Jul 1, 2012, 8:13 PM
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Greenhorn to Skydiving
My name is Joe and I'm from the great Lonestar State of Texas. So I turned 40 in May of this year and quick drinking, so now I need something to replace drinking. I've done 3 tandem jumps and finally decided to stop being a wuss and do the "real" thing.
Anyway, just wanted to stop by and introduce myself, now I'm heading over to inquire about any specific gear for a beginner. Take Care!
Hey Joe, welcome! I'm a newbie with 5 jumps left to my A lic. Also close to a year and 1 1/2 sober. Great replacement! I am also a heroin junkie in recovery. When I wasn't strung out I was drunk. I drank the whole time just less when doing heroin cause it makes you sick. Bad combo. I wrote an article about and it's in the June issue of Blue Skies mag.
Let us know how your training goes and stay sober. There is a lot of beer drinking going on at the DZ so be on guard and most of all have fun Joe!!-Jesse
Welcome to the forums! Congrats on finding the sport and quitting drinking. You will find that Beer plays a big role in our sport, but there are plenty of sober skydivers too. Good luck on your training!