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Thread: Have you tried skydiving?

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    Have you tried skydiving?

    This is what my husband, my daughter, and I did this weekend...and NO, I'm not going again...It was very scary for me, as you can tell. I don't even like roller coasters.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AehJP8qx9Gs&feature=plcp
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    You are a braver soul than me to have done it at least once.

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    O!M!G! Are you crazy???
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    Hurrah for you! At least you tried it and pushed yourself! You may never do it again but YOU DID IT! Good for you!
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    OMG! Better you than me! I thougt I was brave to go up in a balloon!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    I can think of no good reason to jump out of a perfectly flying airplane

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    OMG That was crazy! I don't think I could jump out of a plane, I probaly wouldn't remember any of it cause I would black out.......

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    Oh my gosh. Thanks so much for this. I always wanted to try it but after seeing this I'm glad I didn't. It was wonderful to see what it's like though. You were very brave.

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    This is one of my bucket list items ... has been for a long time.

    Congrats!! You did it!!
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    Wow, you are brave! When I was younger I used to think I would like to try it, then one day I went up with a friend who was going sky diving (just to ride along). After that I knew I could never do it.

    I don't like heights, don't even like to stand on a chair to change a light bulb!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvstoquilt View Post
    OMG! Better you than me! I thougt I was brave to go up in a balloon!
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    You're BOTH waaaaaaaaaaay braver (?) than me! Sometimes it freaks me out that I'm 5' off the ground (I'm 5' tall)!!! My DD has gone sky diving & DH would go in a heartbeat but me? Uh, no... mixing plaids & stripes is about as daring as I get!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CraftyCricket View Post
    OMG That was crazy! I don't think I could jump out of a plane, I probaly wouldn't remember any of it cause I would black out.......
    I wouldn't just black out -- I'd straight up have a heart attack! And then, so much for pulling your ripcord!
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    I know the view was wonderful but, not me girl. I would have been screaming all the way down.

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    Man, that brings back memories!! I used to jump back when we used round parachutes that provided some pretty hard landings. Tandem jumping was just making an appearance when I moved on to other adventures but it's a great way for people to experience the full thrill of skydiving without much training. You had a great pilot and the whole video was a lot of fun to watch, although I laughed 'til my sides ached at the sound of that music that doesn't seem to have changed ever. Thanks for sharing.

    BTW - my experience is that jump planes don't tend to be "perfectly good" airplanes and the jumper is quite happy to leave the pilot to land on his own.
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    I'm going to do that sometime in the next few weeks.My question is: why don't they ever show the landing? My DSIL went to celebrate his 40th birthday and said "never again" as well! He said the landing scared the daylights out of him...so what about it? Can it be THAT scary?
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    The landing was not scary at all....it just didn't come fast enough.

    And the plane was the scariest part for my husband. It looked like it was held together with duck tape and it was havin' a hard time staying level when these (2) pro divers were hanging their *** out the door.
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    Some people are like Slinkies - not really good for anything, but you still can't help but chuckle when you see one tumble down the stairs.

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    I would have peed.
    If no one ever experimented we'd all still be making 4 patches.

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    I would never jump out of a perfectly good airplane.

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    with a couple of people not being harnessed in correctly lately, i think i'll skip it. but i'm sure it was an experience!!

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    Shoot, when I'm ready to die THEN I might go skydiving; 'coz if I go beforehand, I'll sure die of fright as I'm afraid of heights!
    Grandma of 5 beautiful grand kids, 4 crazy cats & 1 dog!

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    I jumped back in 1978 before tandem jumping. They had a tether connected between the parachute and plane's strut. When I'd dropped enough the tether opened the chute. We trained for 3 hours on how to jump, learning to check the chute so, if it didn't properly open, we could open the reserve chute.

    Well...I must have passed out. The opening of the main chute brought me to conciousness but I never checked it to make sure it was opened properly. It was quite an experience. One of our group broke his leg on landing.

    We were ready to do it again the next week but it was too windy for newbies so we planned to do it again in the spring. By then, I'd had enough time to think about it and never did it again. I'm glad I did it but I must have been crazy.

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    I was "jumping" in the mid 70's , I LOVED IT!

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    Why would anyone jump out of a perfectly good plane?....Not me for sure!!!
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    Thanks for posting your video, it gave me some idea of what it might be like. Congrats to you!
    "Be brave enough to be who you really are.

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    I sky-dived about 30 years ago and absolutely loved it! floated a good 10 minutes before landing (did a little butt bumping on the landing!). I would love to do a tandem jump but don't think these old bones and back could handle another jump!

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