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Zen...Flow.... So this is what Life's like.

 


Calvinchu49

Feb 7, 2012, 11:32 AM
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Hey all,

Very very very fresh here... To the sport as well... I have my first tandem jump on Friday, and AFF level 1 course on Saturday... I've always dreamt of flying, and now I am on my way to making that fantasy a reality.

I strive for being in the state of flow, as some may say zen. I hear this is where I can achieve it.

Any suggestions/pointers to an inexperienced skydiver? Thank you all, I'm grateful to become a part of this community.


airtwardo  (D License)

Feb 7, 2012, 1:43 PM
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I strive for being in the state of flow, as some may say zen. I hear this is where I can achieve it.

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If it's in you ~ this is sometimes a good way to find it...it's different for different people.



As with most thing in Skydiving, if you want guarantee buy a toaster. Wink




Good luck have fun and welcome to the jungle! Cool


wolfriverjoe  (A 50013)

Feb 7, 2012, 2:00 PM
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Stay hydrated and fed. Don't eat a huge meal, but make sure you've eaten in the past couple hours.

Listen to the instructors.
Ask any questions you might have. Really. If you don't understand something, ASK!!! I highly doubt that you will come up with a question that hasn't been asked before, and while some demonstrate a lack of understanding or even naivete, if the instructor isn't willing to explain what's going on thoroughly, then you might want to find a better instructor (there are limits to this, but they are pretty extreme).

DO NOT under any circumstances say to the instructor "But they said on DZ.com..."

Have fun.

And stay out of the DB Cooper thread. Wink


popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Feb 7, 2012, 2:15 PM
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Embrace the concept of safety.
Embrace it like your life depends on it.

Do everything you can to minimize risk.

Eat, drink and sleep skydiving safety.

Then do whatever you can to instill that sense of skydiving safety into others.

Get a copy of the Skydiver Information Manual (SIM).
Read it, drill it, know it.

http://www.http://uspa.org


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Feb 7, 2012, 5:57 PM
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Welcome to the forums! Smile I don't know if I've ever achieved zen through skydiving, but it is pretty awesome. I'm probably still too nervous to relax enough. Sly Regardless, ask questions, don't jump if you're questioning the winds, play nice with others and obey the beer rules and I'm sure you'll be fine.


Calvinchu49

Feb 7, 2012, 7:57 PM
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Thank you, this is by far one of the most important ones and thank you for stressing its importance to me. Drilling it in my head now


Gene03

Feb 10, 2012, 12:43 PM
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Skydiving and Zen?

Two words.

Brian Germain.

You're welcome.



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