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Hello from Northwest, Ohio!


joe_92  (A 66917)

Sep 30, 2012, 7:49 AM
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Hello from Northwest, Ohio! Can't Post

Hey everyone! My name's Joe (obviously Tongue)

About a year ago, I somehow talked my friend into taking a tandem jump with me at Start Skydiving, in Middletown, Ohio. As soon as I landed, I realized that the experience was absolutely priceless. The view, the sensation of freefall, the canopy ride down--everything was amazing.

So, I realized I wanted to learn to jump, back around November, during the winter. I began checking my schedule, and scheduled an AFF jump in May. However, I had to cancel, due to myself getting a hernia injury in the gym 1 month prior to my jump.

Finally, it happened! I took a vacation day off work this past Friday, and drove down to the Start Skydiving on Thursday night. I couldn't jump on Friday as planned due to cloudy conditions. So I got to stay on the dropzone with some of the jumpers and instructors! I have to admit, out of anyone who I've ever met, I think skydivers are some of the nicest people to be around. I felt extremely welcomed there, and everyone (for the most part) was insanely kind.

I woke up Saturday morning, and finally got to complete my first AFF Solo jump. I didn't execute everything perfectly, but I had the strangest amount of confidence throughout the whole experience. I didn't hesitate at the door, and I was told I made a great exit and held a "stellar" body position. Smile I was extremely comfortable with the sensation of freefall, and I loved it!

As I'm finishing this post, I am looking to book my Category B jump, either this weekend, or the following weekend. I think I may be developing a bit of an addiction!

Thanks for reading all of this, everyone! I hope I didn't cause too much boredom. Wink

cjsgrlsx3  (C 38727)

Sep 30, 2012, 4:33 PM
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Re: [joe_92] Hello from Northwest, Ohio! [In reply to] Can't Post

Welcome to the sky! Smile, have fun, and listen to your instructors! This is an amazing sport!

Premier skymama  (D 26699)
Sep 30, 2012, 6:12 PM
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Re: [joe_92] Hello from Northwest, Ohio! [In reply to] Can't Post

Welcome to the forums! Smile Good idea to hang around the dz when you couldn't jump, it's a great way to meet everyone while they aren't so busy. Good luck on the rest of your training!

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