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aeio540  (Student)

Sep 23, 2012, 10:01 AM
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I've done the flying and worn a parachute but never used it. I've done some research on it and finally got to do it this last week for the wife's birthday. Now I can't stop thinking about it. Like one of those things that's like "Why haven't I been doing this all along". So here I am, a new addict.


Lazarus_762  (A 67183)

Sep 23, 2012, 12:58 PM
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welcome to the club...totally addicted.

"My drinking club has a Skydiving problem!"


Trafficdiver  (C 39999)

Sep 23, 2012, 4:09 PM
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My first thought after landing my first tandem was "Where have you been all my life?"


Namowal  (A 63059)

Sep 23, 2012, 5:00 PM
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My first thought after landing my first tandem was "Where have you been all my life?"

My thought after my first tandem was more like, "Okay, I tried it, but it's not like I'll do that again..."

A few weeks later, I did another tandem, and a few weeks after that, started AFF...

...talk about an addiction sneaking up on you! Smile


Lazarus_762  (A 67183)

Sep 23, 2012, 5:42 PM
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In my case, there was nothing sneaky about it. As soon as we landed, I knew I was hooked! It was about as subtle as a punch in the mouth. I told the JM, "Dude, I am in SO much trouble...now I gotta figure out how to pay for lessons!"

I've been broke ever since.

Accelerated Financial Failure...you have been warned! It's worth every penny CoolCool


hub1100  (C License)

Sep 23, 2012, 6:11 PM
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I've done the flying and worn a parachute but never used it. I've done some research on it and finally got to do it this last week for the wife's birthday. Now I can't stop thinking about it. Like one of those things that's like "Why haven't I been doing this all along". So here I am, a new addict.

Welcome to the club. Our next meeting is at 14,000 feet !!


gregpso  (Student)

Sep 23, 2012, 6:36 PM
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I've done the flying and worn a parachute but never used it. I've done some research on it and finally got to do it this last week for the wife's birthday. Now I can't stop thinking about it. Like one of those things that's like "Why haven't I been doing this all along". So here I am, a new addict.

Enjoy it mate. fun times ahead for you !!


aeio540  (Student)

Sep 24, 2012, 1:15 PM
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Thanks. I'll try to learn as much as I can as fast i can.


Lazarus_762  (A 67183)

Sep 24, 2012, 5:40 PM
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just don't *hurry*...don't put a ton of pressure on yourself to be some kind of rockstar. Take your time, listen to your instructors, and if you make a mistake, don't beat yourself up about, just learn from it and move on...in other words, don't be like me BlushBlush


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Sep 24, 2012, 5:56 PM
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Welcome to the forums! Smile So, you jumped on your wife's birthday...did she jump too? Glad you had fun!


stringtheorygal

Sep 26, 2012, 8:13 AM
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Oh boy...glad I'm not the only one. Thought about if for several years, finally jumped on Sunday, now I feel like I'm being sucked in! Planning my AFF now--

What the hell have I gotten myself into... Sly

Is your wife feeling the same thing? My husband jumped with me and though he enjoyed it, that was "it" for him. Eek!


aeio540  (Student)

Sep 26, 2012, 10:36 AM
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Welcome to the forums! Smile So, you jumped on your wife's birthday...did she jump too? Glad you had fun!

Yeah, she jumped as well. We walked back to the front desk and paid to go on Tandem 2 right after we landed. Hopefully I'll be able to go on that next dive soon. I've been watching videos online (both good and bad) and reading about AFF. We'll see how it goes.


andy061  (Student)

Sep 26, 2012, 1:26 PM
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I never thought I'd try skydiving, and like you, now that I have it's become an obsession. Good luck with the AFF!

By the way, check out Namowal's blog, "Tail 'o' The Rat", there is a link to it in her post, it's brilliant :)



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