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Skydiving with false teeth?

 


skydivr78

Jul 7, 2005, 10:48 AM
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Hi, I am 27yrs old and have been wanting to skydive for as long as I could remember. I finally have the time and financial resources to be able to achieve this dream. But something I think might hold me back is that I have had my front 3 teeth removed due to a motorcycle accident, and now have a temporary "flipper"(fake teeth, kinda like false teeth) in place of my old teeth. This is temporary until I can get a bridge permanently put it. But for now is this problem going to stop me from skydiving. I have a reservation for this weekend to take my first jump in the AFF program. Should I cancel? The reason im asking is i just downloaded some clips of others first jumps and it looked like they were talking with their instructors while freefalling on their jumps. And I have a bad feeling my flipper(fake teeth piece) might wanna fly outa my mouth....lol. And needless to say that would suck and be unlivably imbarrasing. What do you guys think?! Help my please :)


mx757  (C License)

Jul 7, 2005, 2:39 PM
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Re: [skydivr78] Skydiving with false teeth? [In reply to] Can't Post

wear an Oxygen or Z1 full face helment. see classfied ad's or gear vendors. like www.paragear.com etc.


tigra  (C 27417)

Jul 7, 2005, 3:58 PM
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I know someone who takes his out right before exit and puts it in his pocket. Hey, I keep my sunglasses in my jumpsuit and put them on right after I land. I guess he does the same thing with his teeth! Cool


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Jul 8, 2005, 6:18 AM
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wear an Oxygen or Z1 full face helment. see classfied ad's or gear vendors. like www.paragear.com etc.
I've never seen a student wearing a full-face helmet on training dives. I don't know if it's a rule since I'm not an instructor, but it seems like they've always used Protec or similar helmets to help facilitate face to face communications with the jumpmaster/instructor.

If the false teeth can be removed and stored safely, do that instead...


Odin  (A 10613)

Jul 11, 2005, 9:11 PM
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The one-eyed dentist says: get a spare flipper if you're too vain to jump without the teeth. Or, get a couple of wrought-wire clasps added to it.


freakflyer9999  (D 99999)

Jul 12, 2005, 5:57 AM
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I have a full upper denture and I was a little concerned after I first got it. Just keep your teeth together and you won't have a problem.



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