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  • Has anyone gone Skydiving?

    Has anyone gone Skydiving before? How is it? Near the department I work for seasonally theres a local skydiving center where you can skydive over the beach. It's on my bucket list so i figured I would get time on my day off to do it.

    http://www.skydiveoc.com/

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    No. Went through the class, brought an extra pair of shorts thinking I would poop on the way down. Took 3 nervous poops during the class...the time came...TOO WINDY!!! THANK YOU GOD!!! He heard my prayers...never went back.
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    • #3
      Nope...can't see myself jumping out of a plane that is flying just fine!

      I'd have a death grip on the door!

      Let us know how it went!
      This profession is not for people looking for positive reinforcement from the public. Very often it can be a thankless job and you can't desire accolades, because those are not usually forthcoming. Just do your job to the best of your ability and live with the decisions you've made.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by deputy x 2 View Post
        Nope...can't see myself jumping out of a plane that is flying just fine!

        I'd have a death grip on the door!

        Let us know how it went!
        http://failblog.org/2011/05/03/epic-...-courage-fail/

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        • #5
          Originally posted by deputy x 2 View Post
          Nope...can't see myself jumping out of a plane that is flying just fine!

          I'd have a death grip on the door!

          Let us know how it went!
          LOL will do it was between bungie jumping and sky diving.

          I really dont trust those bungie cords, figured they'll break with my luck...
          Last edited by MDYoung; 05-05-2011, 09:06 PM.

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          • #6
            And you would trust the chute packer???

            They have those indoor skydiving places in Calee....I just don't think I could make myself jump out of an airplane. No actually, I know I couldn't.....even if it was a tandem jump....PUT ON THE BRAKES!!!!!
            This profession is not for people looking for positive reinforcement from the public. Very often it can be a thankless job and you can't desire accolades, because those are not usually forthcoming. Just do your job to the best of your ability and live with the decisions you've made.

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            • #7
              I went skydiving several years ago (April fool's day... actually). Never had an adrenaline rush bigger than when you're standing on the edge of the plane, looking at the ground, with your divemaster saying "3...2...JUMP" It wasn't so much of a jump though, more of a push. Spent the first few seconds upside down, watching the plane go away from us. Then we flipped over, the drone chute came out and I watched the ground. It didn't really feel all that high - kinda looked like I was still in the plane, except for the whole "free-falling at 120mph" thing.

              Freefall seemed to last forever (I don't even remember how long it actually was). Then came time to open the main chute. I guess they're supposed to open over a period of several seconds - makes it a little more gentle. Not ours. Popped right open (hey, at least it worked!). My balls felt like they were in my throat. Then you float back to earth. This part is neat because instead of the rush of freefall, you get to just look around for what seems like eternity. Landing was nice and gentle. Then it was over.

              I plan on going again.... this time I'll buy the darn video.
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              • #8
                Thanks Guams you just made me feel a lot better about my decision to jump out of an airplane.

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                • #9
                  I forgot to mention... don't go as early in the season as I did. When we jumped, we got pummeled with ice crystals. That was the only part of the experience I didn't like. My hands and face were purple by the time we landed. They took me inside to warm up and ran tap water over my hands (the water was as cold as the faucet would allow) and it still burned.
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                  • #10
                    Be careful it's addictive and you may end up spending all your days off at the airport...
                    It doesn't seem to be physically intense, but nervously it will drain you down. When I was younger, I remember not being able to make more than 7 to 8 jumps a day without having to nap in between.

                    If it's on your bucket list, go for it, you won't regret it. However I would highly suggest not to do only one jump, but take a short program to do at least 5 jumps by yourself. The first jump you go but you don't have time to really enjoy it because you don't know what to expect. The second one is the most intense and may be stressful when you get out of the door, after you really start to appreciate it.

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                    • #11
                      Never been civilian skydiving but I'm in an Airborne unit in the military. Top 12 biggest rushes of my life so far have been all 12 of my jumps. Probably the scares as well.

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                      • #12
                        I have tried to have my wife do it forever but she just wont do it.
                        MDRDEP:

                        There are no stupid questions, but there sure are a lot of inquisitive idiots.

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                        • #13
                          Once you're looking out of the door, it seems surreal. I doubt you'll regret the experience.

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                          • #14
                            Army- painful... fun, but painful.

                            Civilian- much better! I agree about the course. You can take the class for about another 100 bucks and get to jump by yourself and more times. Just a thought. It is addicting though. Just warning you.

                            Bungee jumping isn't all that bad. The initial jump is fun. It's when you come back up and float that you almost sh1t your pants and think you're going to die.
                            I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkey's.
                            - Mark Twain

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Guams View Post
                              It didn't really feel all that high - kinda looked like I was still in the plane, except for the whole "free-falling at 120mph" thing.
                              It seemed like somewhere just before the chute deployed, all that changed. I was enjoying the ride and thinking "This isn't so bad." until all of sudden the ground seemed to be coming at Mach 3. That was a bit of a pucker factor until the chute caught us and we floated down.

                              My only regret is not doing to more often....
                              Originally posted by kontemplerande
                              Without Germany, you would not have won World War 2.

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