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This topic contains 34 replies, has 15 contributors, and was last updated by rickym RickyM 2 years, 6 months ago.

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  • July 30, 2013 at 7:02 pm #586470 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 8/17/2004
    Anyone here jump out of airplanes? My first jump is Saturday morning if the weather’s clear.
    July 30, 2013 at 7:55 pm #586476 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 9/15/2006
    Location: Call me...867-5309
    Why would someone want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane?{#emotions_dlg.mathews_whistle}


    I do hope you have fun though…{#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    The end is near....
    July 30, 2013 at 8:05 pm #586477 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 8/4/2004
    ahh….. no!  {#emotions_dlg.mathews_tongue}  have fun bud!!!
    July 30, 2013 at 8:57 pm #586488 Back to Top REPORT
    Bow Drawn

    Joined: 11/14/2007
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    If jump take a video of it share back here. Beyond that you ain’t right. That’s crazy stuff right there.
    July 30, 2013 at 9:40 pm #586497 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 35
    Joined: 1/26/2011
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    heck no i never will. my bro inlaw did it. my sister recorded it, and u could hear the aussie screamin from 1/4 mile in the air. hes a bit crazy at times normally, and said thats somethin he will never try again … oya, have a good 1. lol
    July 31, 2013 at 9:39 am #586538 Back to Top REPORT


    Joined: 2/28/2006
    You are in for a life changing experience!!!

    I have done 3 tandem jumps. Be sure to have it video taped.  It’s worth the $.  First jump is a blur…sensory overload, crazy stress/fear.  But, that’s why you do it.  Once you complete it, your thinking process changes ( for the good.)
    Second and third jump were better.  I was able to focus on the free fall and my surroundings and what I was actually doing/experiencing.
    The first jump, the main focus was survival and trying to breath.
    I was good flying up to 13.5 thousand feet for the jump.  The realization of what your about to do kicks in when the door opens. That when things got real for me.
    Once out the door all the instruction given to me stayed on the plane.  Arch, Arms out, head back, knees bent.  He had to pull my legs and head into position and guide my arms to where they were supposed to be.  TIP #1 Keep you mouth closed.  Traveling at terminal velocity, 125mph with your mouth open makes it difficult to breath.  It’s close to a minute of free fall.  It’s loud because of the wind. Then the chute opens.  TIP #2  Make sure your harness is not compromising anything in your groin region.  The opening of the chute is pretty forceful on the body. Your going 125mph to 0 instantly.  Then its absolutely quiet.  Beautiful view. Landing in a piece of cake.
    I excited to hear about your experience.
    Blue skies!
    Dr. Doolin

    July 31, 2013 at 3:04 pm #586571 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 3/29/2007
    Sounds like fun.. I’d love to do it someday..
    Be safe and have a blast.. :-)
    July 31, 2013 at 7:18 pm #586607 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 8/17/2004
    I knew we had to have someone here with as little sense as me. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_laughing} I can’t wait till Saturday!! Backdoc, I’ve watched a buttload of videos and I do believe when the door opens it will all get real. I’m not concerned in the least right now but we all know the door should always remain closed while in flight. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_laughing}

    Maybe we could also talk about my herniated c6 and bone spur sometime, I’m hoping freefall will straighten things out {#emotions_dlg.mathews_tongue}

    August 1, 2013 at 8:47 am #586657 Back to Top REPORT
    Bow Drawn

    Joined: 11/14/2007
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    Mark I think the term is scared straight not “straighten things out”  {#emotions_dlg.mathews_whistle}  Hope you make a two point landing and land on both your feet. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_devil}
    August 1, 2013 at 8:49 am #586658 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 31
    Joined: 8/4/2006
    Location: Ohio
    I’ve done it once and it was a blast!

    Here is the video we bought for my dad for his tandem jump (it was his birthday present):

    All We Do Is SELFILMED
    August 1, 2013 at 4:20 pm #586762 Back to Top REPORT
    Vincent Martin

    Joined: 7/5/2004
    Location: NY
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    Always wanted to try that myself..  Have fun and let us know how it was.
    August 1, 2013 at 8:09 pm #586788 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 64
    Joined: 7/21/2004
    Location: Ohio
    May your chute open wide and float you to a wonderful experience{#emotions_dlg.mathews_cool}

    As for me, I’m stickin to the ground {#emotions_dlg.mathews_laughing}

    August 2, 2013 at 4:27 pm #586877 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 11/26/2005
    Location: Guess!
    Good Luck Mark…
    August 2, 2013 at 7:29 pm #586935 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 8/17/2004
    Thanks for the video, Brett. The weather is looking good and I can’t wait.
    August 3, 2013 at 5:29 am #587040 Back to Top REPORT
    Ohio SWB

    Age: 49
    Joined: 3/1/2006
    Location: Ohio
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    i almost did it 10 years ago ,group of 5 of us 3 out of 5 back out ,i was so piss they turn me down ! wished i went !!
    -}}}--------------------> shooting Helim and now switchy is retire hangin on the wall!
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