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weebarra11

Jan 30, 2013, 7:58 AM
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Hi everyone! I've been skydiving for around 2 years, but only recently got my A licence. At this time of year in Scotland, it's COLD!! Anyone any tips on the best way to wrap up warm, numerous layers don't seem to be cutting it anymore :(
Quite interested to hear other peoples stories of how they got into skydiving, and what made them keep going. I found that I was hooked after my very first jump which was a tandem, it was all I could think about for weeks! Love it so much I'm even doing my 4th year university dissertation on it (feel free to take part, it would be much appreciated as I need close to 400 people!)
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Hoping this year to save up some money and go abroad somewhere warm for a jumping holiday :)


adamUK  (C 104423)

Jan 30, 2013, 8:38 AM
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Filte!

Where do you jump? I meet quite a few weegies who jump at Black Knights in Cockerham.

I reckon it's just best to get out to Florida. Spain used to be good but the cost of jump tickets has gone up with the increase in VAT. Either that or tunnel time.

Adam.


weebarra11

Jan 30, 2013, 1:52 PM
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I jump at Strathallan, never been to another dropzone (yet!)
I'd love to go to Florida. Think I'll save up and hopefully make it my graduation present to myself!


shorehambeach  (B License)

Jan 31, 2013, 2:28 AM
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Well done on the A !

Quicksilver heated rash vest :) .....


Napalm_C  (B 107470)

Jan 31, 2013, 3:23 AM
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Hey there Weebarra. I'm a relatively new jumper myself that has a huge aversion to the cold - all my friends constantly tease me about how I'm always freezing when it's 15 degrees outside.

This is my first time jumping through a winter season where we hit about -15 to -20c at altitude and I have not once had a problem with the kit I currently wear. I've gone the full Under Armour route. Coldgear compression both top and bottom and I don't feel a thing.

I essentially wear the baselayer, a t-shirt and my jumpsuit. I'll only add a sweater when doing a hop'n'pop at 8am when it's still too cold to go without one.


BIGUN  (D 23385)

Jan 31, 2013, 11:29 AM
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Aloha?

You went too far; either keep going or turn back!! Laugh

Welcome aboard. Congrats on the A license.

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Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Jan 31, 2013, 5:13 PM
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Welcome to the forums! Smile The only suggestion I have for the cold thing is to just not jump and save your money for warmer months. That's what I do, and I'm from FL. That means I don't jump when it goes below 60F. Sly I do recommend you saving your money towards a trip here; I've known a lot of people from your neck of the woods who have done that and found the financial part of it to be quite favorable.


kenthediver  (A License)

Feb 1, 2013, 1:33 AM
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Hi there - congrats and lets hope for better weather this year!


McDange  (Student)

Feb 1, 2013, 5:52 AM
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Heading up to Strathallan for my first trip of the year tomorrow. Haven't jumped since October so looking forward to it!


promise5

Feb 1, 2013, 5:33 PM
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Sorry, it took me a little bit. But, Aloha?? from Scotland?? isn't that a little northeast of Hawaii???


skydiverbry  (D License)

Feb 2, 2013, 1:18 AM
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Boy, you are sharp as a tackTongueCrazyCool


LaughLaugh



Bry


promise5

Feb 2, 2013, 5:17 AM
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In reply to:
Boy, you are sharp as a tackTongueCrazyCool


LaughLaugh



Bry
yeah yeah yeahTongueTongueTongue


skydiverbry  (D License)

Feb 2, 2013, 5:21 AM
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At least you have some sense of directionLaughLaugh




Bry


promise5

Feb 2, 2013, 5:32 AM
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Really I don't. I got lost going to MASS. once right after I moved here,ended up in Rhode Island. Also, thought NYC was north of me because every one kept saying "I'm going up to NY" yeah its south. ugh


skydiverbry  (D License)

Feb 2, 2013, 5:34 AM
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LaughLaughLaugh


We all make mistakes


I've gotten lost coming home to my new apt a couple of timesUnsure



Bry


pincheck  (C 105040)

Feb 4, 2013, 6:36 AM
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Hi everyone! I've been skydiving for around 2 years, but only recently got my A licence. At this time of year in Scotland, it's COLD!! Anyone any tips on the best way to wrap up warm, numerous layers don't seem to be cutting it anymore :(
Quite interested to hear other peoples stories of how they got into skydiving, and what made them keep going. I found that I was hooked after my very first jump which was a tandem, it was all I could think about for weeks! Love it so much I'm even doing my 4th year university dissertation on it (feel free to take part, it would be much appreciated as I need close to 400 people!)
https://hass.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3PdJeUcEknFdnut

Hoping this year to save up some money and go abroad somewhere warm for a jumping holiday :)

My advice would be to concentrate on your dissertation and university, that's more important Smile

I am in Scotland and like fair number people either travel the three hours to Either black Knights or Peterlee. what university do you go to as there are a number worth Skydiving clubs that organise trips abroad or events in the UK. Check to see if there is one at your Uni if your not in one already.

Cheapest place to travel(Exchange dependant) to would be some place in Europe Spain or Portugal might be hot enough Laugh, you can't beat travelling and meeting people around the world in this sport.

As for layers got to Go outdoors they usually sell stuff quite cheap used for hillwalking i use Rab or American armour tops but there are plenty of unbranded stuff out there just as good.

Scotland is Cold but you get used to it Tongue



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