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jers119  (A 65105)

Apr 29, 2012, 1:13 PM
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How's everyone doing? Well, I'm new to skydiving and I have been wanting to do this for years. I finally made the choice to just do it, I'm not getting any younger. So May 26 is my level 1 and I'm hoping to progress to earning my A class license one day and if I become good enough, I'd like to be able to use a squirrel suit and all. However, I am very interested in so many things that skydivers get to do that I'd like to try it all as I learn!

I'm super excited to start my new sport! Please feel free to offer me any advice you have as I definitely want to learn even now. I have been on the USPA site studying the SIMS and I understand it's nothing like actually jumping, but I figure any information is good information to try and be familiarized with the lingo that I'll have to learn quickly at level 1. Have a good one everyone!


hub1100  (C 41319)

Apr 29, 2012, 1:50 PM
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Welcome to skydiving and the forums.
Being safe is listening to instructors and asking questions.

When ever you achieve a first make sure to let someone know.
That piece of advice you will figure out soon enough. :)

Finally: Live long and jump often; Blue skys !


jers119  (A 65105)

Apr 29, 2012, 1:53 PM
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Thanks for the advice! Though I don't understand what you mean by whenever I achieve a first to let someone know? I guess it's something I'll figure out soon enough, eh?

Thanks again for responding!


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Apr 29, 2012, 6:37 PM
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Welcome to the forums! Smile To answer your question, when you do something for the first time, you have to buy a case of beer (or at least you're supposed to!). Here is a list of the beer rules but in these tough economic times, I think a lot of people are mum on their firsts.


jers119  (A 65105)

Apr 29, 2012, 7:08 PM
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In reply to:
Welcome to the forums! Smile To answer your question, when you do something for the first time, you have to buy a case of beer (or at least you're supposed to!). Here is a list of the beer rules but in these tough economic times, I think a lot of people are mum on their firsts.

Ya know, I have read a few articles and posts about beer! I think I'd better make sure I have a case or two just to be safe...... Thanks for the link and most of all thank you for the warm welcome to the forums and skydiving!!!!! Wink


gregpso  (Student)

Apr 29, 2012, 8:31 PM
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We expect a full report on your first jump.. even us folks in Australia. Welcome.. you are in for the time of your life


JasonYergin  (C 40641)

Apr 30, 2012, 4:54 AM
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Welcome!! Smile, breathe, have fun, enjoy.

Definitely keep this thread going on your progress... It'll be awesome!!


jers119  (A 65105)

Apr 30, 2012, 5:46 AM
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In reply to:
Welcome!! Smile, breathe, have fun, enjoy.

Definitely keep this thread going on your progress... It'll be awesome!!

Ok, I'll keep it going. I'm sure we all will get some good laughs and some will probably think to themselves, "wow, what an idiot!" But most of all, I want to learn from my mistakes and have fun.

My promise to everyone involved in the sport (especially my instructors) is to not do something so stupid ie cutting away a perfectly good canopy at low altitude and pull my reserve.

Stay tuned as I will update when I do my first jump!!!


popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Apr 30, 2012, 7:25 AM
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Here's a link that will provide you with some more information, some lingo and such...


http://www.skydiveschool.org/#/cover/


jers119  (A 65105)

Apr 30, 2012, 4:08 PM
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In reply to:
Here's a link that will provide you with some more information, some lingo and such...


http://www.skydiveschool.org/#/cover/

Thanks for the link! I've been using that site a lot of the info and getting familiarized with the lingo and there's A LOT of info there, wow!


JasonYergin  (C 40641)

Apr 30, 2012, 9:57 PM
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Here's a totally decent dictionary, though one or things are old:

http://www.skydiving.org.vt.edu/...tionary.htm#menu_top

Check out the Beer Rules tab too, on the top left of the page.... Funny stuff.


jers119  (A 65105)

May 1, 2012, 5:33 AM
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Yea I saw that link from the moderator, totally like the beer section!


JasonYergin  (C 40641)

May 1, 2012, 5:46 AM
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Whoops! Haha!! Guess I just like to share...

Pirate


jers119  (A 65105)

May 5, 2012, 5:19 PM
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I'm still at the DZ and I made my first jump! Out of The Blue Skydive is frickin' awesome with great instructors for my jump! I can't wait until I do level 2!! I LOVE skydiving and I'm hooked!


hub1100  (C 41319)

May 6, 2012, 6:03 AM
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see... you figured it out soon enough ;).

now to work enough to have jumping money. nvm, sell everything.

'you have a sarcasm sign?'

But really, be safe and have fun. see you on the dz some day.



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