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100LL  (Student)

May 21, 2010, 10:28 AM
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hey guys! been searching this forum for advice, and sometimes just a laugh. so i decided to join since i am headed over to skydive twin cities for my first ever skydive.
Getting up early for the AFF course!Smile


crazymonkey  (C 41818)

May 21, 2010, 1:56 PM
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Wow!! Wink Welcome and good luck!! Going straight for AFF!!!! IMPRESSIVE! I will be doing mine very soon and did two tandem jumps!! LOVE IT!!! Got really POSITIVE VIBES on this site!

Good luck!Laugh


100LL  (Student)

May 21, 2010, 2:09 PM
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Yeah i decided to just get right into it and see if i like it enough to continue with the training Wink

Im very excited to go...im sure ill have some good pics to post up in a few days!!


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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May 21, 2010, 6:06 PM
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Welcome to the forums! Smile Let us know how your first jump goes. Good luck and remember to relax.


skycamefalling  (A 58345)

May 21, 2010, 7:05 PM
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And dont forget to arch!!!Cool


100LL  (Student)

May 21, 2010, 7:50 PM
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Ill let everyone know how it goes!!

Ill try to keep the arch...dont think ill try any fancy sit flying or anything my first time around. Wink


skycamefalling  (A 58345)

May 21, 2010, 8:01 PM
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Awww why not?? Is that not the progession now days? First few jumps are belly, the next couple after that are freeflying then on to wingsuits. Then by your 30th jump you can start swooping and jumping with a camera.Crazy


crazymonkey  (C 41818)

May 21, 2010, 9:14 PM
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OOOhh.. I can't wait to jump with my own camera!!


100LL  (Student)

May 22, 2010, 12:18 PM
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WINDY!!Frown

had to schedule for another day next week. had a thunderstorm roll through and then came winds.

got to watch the 4 way competions for a while though, that was cool


skycamefalling  (A 58345)

May 22, 2010, 8:32 PM
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Damn that sucks. Dont ya just hate the weather?? I am supposed to jump on Thurs but now it says RAIN. Oh well, if I can not jump that day, I still have my 20 min block at iFLY later on that dayCool. Have you ever tried doing any tunnel training?


100LL  (Student)

May 23, 2010, 11:50 AM
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yea, not much you can do with the weather..

I have thought about doing some tunnel training, but as far as i know there isn't a place anywhere near here that has that.

Im living near Minneapolis, MN


egloskerry  (Student)

May 23, 2010, 12:36 PM
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Sky, how much do they charge for tunnel time? The only place even close to me is Skyventure in Orlando, which is $45 for two minutes. I don't really have any interest in doing it, but I have some friends who are too scared to actually jump, but they'd like to go in the tunnel.


skycamefalling  (A 58345)

May 23, 2010, 1:17 PM
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I got a 20 min session at iFLYSFBAY for $269. Which is not too bad I think. The tunnel is a good training tool though. Eventually I want to be able to do FF and RW. So I am using the tunnel as a stepping stone to help aid my progression to my goals. At some point I will be there.....but I am definately not in no hurry.


egloskerry  (Student)

May 23, 2010, 3:01 PM
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That's about half of what Skyventure charges, then. I thought they were kinda high.

I guess it's good if you want to cram a lot of training into a short time, without the non-freefall parts. 20 minutes of freefall would take a while...


100LL  (Student)

Jun 1, 2010, 8:16 AM
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ARGGH.... my first jump was bad weather so i could not go....now the second attempt is too windy. Great! Frown

i just want to get up there already!! Cool


lvflyfast  (A License)

Jun 1, 2010, 2:00 PM
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you get a discount at orlando if ur a uspa member.10 min is $150. i am looking to split a block if anyone is intersted over the next month



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