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  1. Fear is completely normal, you body is going through all kinds of new sensations and experiences. It Do you best not to over think things. Trust what your instructors say and listen to them. Stop trying to over-analyze things. Also, RELAX and breath :-) It may be difficult at first, but keep working on it. And the more you do it, the easier skydiving will be. This is not a competition and you don't have to be perfect, especially when you are first starting.
  2. Has anyone seen this yet?
  3. Skydive Arizona should be able to help you with that, though their school is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. It should be sunny and warm during that time of year and there is generally little chance of rain. But like bsipe said it might be difficult to get all 25 jumps in during 1 week, 1 1/2 - 2 weeks is more likely to get it all done.
  4. I have a question :-) After they separated, and the camera person still has all of that wrapped around their foot when they opened. After they get under canopy it looks like they were trying to get it off their foot, and did, which then got caught in their canopy. So the question, was removing it the best decision? I know not seeing what, where, and how tight, etc, it all was makes it difficult to say what exactly should be done, but what would you do in that situation?
  5. Florida police department will test your drugs for coronavirus for free. They will even come to you! I wonder how many people have, or will have, their drugs tested It is Florida after all
  6. From my understanding, the dropzones near there focus mostly on tandems and not very good for fun jumpers as you won't be able to get a lot of jumps in.
  7. Without knowing why your shoulder has restricted movement it is difficult to say what to do. However, maybe start by scheduling an appointment with a physical therapist or a massage therapist. Or you may need a combination of both. It could be that the weak muscles are over powered by stronger muscles or other functional issues, and a physical therapist should be able to help with that. For massage, make sure to do some research before scheduling, there is a very wide variance of how beneficial their work will be and how good they are. I would look for one that does therapeutic massage and/or sports massage. For some massage therapists it is just a job and they don't really care and pretty much just rub oil or lotion on you, and some truly want to help people get better and try to find the source of the issue. If neither of those help, it may be a bigger issue and you may need to see a doctor.
  8. A woman in a hot air balloon realizes she is lost. She lowers her altitude and spots a man fishing from a boat below. She shouts to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am." The man consults his portable GPS and replies, "You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude. She rolls her eyes and says, "You must be a Republican!" "I am," replies the man. "How did you know?" "Well," answers the balloonist, "everything you tell me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you're not much help to me." The man smiles and responds, "You must be a Democrat." "I am, replies the balloonist. "How did you know?" "Well," says the man, "You don't know where you are or where you're going. You've risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and now you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but, somehow, now it's my fault."
  9. Learn to the precision pack (psycho pack). I have only used that pack job for about 20 years and love it. Though I do it a little different then most others. I first learned it when I had a fairly slippery canopy and have never gone back. It takes about half the work to get it in the bag and once it is in it won't pop back out even if you let it go. Back in the day when I used to pack I packed everything with that that way, student rigs, tandems, sport rigs, etc. The tandem master used to say it was the best, very soft, and most consistent openings.
  10. I didn't even look that far, lol. I had noticed the list of old posts before, but never bothered to look at it. ETA: Wow that was a trip down memory lane. Those pics are all from boogies about 15+/- years ago. There were several of people that are no longer with us but it was great to see their smiling faces again. And I also figured out how to see (possibly) all of the posts made. After going to your profile and clicking on "See my activity", then go to the left column under Forums. There is Topics and Posts, I have 19 pages of posts which seems about right, and they all seem to be posts. You have 267 pages of Posts
  11. If you go to your profile you can see your activity (posts you've made and commented on). When I looked at my profile I saw posts back several years. I have not tried the search function so I don't know why posts are not showing up there.
  12. My friend that used to be a hairstylist shared this video. Semi-nsfw A great way to up your man-scaping game, make your mug match your rug. And it may help you dick pic game
  13. I think a great video series is AM & PM Yoga for Beginners with Rodney Yee and Patricia Walden, produced by Gaia. They are both about 10 minutes long plus a 5ish minute meditation; short, simple but helpful. They give suggestions on how to do the poses when you have difficulty getting all the way into a position. Just don't push yourself to hard, especially in the beginning. More is not better and trying to do a pose in a way that your body is not ready for can cause injuries, so listen to your body. There is a difference between your body struggling to maintain a pose and pain from holding a pose wrong or pushing to much to get more of a stretch. Yoga is really not about creating flexibility it is more about learning to relax the body and mind enough for the body is able to lengthen and loosen up. Shaking is a good thing, pain is a bad thing. Most yoga classes at a place (gym, studio, etc) are 50-60 minutes or longer. You can find shorter and longer ones on YouTube, or anywhere that you can find fitness videos. Search for yoga for flexibility, as there are several kinds of yoga; some to increase strength, focus, meditation, and/or relaxation, among other things.