Mar 12, 2003, 2:19 AM
Post #1 of 409
Funniest whuffo question
Y'all probably heard a lot of questions from whuffos, please share if you have a funny one..
This is the most 'whuffo' question I've ever heard, a friend of mine once asked, 'can you feel the wind in freefall ?' (And he didn't mean the relative wind, but the actual wind up there) How whuffo is that ?
I always get asked "how do you breathe?" to which the obvious response is "we don't need to cos we fall that fast the oxygen goes straight into the skin". It's amazing how just about everyone falls for it (I even got a newly qualified guy as well !!)
I spent 1/4 of an hour trying to explain to a dumb ass tandem student that we don't go back up, it's jsut the cameraman keeps falling. gave up in the end cos this whuffo obviously knew more about skydiving than we all did
After viewing a couple of video's my mom wanted to know how far I went back up after opening...got a good chuckle out of that one..:)
lol...I think that's the most common whuffo question
I just remembered this...We were at a rigger with my friend to pick my gear up, and he showed some of his filmings from herc boogie...after an rw dive one of them started 'swimming' in freefall, and my friend asked, 'So that helps the forward movement ?'
This wasn't a whuffo question, but about the strangest and funniest whuffo excuse for not skydiving I've heard... At a party one guy said to me "I'd love to try it, but I don't want to pay for it" When I asked why he didn't want to pay for it he said, "Because if something happened and I died, I'd have paid for my own death"!! He somehow didn't see that driving a car or any other "normal" life risks were the same thing! Go figure!
What do you think of SBS6 (Dutch cheapo disaster lett spread out on tv-tv) saying:
"Look here skydivers are preparing themselves for a team skydive, do get every1 out of the plane at the same moment, which is the hardest thing in skydiving there is, the do a count. (now the commentator translates for all the dutch dumbasses Ready-set-go, but says : Klaar-shit-gaan (which translates back-into "ready-shit-go" (as you may have guessed))) I fell of my chair at this time!
A few years back i was telling a fellow skydiver about the time we had turned up at a new dz and found out my reserve was out of date so it was pencil packed had a cutaway on my second jump (jumper kicked my cutaway pad off going out the door) as i dumped the reserve i was thinking hope to god this works her reply was did it yes janet i haven't forgotten
While walking to the plane at a demo... A spectator pointed to the 4 smoke cans on my feet, and told his girlfriend... "Those 'rockets' are how they move their bodies in freefall so they can do the big formations" ...things that make you go HUMMMMM!