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Greenhorn to Skydiving

 


jjones72

Jul 1, 2012, 8:13 PM
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Hi All,

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!

-Joe


Namowal  (A 63059)

Jul 2, 2012, 10:07 AM
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Welcome aboard! :)
I'm new at this myself- and one of those "Had you told me a fear years ago that I'd be doing this I'd have told you you were insane" folks. You're in for a lot of fun.Smile

p.s. I bet your school supplies the gear when you start out, so you don't need to get it right off the bat. Cool


Chewy123  (A License)

Jul 2, 2012, 10:29 AM
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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


mchevarie  (A 58275)

Jul 2, 2012, 3:25 PM
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Welcome to the wonderful world of skydiving Joe. Much better for you than drinking!! I am fairly new also only having 70 jumps. I started at age 39 so it is never too late.

BLUE SKIES!!!


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Jul 3, 2012, 4:55 AM
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Welcome to the forums! Smile 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!



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