo is like masturbation: it feels good but doesn't accomplish much.

Don't belittle my 2nd favorite pastime Unsure


Mach1dmb  (B License)

May 22, 2013, 8:19 PM
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The currency thing is kind of a joke when your new to the sport. You won't die in 2 months not jumping, but your still level can go down fast every week you don't jump. Ask me how I know..I can't afford to rent gear anymore and now I'm taking a break until I get more money to jump more consistently. Your going to run into problems eventually, either with packing or canopy piloting or whatever, and its hard to improve and stay safe if you don't jump enough.


potatoman  (Student)

May 23, 2013, 1:34 AM
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I also thought I'll stick to solos, then I wanted to just go as high as possible and take in the view. Then I wanted to do this at the coast, and in the mountains. All of that lasted about 30sec, and then it was play time, with me mates. Now, I just don't waste my time jumping alone. Even if it is just hooking up with a hot new student, much more fun than jumping alone.



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