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03-21-06, 07:27 PM #1Cheech Guest
I just put down for going skydiving.
Fuck , April 22 im jumping out of a perfectly good airplane! Im scared as shit.
03-21-06, 07:45 PM #2Originally Posted by LasvegasogBeing the best is not what always counts. What counts is always trying your best.
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03-21-06, 07:45 PM #3
I did that a few times in my younger days, and it was the biggest rush I've ever gotten! When you go out of the plane the first time, it will be the scariest thing you'll ever do, but once the chute opens, it's fantastic. After the first time, you know what to expect, so while it's still a rush, the sheer panic is gone. Have a ball!For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly upon all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn.
03-21-06, 08:09 PM #4Cheech Guest
I know ill piss myself
03-21-06, 08:29 PM #5
03-22-06, 08:20 AM #6
Don't do it!!!
03-22-06, 08:28 AM #7
This might be part of a sophisticated INS operation. They'll take a bunch of folks up, push all of them out over Nevada. He'll start to head for the door, and they'll be like "oh not yet, there are too many chutes open. Wait just a few minutes." Then, they'll quietly pass into Mexican airspace. Then LVOG will get the green light to jump.
03-22-06, 11:57 AM #8
I just can't see jumping out of a perfectly airworthy aircraft.
03-22-06, 01:44 PM #9
I jumped on my 18th birthday, it was one of the best things I ever did. You might be surprised and not be as scared as you anticipate. I kept waiting to start feeling really nervous when I went, but it never came. I just had the time of my life.
Since it's your first time, it's definitely worth paying for the video and photos, too. It's a fun thing to relive when you're feelin down.
03-22-06, 01:54 PM #10Banned
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We all have those isolated horror stories but a friend of my dived a bunch. Then he got caught in a slight wind sheer and went into a small tree. I saw the video he had from his helmet cam. Leaves and junk flying all over the place.
Broke his leg in 5 places, and now walks with a permanent limp.
You want to be LEO, why risk a career ending injury before your career starts? Just a thought.
03-22-06, 01:58 PM #11Indy Guest
You're nuts. There is no way in hell I'd ever jump out of an airplane. If something goes wrong, you are SCREWED!
03-22-06, 02:02 PM #12
Don't listen to the SISSIES! If you don't do it, you'll be missing one of the greatest thrills you'll ever experiance. Your chances of being injured or killed are very minimal. You stand a better chance of being hit by a car or slipping in your own bathtub and getting hurt. (Not only that, if the chute doesn't open, you have less than 30 seconds to impact to think about it!)For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly upon all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn.
03-22-06, 02:09 PM #13Originally Posted by keith758
Skydiving is dangerous, but if you're jumping with a USPA certified instructor, which you should be, then many precautions are taken that reduce your risk of injury. That said, it's obviously an inherently dangerous thing and you have to weigh the risks appropriately just like anything else. Most skydiving accidents involve judgements made by skydivers themselves, not by equipment failure. I weighed the risk and decided that it didn't outweigh the wonder of the experience. I can tell you now that I absolutely calculated correctly!
I don't really know that I should leave my home anymore; the number of times I've almost been killed crossing some the streets in this city aren't really worth the risk.
03-22-06, 02:14 PM #14Banned
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Based on this I'll just go walk on a railroad track because the odds of being hit by a train are slim too.
Become an LEO and then jump.
Sorry Keith but I don't buy into the stats thing very much. But lasvegasog, let me know how much fun it was!
03-22-06, 02:17 PM #15
Yeah, and get the extra disability insurance
03-22-06, 02:26 PM #16Indy GuestOriginally Posted by Ken K
03-22-06, 02:29 PM #17Originally Posted by Indy
Actually your implication is entirely false. The vast, vast majority of skydiving incidents result in injury, not death.
03-22-06, 02:35 PM #18
Damn I have had nightmares about mexicans falling from the sky and no its going to happen. Its the NAFTA aerial attack"And don't go home, and don't go to eat, and don't play with yourself. It wouldn't look nice on my highway", Buford T. Justice
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