Jun 13, 2003, 4:00 PM
Post #1 of 6
My wheelchair is oiled, what do I need?
Hi everyone, it's Me again. I hope to make jump #1 next week or the following one from Cross Keys in NJ. I don't want to sound stupid, but what do I wear.
My ability to move my legs and feet is minimal. Should I plan on taping my legs together so that they don't move uncontrollably. I wear orthopedic "boots" on my feet 24/7. They are only held onto my feet with velcro strap. I'm afraid that the velcro won't keep them on my feet. Would sneakers be a better choice?
I have a splint on my left hand and forearm. It too has little movement. Should I zip it inside a jacket? My right arm works okay, but my right hand doesn't. Should I zip it inside my jacket too. Please help me with how I should dress and prepare.
I'm not going to let what I can't do or move spoil this exciting day. I'm GOING FOR IT. All of your replies have made me really excited. I want to jump even more.
I've been calling and emailing my family and friends to come to dropzone.com . They can't believe how many of you responded to my post.
At first they thought I was crazy to skydive. Now, they are almost as excited as I am.
Jun 13, 2003, 4:21 PM
Post #4 of 6
Re: [hooked] My wheelchair is oiled, what do I need?
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the dropzone will guide you in your travel to high speeds! LOL
each dz has a slightly different way of doing things. so for any of us to tell you how to situate your legs would be heresy! HAHAAH Im pretty sure the instructors will letcha know what to do...unless they forgot too! ! HAHA J/k congrats and welcome to the sky!
Jun 13, 2003, 7:33 PM
Post #5 of 6
Re: [Rebel] My wheelchair is oiled, what do I need?
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The only thing I'd suggest would be calling the DZ before you actually head out to ask them. If it's too late for that, then just bring soft, comfortable clothes; one set with long sleeves and leg covering, and one with short.
And they can hold anything on with duct tape
They'll take plenty of time to get it right with you -- and you'll have a blast.