Apr 22, 2003, 10:28 AM
Post #1 of 14
5 Jumps So far
Hey Everyone! I love this site its amazing and everyone here is really awsome. Im 21 and goto Sou Southern Oregon University where I am trying to organize a club here to get more people interested in this sport. I am in love with the sport and plan on working hard to become good at it. I was wondering if anyone knew a good book / video that helps students become better flyers and overall better skydivers? I would apreciate any feedback. Thx alot
Welcome to the forum. Glad to hear you like the sport so much. It is cool that you are trying to spark the interest of others. Just do not get discouraged. It is a hard sell.
There are numerous videos out there and books which can help you to become a better flier. Just look in Parachutist or Skydiving. One thing is for certain working with a coach and if you can get to a wind tunnel are definitely the best. I am not sure that ya'll have access to a wind tunnell up that way though. Another good thing is to get video of yourself jumping so it can be debriefed.
Well dude, enjoy the forum's and the sport. If you love it that much I suggest getting a lifetime membership. It pays for itself in the long run trust me. You just have to know that you will not quit the sport.
Blue Skies & Soft Landings,
skymama (D 26699)
Apr 22, 2003, 10:43 AM
Post #3 of 14
Welcome to the forums! Good luck on organizing a skydiving club. Do a search on the forums, there have been a few threads on how some people have gone about it.
As for books, I recommend The Skydiver's Handbook, and the Skydive U canopy control book and video. I also recommend watching Breakaway, the malfunction video more than once. Don't be too concerned about doing anything fancy for awhile. Get the basics down real good and put safety as your number 1 priority so you can enjoy many, many fun years in the sport.
I'm also new to the wonderful of skydiving! I've haven't really started my 1st jump as yet, scheduled to do the 1st level of AFF in June! I was kinda interested in AFF since a couple of years back but i din not really go into information search in singapore for Skydiving! Until recently, i went to have some fun at the SkyVenture Wind Tunnel at Genting and i simply fell in love with the feeling of bodyflight!!! This is simply a wonderful sport to fall in love with, esp when u have this grp of wonderful and helpful ppl here are Dropzone.com, there's really no reason why u shud not SkyDive!
I'm currently reading 2 Skydiving related books: 1) Jump! Skydiving Made Fun & Easy 2) Parachuting: A Skydiver's Handbook! I find that both books give relatively good coverage on the basic information about skydiving, esp for newbies like us! i'll truly recommend the 2nd book. becos it's very comprehensive and give u the technical details of equipments etc.... if u have the time, do read the "JUMP" book also. cos it describes to u the experiences and also the mental preparation u shud have etc..... this is a more easy-to-read book to me!
Since u had done jumps before, i think u'll enjoy reading the 2nd book, which is the Skydiver's Handbook more i'm sure.....
Each time i see New ppl joining this forum... i know that all the more i wun wanna give up this wonderful sport!!!!!!
Yeah i agree fully, This is by far the best skydiving website there is on the internet as well as community of helpful skydivers willing to put time into the development of newbies such as you and I.
I have problems with relaxing and letting the air do the work and i get a bit jerky when in freefall controlling body flight. Any suggestions. Im getting used to the feeling, also I kinda move around when i exit the plane. Any thoughts? I try so hard to relax it just deosn't work hehe Lol (trying hard to relax) i think that is contradictory maybe that is my problem =D
Hey Sean - glad to see you're posting on dz.com! Next time you come out to jump, check in with me. We may have some videos and books you would be interested in here at the dropzone. See you next weekend! --Jennifer