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snowboundlava  (Student)

Apr 24, 2003, 8:03 AM
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I weigh more than all of the girls at my dropzone. I was wondering what all that is going to affect? I am a beginner and I was just curious if my weight will make that much difference. I just read a post about people at a dropzone calling a girl a "ballistic meatball" behind her back. I don't want to be involved with people like that so I really hope that my dz is not like this. I'm not really fat but I work out and I have lots of muscle. I am afraid that people will call me the "ballistic meatball", I guess it's time to loose some bodyfat. Unsure


grega  (D 100020)

Apr 24, 2003, 8:07 AM
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do you weigh more than all girls together on your dropzone or just more than each girl on your dropzone ShockedTongue


Why does it matter what others think of you, important is what you think of yourself.

about the names behind your back. i bet each and everyone on this world has sort of a name that he doesn't know about. everyone is talking differently about a person behind his back either it's better or worse.


CrazyIvan  (A 43359)

Apr 24, 2003, 8:10 AM
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Re: [snowboundlava] "big boned" hahaha...ok...chubby [In reply to] Can't Post

We can call you MOAB if you want. Laugh

But seriously, who cares what other people thinks, and if your DZ is like that, go find another one. If you are in the 'weight limits' specified, don't worry about it, just be safe and have fun.

Hey...I'm on the other side of the fence, I'm a skinny ass, but, here I am, skydiving and having fun.


andy2

Apr 24, 2003, 8:20 AM
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I am afraid that people will call me the "ballistic meatball", I guess it's time to loose some bodyfat.

In my lowly opinion you can look at this two ways. 1, say fuck it and jump and don't give a shit what people think, you are doing this for yourself after all. 2, use it as a motivator to produce positive effects in your life, i.e. losing weight, living healthier.

Who cares what anyone says? Well, the answer would be all of us, you just have to learn how to harness other people's emotions that are projected upon you in a positve way.

peace, Andy


riggerrob  (D 14840)

Apr 24, 2003, 8:36 AM
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I'm not really fat but I work out and I have lots of muscle.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Then you have enough muscle to kick their nasty nickname-calling asses.

PS. Many of us have "body-image" issues. For example, rain and a knee injury prevented me from exercising nearly as much as I would have liked over the winter. I am up to 200 pounds now and afraid to try on my camera suit out of fear that it has "shrunk" around the waist.


snowboundlava  (Student)

Apr 24, 2003, 8:41 AM
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Thanks ya'll. You are all right. Why am I worried so much about what they think. I am in the limits and I do work hard in the gym and I do have enough muscle to kick their boodies. So....I'll just not worry about it and keep my boodie in the sky. My problem is that I love to eat. I love to work out, too. I just haven't gotten the eat-to-workout ratio right just yet. Laugh


grega  (D 100020)

Apr 24, 2003, 8:49 AM
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oh then you're like me.
well at least about that "like to eat" part Wink

the key is that you have to work more than you eat. not just weights you also need to do swimming, running, bicycle, ...


CanuckInUSA  (D 26396)

Apr 24, 2003, 8:56 AM
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I am a 200lb skydiver and fall rates with other skydivers have been a challenge. But I've also noticed that the small jumpers have fall rate issues as well. It's those lucky people who happen to be in the middle that have the best of both worlds and I don't think they understand the issues us big or small jumpers must endure. But if we want to jump, we must learn to deal with it. Big jumpers deal with it by wearing bulky clothing and make ourselves big in the air. Small jumpers wear tight clothing and must make themselves streamlined.

Best of luck with your training. And remember to keep your head up. Skydiving will give you an appreciation for living life to its fullest and nobody can take that away from you. Wink


TheBile

Apr 24, 2003, 9:08 AM
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You can do one of three things.

a) Say Fuck 'em and jump anyway.
b) Say screw 'em and jump anyway
c) Say "Bollocks to you lot, I'm jumping anyway" and jump anyway.

In either case you just need to ignore those assholes who would use such nicknames and hang out with the friendly guys and girls which make up the majority of any DZ. We're all over the place, (just like a freefalling AFF 1 student Wink) you just need to find us.

Have fun. Smile


Albatross  (D 32026)

Apr 24, 2003, 9:11 AM
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Bottom line is that if you are denser, heavier, fatter, whatever you need to, as Kate once put it, "Dress for success". Get the right jumpsuit, learn to fly and all the problems will go away.


CanuckInUSA  (D 26396)

Apr 24, 2003, 9:13 AM
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Oh one other thing I forgot to mention. Despite the fact that I do find smaller to medium sized women attractive, when it comes to jumping, I'd much rather jump with someone who's going to be close to my fall rate range. So if you were jumping at my dropzone, I'd ask you for a jump before I asked that 100 lb feather weight.


grega  (D 100020)

Apr 24, 2003, 9:14 AM
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and you can still say:
"i'm not overweighted, i'm undersized !" Smile

or "Screw you guys i'm going home" like proffesionals do it Wink


(This post was edited by grega on Apr 24, 2003, 9:14 AM)


suz  (Student)

Apr 24, 2003, 9:42 AM
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Hey I was a real chubby kid at school. I didnt get teased alot, because I never let my weight take over my life. But on the rare occasions where I did get teased, I used to say to them "Hey I maybe fat, but you're ugly...and I can lose weight!"Wink

that shut them up everytime


betzilla  (D 23089)

Apr 24, 2003, 10:30 AM
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Aww, don't sweat it.

