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Ncrowe  (A 46781)

Dec 29, 2003, 7:25 PM
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Just wanted to say hello everyone I've not made my first jump but will hopefully get to jump on the 11 th if the weathers nice. One quick question do you have to do a tandom before your first AFF jump?


Brodes

Dec 29, 2003, 7:40 PM
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Welcome, i just did my first AFF jump it is like nothing else!! Smile

oh and we don't have to do a tandem first in australia, i think it's like that everywhere though..


Premier TomAiello  (D 22400)
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Dec 29, 2003, 8:26 PM
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In reply to:
One quick question do you have to do a tandom before your first AFF jump?

It depends on the Dropzone policy, in most places.

Some DZ's will make you do a tandem first, some won't. Ask at your DZ (or call around and ask all the local DZ's, then pick the one who's policy you like).

Welcome to the forums!


AggieDave  (D License)

Dec 29, 2003, 8:28 PM
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You don't have to do a tandem before AFF at many DZs, however, I would highly very very HIGHLY recommend doing a tandem first. It can only really help you with your AFF training.

Actually, if the DZ you go to offers it, I would highly recommend doing a tandem progression into AFF. You'll do better and learn faster, most likely you'll save a few hundred bucks as well.


skyyhi  (B 26847)

Dec 29, 2003, 9:06 PM
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I just started with AFF and never did a Tandem. . .I am doing just fine on my AFF progression, but that is not the case for everyone. . .that first moment out the door can be pretty scary the first time and is like NOTHING you have ever experienced. . .

Doing a tandem progression will save you about $100 or more at some dropzones. . .call around, visit local dropzones and sign up at the one that "feels" the best to you. . .they all have a different vibe so it is best to go where you feel the most comfortable when you are making your first jump. . .

Welcome to the forums. . .


Ncrowe  (A 46781)

Dec 29, 2003, 9:14 PM
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I appreciate all the replys, seems like theres a 50/50 or sp split about doing a tandom first. As far as my DZ goes its already been chosen. Mainly because one of my good friends is an instructor there and my other good friend just got his AFF there. I guess i'll just talk to my guy and see what he thinks would be best for me. If were to decide to forgo the tandom how forgiving are the student canapys? it seems like most of the serious injuries and fatalities i've beem reading about happen during landing.


Nightingale  (B 26984)

Dec 29, 2003, 10:47 PM
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I did a tandem first, and would HIGHLY recommend it. Freefall is such an alien environment that its sensory overload at first. I don't think I'd have passed my AFF 1 if I hadn't done a tandem and at least been prepared for the way freefall felt.


Brodes

Dec 29, 2003, 11:31 PM
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In reply to:
Freefall is such an alien environment that its sensory overload at first.

I'll NEVER forget my first two seconds of freefall (sensory overload and all), and the first two seconds after pulling Smile


testpilot  (D 830)

Dec 30, 2003, 2:22 AM
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Welcome to the party.


billymotox  (C 35489)

Dec 30, 2003, 8:45 AM
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Welcome! you're gonna have a blast!Cool


atsaubrey  (A 44961)

Dec 30, 2003, 11:19 AM
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I wanted to do a tandem first but when instructors looked at me they ran in fear, with a big NNOOOO. Just kidding, i ididnt have the opportunity to do a tandem because of my size and just barely got someone to put me thru AFF. It is hilarious when manifest calls on a TM to come meet me for my tandem though....every DZ seems like they have a TM they like to screw with. I would definately recommend a tandem for your first dive though..freefall is...well...SENSORY OVERLOAD. No other way to explain it, but you'll understand that soon enough.Wink


bongwater

Dec 30, 2003, 11:52 AM
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My first, and only jump so far was tandem. I can't think of a better intro. I also haven't been able to think about anything else since. Starting AFF in a couple of weeks, weather permitting. Just wanted to say hello...


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Dec 30, 2003, 3:30 PM
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Welcome to the forums! Smile I think doing a tandem first is a very good option for a lot of people because there is so much sensory overload on the first jump.


Ncrowe  (A 46781)

Dec 31, 2003, 11:42 AM
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Thanks for the replys everyone !! Looks like i'll most likely be doing a tandem into AFF progression, can't wait for the first jump!!!!! Nice to meet everyone


DShiznit  (B 27023)

Jan 2, 2004, 2:11 PM
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Sup. Welcome.

edit - btw, you suck at both skydiving and drag racing. Tongue


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hotpinksky  (Student)

Jan 2, 2004, 6:41 PM
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Hello and welcome! I am so excited for you, and look forward to hearing about your first jump. I have jumped twice, tandem, and plan to do my AFF next. As a beginner, I prefer to be totally comfortable with the freefall experience first. Even with two tandem jumps, there were so many different factors involved, that I realize that every experience is different. Weather, aircraft, type of exit, that has all made such a difference to me with my two jumps. Freefall is -as you have heard already- something else!!! You never really know what to expect. So for that reason, I too would recommend the tandem first, at least once. Enjoy it!! Lisa


Ncrowe  (A 46781)

Jan 3, 2004, 6:08 PM
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In reply to:
Sup. Welcome.

edit - btw, you suck at both skydiving and drag racing. Tongue

HAH! heh your lucky I sold my car and moved to Florida or I would have had to make a little trip to Dallas and given you a drag racing lesson:Tongue And I haven't made my first jump yet so theres a 50/50 chance of sucking.:)


Thanks for the warm welcome lisa and everyone else!!


TypicalFish

Jan 4, 2004, 4:53 PM
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I would say do the tandem first so you can enjoy the ride. Even on your first AFF, there is so much to remember that you kind of lose sight of the "enjoyment"...


Ncrowe  (A 46781)

Jan 4, 2004, 5:03 PM
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I hung out with my friend/soon to be instructor last night and we deicded it'd be best for me to do the tandem first so thats the route I'm going to take. Now I just have to wait until saturday this is going to tbe the longest week ever.


hotpinksky  (Student)

Jan 4, 2004, 5:28 PM
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GOOD TIMES! Let us know how it goes. Peace. Wink


Unstable  (D 28930)

Jan 6, 2004, 12:29 AM
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    Welcome To the greatest sport on (Or off of) the face of the earth!! Your life (and pocket book) Will never be the same - YOu'll love it!!!!


Ncrowe  (A 46781)

Jan 10, 2004, 2:44 PM
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Shaking Fist at the Sky !!!! Damn clouds , no first jump today but tomorrow is looking good.


Ncrowe  (A 46781)

Jan 11, 2004, 7:12 PM
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Well I have officialy lost my mind, WOW sensory overload is a huge understatment. This is an totally insane sport and I now know how someone just falls in love with it. Allthough a lot of the free fall is blurry at best I can't wait to get back up. I haven't signed up for AFF yet but i know myself well enough to know I probably will by next weekend. Thanks to everyone out at Pahokee especially Dave VH.


ChileRelleno  (D 24868)

Jan 13, 2004, 12:20 PM
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Hi!


Ncrowe  (A 46781)

Jan 18, 2004, 4:51 PM
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Welp spent alllllllllllllll day at Pahokee , but due to a late start and the instructor being busy I still have 2 hours or so left for AFF 1. So it looks like if all goes well I'll be doing my first AFF jump next saturday during the boogie. It was nice getting to meet some people and hang out, but this is going to be a long week.. si


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