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My first jump!!!!!!!

 


melodee

Feb 20, 2003, 5:55 PM
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Ok I am amazed! I haven't posted much since my first jump but God I already miss it. I find myself looking up at the sky constantly. The problem though is how do I be normal now. I hope I am not the only one to feel this way?????????????????? I can honestly say I LOVED IT!!!!! Mel


dterrick  (B 5079)

Feb 20, 2003, 6:00 PM
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You're hooked, Mel... welcome to the disease.

...and no, it's not just you. I think we ALL went through that phase ... I'm still not out of it Wink I spent most of my time staring up at our <massive> 30 story office towers in Winnipeg thinking... "yup, I'd be on final aproach..."

So tell us more...

Dave


dex  (D 26204)

Feb 20, 2003, 6:12 PM
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normal?, sorry... <maine accent> sorry no way to get they-ah from he-yar... </maine accent>

nowhere on the damned disclaimer I signed did it warn me about the costs of manditory trips to warmer climates during the winter... or how nothing can seem to adequatly occupy my time during weekends when it is too cold to jump... or the dangers of how I now get target fixation whenever I see an object in the sky fly by.. even if I'm driving.. good luck... glad you enjoyed your first jump.. may there be many more... and may normal never return....


melodee

Feb 20, 2003, 6:18 PM
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EXACTLY!


lawrocket  (Student)

Feb 20, 2003, 6:20 PM
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I went nine months between my first tandem and AFF. I couldn't get it outta my system, and reckoned that it was enough time to cool off.

it wasn't. Now I call any beautiful day, "jump weather" (like today). My office on the 22nd floor overlooks other buildings with windsocks and such.

But I believe it is normal. Anyone experiencing this would have this as a normal reaction. Everyone else is abnormal, for they know not why you thnk this way.

Welcome to the club.

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Casch

Feb 20, 2003, 6:31 PM
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You will NEVER be normal again. You'll always have the distinction between you and average Joe/Jane; you jump out of airplanes. Eventually, if not already, you will begin to wonder why people think it's crazy. Now to me, it doen't seem abnormal at all to throw myself out of a plane and commence with the newbie acrobatics. Skydivers and skydiving is where it's at. You're stuck with US...ENJOY IT!!! SmileTongueWink



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payback462

Feb 20, 2003, 6:32 PM
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i couldnt stop myself when i started, i did my ground school the weekend after my first tandem, then the next nice day i did two more tandems and my first AFP, then my second the day after that!Smile


skr  (D 981)

Feb 20, 2003, 7:25 PM
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>I find myself looking up at the sky constantly.

I don't look up there constantly anymore,
but I'm very aware that it's up there when
I'm wandering around in my day to day life.


>The problem though is how do I be normal now.

No problem, you're a skydiver, so now that you're
jumping you're normal. It was all that not jumping
before you made your first jump that was abnormal.


I'm in my 41st year. I'll let you know if it changes.

Skr


Raefordite  (D 17243)

Feb 20, 2003, 7:43 PM
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Welcome to the sport Mel! Hope your wallet can keep up with you! Be safe, have fun and enjoy life to the fullest! blue skies


hooked

Feb 20, 2003, 7:47 PM
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I still look up to the sky and think of jumping, even with every plane I hear fly over! There is no 'normal' anymore! Wink

J


flash  (D 25100)

Feb 20, 2003, 7:52 PM
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Welcome to the family!!!! Tongue


CanuckInUSA  (D 26396)

Feb 20, 2003, 8:02 PM
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Welcome to my addiction Melodee.

To steal a phrase from the Eagles "You can check in any time you want, but you can never leave". Blush


karma  (D 105442)

Feb 21, 2003, 12:24 AM
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In reply to:
Now I call any beautiful day, "jump weather"

I do the exact same thing. Looks like it's not "jump weather" where I live now Unsure


ralu  (C License)

Feb 21, 2003, 1:32 AM
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In reply to:
The problem though is how do I be normal now. I hope I am not the only one to feel this way?????????????????? Mel

You are very normal, but normal skydiver.
Smile ralu Smile


ladyskydiver

Feb 21, 2003, 5:35 AM
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Welcome to the club and the new "normal". Smile

Today is going to be a beautiful jumping day - gorgeous blue skies, high of 50F in Wisconsin. The problem? The DZ's not open. ARG!!!!


Snowbird  (C License)

Feb 21, 2003, 10:09 AM
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I hope I am not the only one to feel this way??????????????????

Absolutely not! I did 5 jumps in 2001, then waited 6 months before starting up again. It was painful! Every day, every other minute, it was all I could think about. Still is, actually!Crazy

So you can relax, you are completely, 100% normal!Wink


flyboyshell  (A License)

Feb 21, 2003, 11:54 AM
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Congrats on your first Jump! Get back up there as soon as you can!!


FreeFlyASC  (D 24102)

Feb 21, 2003, 12:08 PM
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That feeling never goes away (at least i hope it doesnt)

I have been jumping 6years and still think about it all the time

Blue Skies!


eyeinthesky  (Student)

Feb 21, 2003, 9:03 PM
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speaking purely on the basis of my own personal history.....i dont think most of us divers are "normal" anway. hahaha. we seem to actually live and not exist.

doug


rickfri59  (A 42078)

Feb 22, 2003, 12:03 PM
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Right....Nowhere in the disclaimer did it warn of a burning desire to spend lots and lots of money. But damn it's a blast !!!!!



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