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Poll: How many jumps do you average year?
0-1 1 / 1%
2-5 6 / 7%
5-10 13 / 16%
10-15 15 / 18%
15+ 47 / 57%
82 total votes
 
Ray.Castaneda

Aug 22, 2012, 9:40 AM
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Hey Everybody!

I am about to head out to Perris, CA today for my 5th jump of the year. Am I crazy or do you guys jump more often then I do? Do I need to up my game? How many jumps do you get in a month?


(This post was edited by Ray.Castaneda on Aug 22, 2012, 10:01 AM)


JohnMitchell  (D 6462)

Aug 22, 2012, 9:48 AM
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Doing a little math shows you make 12.5 jumps a year.Tongue

You should jump more often if you ever want to improve. Wink

Me? ~200+ a year. Some factors are kids, a job and rainy Seattle weekends. Hope to up that number next year.


wasatchrider

Aug 22, 2012, 9:52 AM
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maybe he means a month


missbrz  (B License)

Aug 22, 2012, 9:53 AM
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You're poll is a little off for this website... you're probably going to get a LOT of 15+

I make about 100 jumps a year though I've slowed down a bit and probably made only 70-80/year the last two years.


JohnMitchell  (D 6462)

Aug 22, 2012, 9:58 AM
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In reply to:
maybe he means a month
Naw, 'cause then he'd have 120 jumps. SmileLaugh


Ray.Castaneda

Aug 22, 2012, 10:03 AM
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WOWZA! I do need to step up my game! Let's go with month! How many do you get in a month?!

How do you find the time?


excaza  (C License)

Aug 22, 2012, 10:07 AM
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It doesn't take that much time if you're doing 4-5 a day Smile

I'm on track for about 75 this year, but I only got my license in July.


dthames  (B 37674)

Aug 22, 2012, 10:12 AM
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I think really it depend if you want to be a casual jumper or a progressive skydiver. Even a casual jumper should still strive to stay current, for many reasons.

I am still new and trying to gain experience. I try to jump as much as I can. Two weeks between jumps is a long time for me. 2 per Saturday (when I jump) is about the least I try to do. Driving 90 miles to the DZ costs gas money and it hate to pay as much for gas as jump costs. I am bleeding my savings right now. So, I might have to taper off at some point.

I am aiming for 100 by the end of my first year in the sport. I had a rather slow start.


Premier billvon  (D 16479)
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Aug 22, 2012, 10:18 AM
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From zero to around 90 depending on the month. (two 4-day camps = 45 jumps per camp.)


jverley  (D 16677)

Aug 22, 2012, 10:21 AM
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I have averaged 225 a year for 20 years. My best year was over 470. My worst was just under a hundred.

I aim to do 365 a year. That's just one a day and keeps me happy (and poor).


airtwardo  (D License)

Aug 22, 2012, 10:45 AM
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I make at least 100 a year...EVERY year...for 37 YEARS now! Laugh

You don't 'find' time ~ You MAKE time!


normiss  (D 28356)

Aug 22, 2012, 11:57 AM
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Over the last nine years, I have averaged 53.7037037037037 per month.
Tongue


airtwardo  (D License)

Aug 22, 2012, 12:04 PM
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In reply to:
Over the last nine years, I have averaged 53.7037037037037 per month.
Tongue

SO what you're sayin' is ~ you're a Tourist! Sly


normiss  (D 28356)

Aug 22, 2012, 12:51 PM
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I haven't decided what I want to be when I grow up yet!
sheesh....gimme some time!
Laugh


ChrisL  (C 35323)

Aug 22, 2012, 1:03 PM
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per year???

You dont have enough poll options. I average about 8 per month
and thats on the low end compared to a lot of folks on this site.
I jump about 8 months of the year (not fond of cold weather jumping)
for a total around 65 - 75 per year

I wish I could jump more but I'm financially tied.


(This post was edited by ChrisL on Aug 22, 2012, 1:05 PM)


airtwardo  (D License)

Aug 22, 2012, 2:06 PM
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In reply to:
I haven't decided what I want to be when I grow up yet!
sheesh....gimme some time!
Laugh

Me either, startin' to realize it easier just not to grow up! WinkCool


Bluhdow  (B 37052)

Aug 22, 2012, 2:15 PM
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I thought the poll was per month so I chose 10-15.

Per year?

This is my first year in the sport and I'll hit 100 pretty easily.


InfiniteSky  (B 33221)

Aug 23, 2012, 12:26 AM
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This year I'm averaging about 50 jumps a month. Hoping to make 500 this year. Mix of work and team training jumps with some fun jumps thrown in.


piisfish

Aug 23, 2012, 12:27 AM
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being an european weekend warrior, I average 15 jumps a month, for 10 years. But these 2 years are slower.

How do I do it ? 10-12 jumps per weekend when possible, jumping holidays etc ...


Ray.Castaneda

Aug 27, 2012, 3:37 PM
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Shocked90 jumps in a month!?!?! Where is your favorite place to jump?


Ray.Castaneda

Aug 27, 2012, 3:40 PM
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Wowza 3900 jumps! Man you really do make time! How?

Where is your favorite place you have jumped?

Where do you jump the most?


Ray.Castaneda

Aug 27, 2012, 3:43 PM
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I feel your pain man. A stronger cash flow would equal more jumps. Someone here mentioned "camps".

I'll have to look into that.


Premier billvon  (D 16479)
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Aug 27, 2012, 3:44 PM
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>90 jumps in a month!?

Like I said, that's a big month. That would be two four-day camps with me doing video for a team doing 10-14 jumps a day.

>Where is your favorite place to jump?

Favorite? Belize was pretty sweet, as was Lost Prairie. Usually I jump at Perris where they have the lift capacity to support those kinds of teams.


Ray.Castaneda

Aug 27, 2012, 3:48 PM
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Me and my fellow newbies want to know where you purchase these "camps". Do you have a favorite?


Premier billvon  (D 16479)
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Aug 27, 2012, 4:01 PM
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>Me and my fellow newbies want to know where you purchase these "camps".

Well, I don't - I do video for them nowadays. I did an 8 way team one year via the Fury 8 Project, which was a program started by Perris Fury to offer high level training to 8 way teams. Fury's 8 way teams have varied from novice teams competing in intermediate to Moxie, which is a high level 8 way open class team that's scoring in the top 5 at Nationals.

But most larger DZ's have coaches willing to put together and coach a 4 way or 8 way team. Ask them about player/coach, which is a coach who is also one of the members of the team.


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