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Mazz  (Student)

Mar 20, 2009, 6:48 AM
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Not Including Beer.

What number ya get?


Premier PhreeZone  (D License)
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Mar 20, 2009, 7:37 AM
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I've dropped upwards of $20K jumping so far in just lift tickets and then another $8-9000 in gear including multiple video cameras and stills along the way. Toss in travel costs and tunnel time and I'm sitting at about $40-42K. My Fiance has spent about $10-12K over slightly less time.

Looking at what we are going to spend this year our total will be up another $4-6k at least, maybe more.Pirate


pilotdave  (D License)

Mar 20, 2009, 7:41 AM
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= Lots of fun.

I have no idea how much I have spent over the last 10+ years. I don't want to know. All I know is that it was worth every penny.

Don't worry about the cost of skydiving. It costs every dollar you'll ever make. The less you make, the less it costs. It's an amazing thing.

Dave


Andy9o8  (D License)

Mar 20, 2009, 7:45 AM
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In reply to:
Don't worry about the cost of skydiving. It costs every dollar you'll ever make. The less you make, the less it costs. It's an amazing thing.

Nature abhors a vacuum.


Mazz  (Student)

Mar 20, 2009, 7:50 AM
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I've dropped upwards of $20K jumping so far in just lift tickets and then another $8-9000 in gear including multiple video cameras and stills along the way. Toss in travel costs and tunnel time and I'm sitting at about $40-42K. My Fiance has spent about $10-12K over slightly less time.

Looking at what we are going to spend this year our total will be up another $4-6k at least, maybe more.Pirate

Not bad, $28.50 per jump.


JohnRich  (D License)

Mar 20, 2009, 8:50 AM
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If I could retrieve
the fortune I have spent
Worrying where it came from
not caring where it went
I could live the heady lifestyle
of Playboy magazine
I would see the worldly sights,
that still remain unseen.

I must amount to thousands
I've squandered on the sport
The mark of any jumper
a balance close to nought
But if I had it back
in one financial lump
I'd go south in the winter
and jump and jump and jump.


- Skies Call



grannyinthesky  (D 30311)

Mar 20, 2009, 8:55 AM
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Nice +1 Cool


grimmie  (D 18890)

Mar 20, 2009, 8:56 AM
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Student-"How much will my first jump cost?"

Skydiver-"If you really like it, about $180,000, three wives and all of the friends you currently hang with."


Mazz  (Student)

Mar 20, 2009, 9:04 AM
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In reply to:
Student-"How much will my first jump cost?"

Skydiver-"If you really like it, about $180,000, three wives and all of the friends you currently hang with."

I wish it would cost 180.00Unsure I gotta fork out close to $400 for mineUnimpressed


Mazz  (Student)

Mar 20, 2009, 9:07 AM
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basically, I thought it would be cool so see what it cost per jump over a long period of time.

28.50 per jump ain't bad at all.


Hellis

Mar 20, 2009, 9:19 AM
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In reply to:
basically, I thought it would be cool so see what it cost per jump over a long period of time.

28.50 per jump ain't bad at all.

i dont think you will ever get a good answer.
those who count the money they spent in the sport has either stoped jumping or just started.

those who jumped over a long period of time dont care since its their life.

i dont think you can ask this kind of question to anyone that has had a hobby for a long time.
how much does it cost to collect stamps? coins?

it has alot to do with quality.
'nice coins' or the ones you find on the street?
new gear every year or used gear till it goes boom?


Premier billvon  (D 16479)
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Mar 20, 2009, 9:23 AM
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Going through the numbers I can reconstruct, about $8 a jump.


countzero  (D 32712)

Mar 20, 2009, 10:15 AM
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$28.74- that's jumps so far and the gear to get me going in the sport. i don't think i'll be buying any gear soon so the number will go down as the year progresses.

but the friends and memories i've made so far are priceless.


madhatter  (B 2075)

Mar 20, 2009, 10:33 AM
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Great!

+1


Mazz  (Student)

Mar 20, 2009, 10:47 AM
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Going through the numbers I can reconstruct, about $8 a jump.

Must get a lot of free jumpsShocked


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Mar 20, 2009, 11:02 AM
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>Must get a lot of free jumps

Well, the estimates I used were:

1000 student jumps (AFF/tandem)
200 first jump courses (per student)
100 video jumps
50 working jumps (commercials, demos etc)

So those I actually got paid for.

300 jumps as an organizer of one kind or another

So those were free.

2500 fun jumps for normal price
350 team jumps at slightly higher rates (team discount but add in video)
400 bigway jumps at significantly higher rates

Those cost the money.

(And of course gear - three new rigs to date and an assortment of used ones - jumpsuits, camera helmet etc)


Reginald  (D 28162)

Mar 20, 2009, 11:16 AM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
Student-"How much will my first jump cost?"

Skydiver-"If you really like it, about $180,000, three wives and all of the friends you currently hang with."

I wish it would cost 180.00Unsure I gotta fork out close to $400 for mineUnimpressed

You missed the point go back and read it again. And as a hint it's not $180 It's $180,000 (one hundred eighty THOUSAND). Wink


Arvoitus  (D 3917)

Mar 20, 2009, 11:38 AM
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I started last year so the number is a bit skewed. If I count in everything skydiving related (jumps, gear, trips, licensing fees and whatnot) the total is about 8300 eur and I got 140 jumps last year so for last year its about 60 eur per jump.

I don't really care though. Whatever it costs I'll pay it as long as I get to skydive.


Mazz  (Student)

Mar 20, 2009, 11:41 AM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
In reply to:
Student-"How much will my first jump cost?"

Skydiver-"If you really like it, about $180,000, three wives and all of the friends you currently hang with."

I wish it would cost 180.00Unsure I gotta fork out close to $400 for mineUnimpressed

gah! How did I miss that comma?


(This post was edited by Mazz on Mar 20, 2009, 11:58 AM)


diablopilot  (D License)

Mar 20, 2009, 11:43 AM
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Yeah, just roughing it out I get about $8 a jump as well.


dgw  (C License)

Mar 20, 2009, 12:15 PM
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Is that index linked? $8 10 years ago would be, I don't know, $10 on average index linked? Angelic


beowulf  (C License)

Mar 20, 2009, 12:47 PM
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I don't like to think too much on how much I have spent on skydiving. Most of my jumps have been at Skydive Dallas and they keep track of everything. When I ask for a print out of the jumps for the weekend it shows the total amount of money I have spent at Skydive Dallas and that amount is past the $40,000 mark!!Shocked Of course that doesn't count the other dropzones I have jumped at and I didn't start jumping at Skydive Dallas till I had almost a 100 jumps.Crazy But I can't think of anything I would rather have spent the money on!!CoolCool


heavydude  (A 53326)

Mar 20, 2009, 1:00 PM
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Including playing with flying Airplanes and Gliders....I gave up counting a long time ago.
You pay whatever it takes to punch the fun ticket as long as its fun.


TheCaptain  (D License)

Mar 20, 2009, 1:19 PM
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 Since becoming a tandem instructor the amount I fun jump has dramatically decreased so running the approx. numbers I have made $3 per jump so farCool. That is taking the amount I have spent and subtracting that from the total I have made then dividing that number by # total jumps


(This post was edited by TheCaptain on Mar 20, 2009, 1:20 PM)


airtwardo  (D License)

Mar 21, 2009, 4:50 AM
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I use to keep better track for tax time, I almost always broke even...the last couple years i have been making a lot more fun jumps than work jumps, which means i really dont wanna know!Wink


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