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  • I have been skydiving before and I enjoyed it

    8 16.33%
  • I have been skydiving before and I did not enjoy it

    0 0%
  • I intend to go skydiving in the future

    15 30.61%
  • Maybe/Undecided

    13 26.53%
  • I have no plans to go skydiving in the future

    6 12.24%
  • I have a fear of jumping out of perfectly good aeroplanes or have a fear of heights

    7 14.29%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggly View Post
    I hope there's a close up of you looking horrified. Lol


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    that is hilarious! I love how your leaning back into the plane and holding onto the straps.

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    I wouldn't go out of the way not to skydive, but it isn't on my to-do list. So I probably never will, but who knows.
    ~Self-depricating Megalomaniacal Superwolf

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    Terrified of heights here.
    "Everyone has a plan till they get punched in the mouth." Mike Tyson
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggly View Post
    What caused your excitement then?
    The thrill of trying something new, I suppose. It was great seeing for miles around when free-falling from 14000 feet.


    And just a final passing thought, I know a girl who is really into it as a hobby, and even goes to international skydiving competitions, but I think she got introduced to it in the Army, which would be a totally different environment than private recreational skydiving. As for skydiving in general, I'd do it again, but I could never see myself getting into it as a hobby. It's way too expensive, and I think after a while I'd find it kind of one-dimensional. How many ways can you fall down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggly View Post
    Has anyone ever NOT been scared their first time?

    Does the adrenaline rush come from thinking you might die? (lol, sorry that sounds funny but I want to know)
    I've jumped a number of times from big planes to small planes, side doors to cargo ramps and plan on adding helicopter to the list soon...and I'm scared every time. I think it's natural to be. I can only speak for myself, but the scariest part to me is all before you actually jump. Once you're in the air there is nothing scary about it. On the contrary, it is more awe inspiring and it's a sensation that is difficult to replicate.

    If anyone is really iffy on whether or not they would like to try skydiving, I would recommend going to an indoor vertical wind tunnel. It's not nearly as good as actually jumping, but still very fun.
    "You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhinosaur View Post
    The thrill of trying something new, I suppose. It was great seeing for miles around when free-falling from 14000 feet.
    I've been parasailing and LOVED that, but that's obviously not as high up as skydiving would be. What struck me most was how quiet it is up there.


    Quote Originally Posted by Metamorphosis View Post
    I've jumped a number of times from big planes to small planes, side doors to cargo ramps and plan on adding helicopter to the list soon...and I'm scared every time. I think it's natural to be. I can only speak for myself, but the scariest part to me is all before you actually jump. Once you're in the air there is nothing scary about it. On the contrary, it is more awe inspiring and it's a sensation that is difficult to replicate.
    Sounds like you're in the 82nd airborne? (I knew someone there).

    If anyone is really iffy on whether or not they would like to try skydiving, I would recommend going to an indoor vertical wind tunnel. It's not nearly as good as actually jumping, but still very fun.
    Excellent idea! The only thing is, wouldn't the free falling part be missing with that? Isn't free falling the highlight of skydiving?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhinosaur View Post
    The thrill of trying something new, I suppose. It was great seeing for miles around when free-falling from 14000 feet.


    And just a final passing thought, I know a girl who is really into it as a hobby, and even goes to international skydiving competitions, but I think she got introduced to it in the Army, which would be a totally different environment than private recreational skydiving. As for skydiving in general, I'd do it again, but I could never see myself getting into it as a hobby. It's way too expensive, and I think after a while I'd find it kind of one-dimensional. How many ways can you fall down?
    Here's an answer for you: a flying suit.

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    I keep thinking this thread is skylights' blog :/

    Also, I voted Maybe/Undecided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mal12345 View Post
    Here's an answer for you: a flying suit.

    OMG! *gasp* Everyone should wear a camera when they skydive!

    PS - he's crazy.

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