David Wang

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David Wang last won the day on December 6 2020

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  1. Optimist. I've realized that I'm really an optimist after my accident. I didn't even get depression, PTSD, etc etc
  2. I can relate. I haven't fully recovered yet (still have 2 surgeries scheduled) but I'm determined to get my A license. It's gonna be hard, I would be scared, the risk exists. But getting the license has been always a dream and I'm determined to get it. Whether I keep jumping or not after getting my license, that's a different thing and I wouldn't think about it right now. But I know that overcoming injuries, getting back in the sky and achieving my dream represent an end to my journey (did a tandem and got hooked, got through AFF, had an accident and survived, lengthy recovery...etc) What was your goal before you got injured? Do you still want to achieve that goal? I always believe that we will get anything we want if we want them badly enough. Stay safe and I wish you the best!
  3. Lol I watched his video before and it was very funny he said he "almost died."
  4. Hey all... I finally get to know what's going on with my shoulder! I just received my MRI report yesterday. I have a posterior superior labral tear (I guess this is a SLAP) and small Hills Sachs deformity. I think there is a high chance that I will get the labral repair surgery, and I will talk to my sports ortho this Thursday. Does anyone have any experiences with it? What's your best advice for me? Thanks and Blue Skies!
  5. Great article! I remember my first jump...and those emotions & feelings after landing....happiest day of my life. Looking forward to my first comeback jump. "“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
  6. Thanks for the advice! I will definitely bring my parents to the DZ. Actually I'm planning to attend Celebration of Life with my parents... Idk...will that be a good way to introduce the sport to my parents??
  7. I recommend you utilizing Elsinore coaching program. Instead of doing those boring solos you can continue developing your skills for free. (curious - do you need to pay for your coach's slot?) Have fun and stay safe... :) man you will get your A in no time! (jealous) And come visit Perris some time.
  8. Bruh. What about innocent Asian Americans?
  9. Thank you for sharing your story and advice! I think discussing about risks with my parents won't really work because I've already got hurt once lol. My mom already thinks that it's a dangerous sport....and I know it's not a safe sport..lol. But my definition of "dangerous" may be different from her. I will be at college by then, and I'm planning to get back in the sky in college. I will pay *most* of my tuition. *most* but not *all*. My parents will help pay a small percentage of tuition. Thanks for sharing!!
  10. However things I can do for my parents (for me as well) are: heal completely before jumping again, being hyper aware of safety and staying safe in the sky.
  11. I can definitely understand her feelings, but HATE what she is doing! I will jump (target date: Summer 2022) whether she likes it or not.
  12. I was just talking to my mom about surgery and she said that I made a bad decision to cut away the main and I'm not qualified to skydive because of that. I was so pissed and I didn't know what to say. This is utterly ridiculous and unfair. Cutting away the main at that low might be a bad decision but landing a down plane would not be a great decision either. It was a complicated situation and I just made the decision that I felt right. I feel so tired just to talk to my mom about skydiving. You guy's stories are awesome!
  13. Ha! I was lucky to have a great instructor with me in AFF and I did all the jumps with her. I learned a ton and had a great time jumping. Kindness, patience, encouragement, safety awareness and constantly emphasizing safety, teacher-student engagement, and overall making all the jump experiences fun and memorable. To be honest I think I have failed to be a testament to their teaching because I was unsafe and got broken this early. But all the memories + passion of flying keep me in the sport.