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PIZZ

Mar 16, 2005, 11:23 AM
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I have to say you guys all have either the biggest set of balls known to man or you're all clinically insane! I chickened out of a tandem skydive a few weeks back. I've been really curious to try it but I just cant pull myself together to go for it. Just thinking that the only thing stopping me from smacking the ground at 1000 miles an hour is a properly functioning backpack somehow makes me a little bit nervous. Cheers to you crazy F@CKERS!


Dougiefresh  (Student)

Mar 16, 2005, 11:28 AM
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you guys all have either the biggest set of balls known to man or you're all clinically insane

yes.Wink


Kimblair13  (D 28140)

Mar 16, 2005, 11:37 AM
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If ya think about hittin at ~150 mph opposed to 1,000mph it's not so bad. Crazy And I don't have balls, but I probably am clinically insane.Tongue


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Praetorian  (B 27234)

Mar 16, 2005, 11:44 AM
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bwahahahahah... I'm not crazy .... the doctor says I can have silverware again.

The great thing about a tandem is for you to burn in you instructor has to go with you, and as a professional it would hurt his reputation, make it difficult to continue working that day ... oh and make him dead, which he has made a profession of avoiding.

Staticline or AFF on the other hand ...


JohnRich  (D License)

Mar 16, 2005, 11:53 AM
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Just thinking that the only thing stopping me from smacking the ground at 1000 miles an hour is a properly functioning backpack somehow makes me a little bit nervous.

Does it make you too nervous to drive a car, knowing that the only thing keeping you from smacking into something solid at 60 mph is a metal contraption made of hundreds of moving parts?


PIZZ

Mar 16, 2005, 11:55 AM
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Well, if i'm jumping out of a perfectly good airplane with someone strapped to my back I want my them to have excellent judgment and a hell of alot of experience!


chuckbrown  (D 19538)

Mar 16, 2005, 12:00 PM
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As they say, shut up and jump.

You'll be glad you did.Wink


Dougiefresh  (Student)

Mar 16, 2005, 12:07 PM
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Where were you thinking of jumping?


PIZZ

Mar 16, 2005, 12:08 PM
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Well i'm in Northern NJ/NYC area. Is anyone familiar with any reputable skydiving places in this area?


PIZZ

Mar 16, 2005, 12:10 PM
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JohnRich, I dont fly to work. Wink


noctralucent  (D 30762)

Mar 16, 2005, 12:13 PM
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You have to Just do it!!!!!!!! It is well worth the fear.Cool


TALONSKY  (D License)

Mar 16, 2005, 12:22 PM
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 Something to really think about is skydiving rigs have two canopies in them, so if the first one does not deploy into a good canopy it can be cut away and the reserve can be flown down. Skydiving is a dangerous sport but so many things in our lives are dangerous, and how many other places in life do you have two chances to get it right. Oh and even though it is a possiblity to have the main canopy malfunction it does not happen very often (numbers will very per person) but out of my 1014 skydives and 220 tandems I have never used my reserve canopy.
The door way is difficult at first and the fear can make it almost impossible to breath but right outside that door is true bliss.
Kirk


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Premier PhreeZone  (D License)
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Mar 16, 2005, 12:31 PM
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3 off the top of my head are the Ranch in Gardner NY, Skydive above the Poconos in Hazelton PA and Crosskeys in NJ. All three are top notch organizations that I've jumped at two of.


Beerlight

Mar 16, 2005, 12:40 PM
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Did you "chicken" out before you arrived at the DZ, at the DZ, or while in the door of the plane? If it's the first or second, you need to try the third before making any longterm definitive assessments about skydiving....Wink Suck it up and jump!WinkCool you might love it.....


Icon134  (D 29820)

Mar 16, 2005, 12:53 PM
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JohnRich, I dont fly to work.

That's very possible but he was refering to a car.


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Premier billvon  (D 16479)
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Mar 16, 2005, 12:56 PM
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>Does it make you too nervous to drive a car, knowing that the only
>thing keeping you from smacking into something solid at 60 mph is a
> metal contraption made of hundreds of moving parts?

I used to be nervous about that, but then one day I was driving my old Datsun to work and the distributor cap fell off. And despite thinking I would die instantly, all that happened was that the car stopped.

It would sure be nice if skydiving were the same way. Imagine if you start fumbling for the pud or reserve handle at 1000 feet, everything just sorta slowed down and stopped, and they had to get out the long hook to get you out of the sky.


moth  (B 105213)

Mar 16, 2005, 12:57 PM
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you shuold see our beaten up little "airplane" trust me its feels safer getting out than it does staying in.


ChrisL  (C 35323)

Mar 16, 2005, 1:04 PM
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>Does it make you too nervous to drive a car, knowing that the only
>thing keeping you from smacking into something solid at 60 mph is a
> metal contraption made of hundreds of moving parts?

I used to be nervous about that, but then one day I was driving my old Datsun to work and the distributor cap fell off. And despite thinking I would die instantly, all that happened was that the car stopped.

It would sure be nice if skydiving were the same way. Imagine if you start fumbling for the pud or reserve handle at 1000 feet, everything just sorta slowed down and stopped, and they had to get out the long hook to get you out of the sky.

I'm reminded of a loony toon in which Bugs Bunny was in a plane diving straight towards the ground at such an incredible speed that the wings melted off from the heat. Suddenly the plane runs out of fuel and comes to a complete stop just inches from the ground


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gerrcoin  (B License)

Mar 16, 2005, 1:12 PM
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Imagine if you start fumbling for the pud or reserve handle at 1000 feet, everything just sorta slowed down and stopped, and they had to get out the long hook to get you out of the sky.

Skydiving has a perfect record - in over 60 years of skydiving activities we've never left anyone up there....yet.


chuckbrown  (D 19538)

Mar 16, 2005, 1:13 PM
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I'm reminded of a loony toon in which Bugs Bunny was in a plane diving straight towards the ground at such an incredible speed that the wings melted off from the heat. Suddenly the plane runs out of fuel and comes to a complete stop just inches from the ground

I think that plane had hare brakes.


PIZZ

Mar 16, 2005, 1:33 PM
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Maybe it's me and I've never done this either but It would seem to me that base jumping is safer and more controlled since you're holding the shoot in your hand. Or am I just crazy??


justinb138  (B 28762)

Mar 16, 2005, 1:38 PM
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Maybe it's me and I've never done this either but It would seem to me that base jumping is safer and more controlled since you're holding the shoot in your hand. Or am I just crazy??

BASE jumping is much more hazardous than skydiving. (And it's just a pilot chute in hand, and then only on certain jumps).


Dougiefresh  (Student)

Mar 16, 2005, 1:46 PM
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I think that plane had hare brakes.

boo. hiss.


PIZZ

Mar 16, 2005, 1:53 PM
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Actually I read someware that Tandem jumping is considered hazardess and "experimantal". Dont know where I read that...


Beerlight

Mar 16, 2005, 2:04 PM
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I used to have a "TROLLING" motor on my boat, now i use a paddle..... Go to Bonfire amigo..


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