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Wild ride

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Sir EvilFreeSmeg, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. Sir EvilFreeSmeg

    Sir EvilFreeSmeg Banned

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    Wild ride

    I went skydiving yesterday. I made a tandem jump (cheaper). The jump was from 13,000 feet above the deck. Freefall for 60 seconds or about 8,000 feet, open at 5,000 feet, fly around a bit and come to a sliding landing on our butts.

    As soon as I figure out how to put the video on youtube.com I'll share it.
     
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    put it on your xanga n00b!

    That's what I do.
     
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    Yeah, there too.
     
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    What i remember from my jumping days is the silence up there.
     
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    Yep, the silence.
     
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    Other than the whoops and hollers and some racket from the 'chute it was quite quiet.
     
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    Lucky *******. I've wanted to go skydiving for a while now, but don't have the cash or opportunity to do it. Of course, I live in Toronto, and it's only $20 to go up to the observation deck at the CN Tower... but that's kind of a one time deal, and several thousand feet short of fun.
     
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    My folks got it for me for a birthday present. I can't afford to jump. It's well over $200 for each jump. More if you want pictures/video.
     
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    What's the hold up? :scratch:



     
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    I left the DVD at home :dumbarse:

    I should be able to get it up on Wednesday. Tonight and tomorrow are totally shot and Wed. I have a coaching session to do. If I'm not too drunk I"ll get it up then.

    Believe me, the look on my face when we jumped will be worth the wait. Please keep all food and drink away while watching. Keyboards can be expensive.
     
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    200 Dollar a jump?!

    Thats expensive indeed, in my days i am sure we jumped for less than halve. Even when you didnt have a chute of your own it was cheap. You could rent one from the club for a minimal fee and if you folded it yourself after the jump you would get most of that refunded.



     
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    I think the expense mainly comes from needing to be able to pay for insurance. Their facilities are fine as well as their gear. Still, the cost is worth it.
     
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    What do you mean when you say fold? I hope you don't mean pack it for the next jump. I have heard that is a bit tricky in that it needs to be done right (for obvious reasons).

    I woudn't want anyone but an expert packing my chute.
     
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    Pack the chute for the next jump is what i mean when i say fold yes. Overhere where i live you cannot jump untill you are qualified to do so. Wich includes folding/packing your own chute.

    I know the feeling, when i was active as a jumper and i had to use a chute from someone else or rent one from the club i'd unpack it and fold it up myself again. It is really not that hard. There are some myth's alive about that subject, mostly they are wrong.

    I do not want anyone, expert or not, to pack my chute.



     
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    Not even yourself? :shocked: Damn you're hardcore



     
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    Wise guy. :)



     
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    ah ok. That makes sense.

    I salute you!

    Thanks for the info.
     
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    Just make sure you don't get the parachute with the cutlery in it instead. Oh, and don't let anyone hand you an anvil on the way down either.
     
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    Heh, one of the women that went up but wasn't part of the jump still had a 'chute on. As she was getting strapped in she commented on it being so small. One of the instructors piped up about that's how small a properly packed pillow looks. She just about pissed herself right there in the manifest office.
     
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    That seems pretty reasonable, I think.

    I spent about that much when I did a jump from 11,000 feet.

    I take it that was your first jump, Smeg? How long did the adrenaline rush last?



     

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