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02-07-2012 04:12 AM
tdn I went skydiving last summer for the first time, I paid about $150. I'm considering doing the program to get my license, it's about $2500 at the place I went to, but once completed, I can skydive for less than $20 bucks. I'm just not so sure I should get addicted. Everyone should try it once.
01-19-2012 09:55 PM
AIRider
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Originally Posted by rc_moe2000 View Post
I am going to apoligoze. I didn't mean to come off as a complete ass to you about this tread. it's just that I run into a lot more people that say "Im a skydiver", have only done it once and is god's gift to skydiving. It is a lot worse then snowboarding unfortunatly. So here it is...I am sorry for being an ass.
No offense taken man :-).
01-19-2012 09:28 PM
rc_moe2000
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Thanks for clearing that up.

But my statement results from having a few acquinatances who are avid base jumpers, and that's how they got into it. First started jumping tandem, then solo, and then after few years one became and instructor, so by racking up the hours, I meant to say gaining experience and knowledge. You know what they say, you need to spend 10 000 hours at something to be good at it.

So anyway, then he started base jumping from all kinds of places, and now he's talking about wing suits. I'm sure that in all that story, there's liscencing and more training and what not, but I was just talking about the progression, or road one might take to become a knowleadgable skydiver.
I am going to apoligoze. I didn't mean to come off as a complete ass to you about this tread. it's just that I run into a lot more people that say "Im a skydiver", have only done it once and is god's gift to skydiving. It is a lot worse then snowboarding unfortunatly. So here it is...I am sorry for being an ass.
01-17-2012 02:49 PM
SKUN37 My jump

01-17-2012 01:55 AM
AIRider
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Originally Posted by ColinHoernig View Post
Here's my video from when I went skydiving this past summer You're right...it was THE best feeling I have ever had. It was so much fun and I can't wait to go again.

Colin Hoernig - First Tandem Skydive @ Skydive Midwest - YouTube
awesome video dude !!! that cameraman is funny !!!

I said no to the video as it was an extra 150$, but they didn't let me take my own camera up …
01-17-2012 01:40 AM
ColinHoernig Here's my video from when I went skydiving this past summer You're right...it was THE best feeling I have ever had. It was so much fun and I can't wait to go again.

Colin Hoernig - First Tandem Skydive @ Skydive Midwest - YouTube
01-15-2012 12:17 PM
AIRider
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Dude, I dont have any clue where you are jumping at but i dont think your in the USA. I have over 1000 jumps under my belt and wow you got some mixed up facts if you are in the USA!

The AFF program is not a bad program to start in, but it is more expensive then the static line program all be it shorter.

You have to become lic. skydiver to even start thinking about what kind of skydiving you are going to want to do be it RW (belly flying) head down, sit fly, sky surf, wing suit, or even base. To do base jumps you have to get your base lic. And I know for a fact that you do not need a base endorsment to fly wing suit, unless you are talking about base jumping a wing suit. And to start wing suit flying, all you have to do is get a little instrution from someone who knows how to do it, and to be safe, go over the emergancy procedures on the ground, just like you would if you had a malfuction. But once you are lic. you can do just about anything that you want to do (leagally) out of an airplane or B.A.S.E (bridge, antenea, structure, earth) And WTF hours are you going to "rack up".....Fucking Watfo!
Thanks for clearing that up.

But my statement results from having a few acquinatances who are avid base jumpers, and that's how they got into it. First started jumping tandem, then solo, and then after few years one became and instructor, so by racking up the hours, I meant to say gaining experience and knowledge. You know what they say, you need to spend 10 000 hours at something to be good at it.

So anyway, then he started base jumping from all kinds of places, and now he's talking about wing suits. I'm sure that in all that story, there's liscencing and more training and what not, but I was just talking about the progression, or road one might take to become a knowleadgable skydiver.
01-15-2012 11:27 AM
grafta
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This is one of the most classic jump vids
01-15-2012 04:34 AM
rc_moe2000
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I think the progression goes something like this.

You start tandem. Then you jump solo as many times as you can, or money permits. Then you get a job at one of te skydiving places, and you rack up the hours!! And experience. Them you start experimenting with base jumping, then do that for a while, and then once you have over 1000 skydive jumps, and 500+ basejumps, you suit up in a wingsuit...
Dude, I dont have any clue where you are jumping at but i dont think your in the USA. I have over 1000 jumps under my belt and wow you got some mixed up facts if you are in the USA!

The AFF program is not a bad program to start in, but it is more expensive then the static line program all be it shorter.

You have to become lic. skydiver to even start thinking about what kind of skydiving you are going to want to do be it RW (belly flying) head down, sit fly, sky surf, wing suit, or even base. To do base jumps you have to get your base lic. And I know for a fact that you do not need a base endorsment to fly wing suit, unless you are talking about base jumping a wing suit. And to start wing suit flying, all you have to do is get a little instrution from someone who knows how to do it, and to be safe, go over the emergancy procedures on the ground, just like you would if you had a malfuction. But once you are lic. you can do just about anything that you want to do (leagally) out of an airplane or B.A.S.E (bridge, antenea, structure, earth) And WTF hours are you going to "rack up".....Fucking Watfo!
01-13-2012 05:50 PM
AIRider Well you ought to know not to bungee jump in africa, as who knows when the equipment got safety checked. Same as when I was in Cuba, some dude came to me selling me skydiving lessons... Thank you, but no thank you.

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