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Thinking of going skydiving , any advice

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by raven11, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. JLB768

    JLB768 Old & Grumpy Lifetime Member

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    I'd say just make sure your strapped in well :supergrin:

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  2. And if you do forget the parachute, don't forget the camera.
     

  3. fwm

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  4. costanza187

    costanza187 I like Macs

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    If you are somebody who stutters, you might only want to count to 3 before pulling the ripcord.
     
  5. raven11

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    Can you elaborate on that?
     
  6. Clutch Cargo

    Clutch Cargo Amsterdam Haze

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    Probably better than counting to 10. :whistling:
     
  7. Al Czervik

    Al Czervik My arm!

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    :wavey:

    Syntax....I think you just got a bad TM. Some land them all standing up; some ride the passenger in every time.
     
  8. Halojumper

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    Priority of actions (in increasing urgency)

    1. Pull at the correct altitude while stable

    2. Pull at the correct altitude

    3. Pull!
     
  9. dbcooper

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZAD3YZkEqk"]Youtube Poop: Without a Parachute - YouTube[/ame]


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oS0815px9c"]See You in Hell Johnny! (POINT BREAK) - YouTube[/ame]
     
  10. Hines57

    Hines57 Simple Member

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    Keep your mouth closed.

    My second jump was in pretty cold weather. I guess I had my mouth open most of the way down. By the time we were ready to land, I couldn't see anything. I had slober frozen all over my goggles. My tandem guy wasn't real happy either.
     
  11. 3glkdog

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    When in doubt whip it out.
     
  12. ricka10

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    I would suggest doing whatever it takes to jump solo and not tandom. When I did it many years ago there wasn't any tandom jumping and I packed my own chute. If a failure happened with the chute it was my own fault.

    Back then it was five static lines and then a "hop and pop".

    It builds confidence in yourself when yourself is all you have to rely on. :wavey:
     
  13. costanza187

    costanza187 I like Macs

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    Yes, it's from an old joke:

    These guys took their friend who stutters skydiving. They were instructed to jump from the plane, count to 10, then pull the ripcord.

    They jumped out of the plane and did as they were instructed. As they were floating down with their parachutes open, their stuttering friend zipped right by them towards the ground going "TH-TH-TH-TH-TH-TREE". :outtahere:
     
  14. Halojumper

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    I disagree. The old static line progression method was fine for its day but it really was only suitable for people who wanted to get certified. Now with tandems, a person can go up, with minimal time and training and experience the joy of free fall. I did static line jumping for 14 years before my first free fall and you can keep. Besides, I don't think any DZs offer that any more.
     
  15. aspartz

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    Start on the moon, there's less gravity.

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  16. Singlemalt

    Singlemalt In the rough

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    DO IT!

    Odd, I did it a couple years ago, the ole bucket list item. This weekend I will put in my 100th jump, needless to say it became a hobby.
     
  17. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    AFF is the way to go for learning to Skydive.

    (Accelerated Free Fall)

    :cool:
     
  18. Al Czervik

    Al Czervik My arm!

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    Anybody still do that?
     
  19. mgs

    mgs Always Carrying Millennium Member

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    I have to agree!