Mar 5, 2003, 8:45 AM
Post #1 of 69
NEW SKYDIVE ADDICT!!
WOW! I did my first tandem on valentines day and it was so fantastic. I've wanted to do it since I was 14 (I'm now 27) and it was better than I ever imagined. Thinking about it still makes me grin from ear to ear! I've got my bank loan sorted and will be doing my AFF course next month. So, till I can get back up there I'll just have to keep looking at my tandem video and photos! And read my Skydivers Handbook. I am truly an addict already!
Just did my first jump on Sunday and I am now in the same boat as Suzie – I am totally hooked! I am still riding the biggest high from it, even 3 days later. I am going to complete jumps 2 and 3 this coming Sunday and am counting down the days until I can get back up in the sky. I have already resigned to the fact that I am going to get my license now so I can jump anywhere – I better start eating cat food!
i wish i was doing one this weekend! I do keep watching the video but its exciting me so much and I can't jump yet. My tutor is in Dubai at the moment so have to wait for him to come back - hurry up Dave!
I did my first jump (a tandem) on July 14th, 2002. And once the TM told me about the AFF training, I became totally addicted to the sport (that was 167 jumps ago in a seven month time span). If you two are as addicted as many of us here on DZ.COM are, you'll be in good company. It's hard to imagine life without skydiving in it now.
Congrats Suzie! I'm sure you will enjoy it. Just keep a very very very close eye on that nasty four letter word you used - LOAN - Make sure you are ready for the financial end of skydiving before you get in tooooooo deep and can't dig your way out! It's one thing not to buy a new car or maybe a few less trips to the movie theatre. I think I sold most of my scuba diving equipment when I got hooked to help with my expenses. But remember - enjoy it - don't let the $ add a stressor in your life!