Those little tiny girls have to put on weight vests in order to keep up with the guys in freefall -- you won't have to (I don't either).

"Ballistic Meatball" almost sounds like a complement.

When you look around DZ's, you'll see people in varying states of physical fitness. Don't judge yourself against the twiggy girls -- you could take them in arm wrestling anyway. Strong is healthy, and has nothing to do with thin.

So there. Smile


betzilla  (D 23089)

Apr 24, 2003, 10:35 AM
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PS. Many of us have "body-image" issues. For example, rain and a knee injury prevented me from exercising nearly as much as I would have liked over the winter. I am up to 200 pounds now and afraid to try on my camera suit out of fear that it has "shrunk" around the waist.

I know what you're going through -- I gained 30+ pound during my recovery from a broken leg. Scarily, my jumpsuits still fit me (barely -- the zipper teeth could blow any second).

Talk about a ballistic meatball! my average belly fall rate, in my freefly suit is 137, according to my protrack (and I was trying to "get big").LaughLaugh

By the end of the season, I'll have lost 15 of these pounds just through staying busy, i hope...


AggieDave  (D License)

Apr 24, 2003, 11:06 AM
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Don't worry about it. I'm what has been called "CornFed", weighing about 255-260lbs without gear. You do have to learn how to fall to the same speed as those "dried in the drier" pencil sized skydivers, but it can be done.

Hey, you're in the sport and that's what matters, so FIDO.


ps (fido = fuck it drive on)


dterrick  (B 5079)

Apr 24, 2003, 11:40 AM
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Re: [snowboundlava] "big boned" hahaha...ok...chubby [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi Heather!

As Garfield might say, "I'm not overweight, I'm under-tall!"SmileSmileSmile. I'm a stocky guy of average height and I fall like a stone, too. I've found that half the battle of recreational RW is matching fall rates with suits and lead ... at least it is on a small DZ like ours where we don't have 4 of the same ANYTHING. Small folk wear lots of lead and I wear a floppy suit and fly flat.

I used to be a gym person when I worked downtown and got no other exercise but now I'm not. If you can kick the sharp tongue's butt (and are inclied to do so) go for it! If you're a pacifist then may I suggest an alternative strategy? ....If you love to eat then you likely also love to cook. Share some of your delightful creations with the skinny (malnourished? fallrate impaired?) skydivers and watch the differntial evaporate. I'm a foodie too and NOBODY refuses my offer of chef-boy-ar-Dave grade DZ food.

Blue Skies

Dave

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My problem is that I love to eat. I love to work out, too. I just haven't gotten the eat-to-workout ratio right just yet.


Amazon  (D License)

Apr 24, 2003, 12:04 PM
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Gee people called me Amazon behind my back......at age 12.... I took that away from them....neener neener


Amazon

I am heavier than lots of people on my DZ... then again.. I am 6'1" too.

Muscles are good... it helps when they don,t show the proper attitudeMad


(This post was edited by Amazon on Apr 24, 2003, 12:07 PM)


PhillyKev

Apr 24, 2003, 12:09 PM
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Ballistic meatball sounds nice. I usually get "fat bastard".


AggieDave  (D License)

Apr 24, 2003, 12:11 PM
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Or, fallrate like a greased nickle plated safe...with rounded corners.Wink


Slickbrick

Apr 24, 2003, 12:14 PM
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I cn understand your position. I'm about 230 and when i started, i had a lot of problems staying with people. I can't count the number of RW dives I watched from 100 feet below.

get a big floppy jumpsuit, and it'll make a big difference.

My JM's gave me the "slickBrick" nick after I nearly lost one on my Level 4 dive. :~)

heck with it. there's plenty of fast fallers out there. If you make it out to the mid atlantic, look me up. I can hook you up wiht the fast fallers in my area.

Skip


bwilling  (C 13618)

Apr 24, 2003, 12:21 PM
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get a big floppy jumpsuit, and it'll make a big difference.

Yeah, what he said! I jump what amounts to a freeflysuit with grippers, and can fall with most people, but I still need to get the featherweights to put on weights to stand a chance with them... but that's one of the things that was different when I came back after a 17 year layoff... the slowfallers were actually increasing their fall rate to help in playing nice with others...


Amazon  (D License)

Apr 24, 2003, 12:52 PM
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 To SnowBoundLava The really kewl Freeflyers seem to want to find a SMOKIN base to do Hybrid dives with... I weigh a bunch more than when I quit skydiving 22 years ago....life will do that to you. I am not the floater I once was..I got really good at doing no lift dives from the DC-3. When you start out on the flight deck on one of those the base is a LONG way below you by the time you even get out the door of the aircraft. Now I can just relax.. and be in the baseSmile

Maybe with a lot more time in the air I can get good at freefly. Being on a freefly formation would be very cool for a not so little ole ladyAngelic

So get in a bunch of jumps before Lost Prairie... work on your skillz in the air. I think you will find there will be plenty of people to help you get into some form of formation if you do.

Amazon


curtismelaniej  (D 25688)

Apr 24, 2003, 1:47 PM
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In skydiving and life-- you're hot if you tell yourself you're hot. Live the dream, baby. Cool


robskydiv  (D 26660)

Apr 24, 2003, 3:59 PM
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Hi Snowbound. Don't worry about it. My exit weight is 238Lbs. Compared to small people, I'm a free-falli'n farm animal. I'll jump with ya but can you stay with me? Harry


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