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clintonradloff

Asperger's syndrome

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Hi, im Clinton, a regular on here. i have Asperger's syndrome and i cannot make up my mind with certain things. ive always wanted to do a tandem jump. but i have a fear of being up-side-down in the open. i think ill get over it sometime. maybe with a bit of help. oh well plans are being made to include me in a tandem jump at Christmas or New Year. maybe bring in the new year up there.
Clinton

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Talk to your tandem instructor about your fears. I'm sure you'll be able to find someone who can exit with you in a way that you are unlikely to find yourself upside down. There are rarely any guarantees... but I wouldn't be surprised if there was an instructor who would feel confident he could keep you head up at all times.

Take a look at some tandem videos. Not all of them involve the tandem pair going upside down - simply find an instructor who is confident he can achieve an exit like that. :)

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I work with kids who have AS so I'm a little it aware of your situation. I believe you'd enjoy your experience, but a good question would be, what happens when you are in a situation like that? As said, some things in skydiving, while are manigable, few are 100% certainty. How are you about close quarters? PM me if you'd like.

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Keep us informed. My youngest son (21 yo) has AS. I'm pretty sure he'd balk at a skydive, but I'd like to hear your reaction.



Damn, mate I didn't think you were much older than that yourself!:o

Good luck Clint, youll have a blast!
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