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skydiving revue

kuba

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I know that reviews go in the review pile but I just went skydiving (tandem jump) and lived to tell about it so im going to tell about it.

I went with my 2 best buddies up to Toronto Skydiving Inc in Barrie. Let me just say: once the door opens to the tiny ass Cessna plane and you are about to enter the sky EVERY SINGLE MOLECULE of your body is against this concept. But its too late at that point and by the time I could say no (which i wasnt going to) I was flying.

The sensation isnt like dropping. Its like youre floating. The earth is 10,000 ft below you (thats 2miles) and you just float.

Then the chute opens at 5500ft (1 mile) and you cruise down.

Then you land.

Then you smile like me for the rest of the weekend and say "that was the most ridiculous thing ive ever done"

no regrets.

best rush ever. Better than any drug, any rave ANY thing. Most crazy.

Ok. if you want to know more or want some confidence boosting PM me.

word.

q.tip:D
 

Karim

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Oh by the way, did your ears hurt? A friend of mine said her ears were hurting for like a week after her jump.

:)
Karim
 
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teknikal

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Originally posted by Karim
Oh by the way, did your ears hurt? A friend of mine said her ears were hurting for like a week after her jump.
I would love to try skydiving some day, but I never thought that your ears would hurt. But now that I think about it, it makes sense.

Once in a while, when I'm on an airplane and the plane is landing, my ears KILL, and I feel like someone's stabbing me in the eardrums. But that's only when I have a cold, because when you have a cold it prevents the air pressure from equalizing in your ears. And then you can't hear for the rest of the day.

Maybe your friend had a cold?
 

quantumdj

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Bumbaclat, J-Hi, and I went there last summer. It was the most fun I've ever had in my life!

I want to get a job there as soon as I get my commercial pilot's license.
 

da MiGHTy pLUm!

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went skydiving 2 years ago north of guelph.
biggest rush in my life, and something I deffinitely encourage people to at least try one time in their life.
the scariest part is the initial 3 seconds of freefall before the parachute is pulled.... and then it's smooth sailing from there.

a good time out for sure.

-ron!
 
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~Ziggy~

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skydiving is the SHIT

i want first time last year and it was the best time of my life

no drugs topped up the rush i had when i jumped out of the plane:eek:

So to ever one that wants to try it, do it and do it soon

take my word for it, you will have a blast


ziggy
 

Bumbaclat

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Originally posted by quantumdj
Bumbaclat, J-Hi, and I went there last summer. It was the most fun I've ever had in my life!
I didn't know J-Hi and I were *that* charming. :D

Seriously, that was a fantastic experience (even though I was painfully hungover all day).

I'm actually going back again this summer with my Mom.

Bumbaclat
 

kuba

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Originally posted by Aphrodite
better then sex?
Hell no. But the wierdest thing happened. We went to a bar after and were chilling and one of us said "shit guys Im super horny!". Followed by a wierd silence. Then the other concurs and then the third. I think it gave us such a wierd buzz that horniness is an after effect. Needless to say we all went our seperate ways, bachelor number one decided to masturbate, non-bachelor number two called his girlfriend, and bachelor number three (me) called his ex but aint gettin' none. (makes things too complicated she said).

But as for the ear ache --- YES MY GOD it hurts. Still worth it though. I feel like i just got back from a crazy loud club and its ringing but they said it'll go away. I could not hear for an hour in one ear but its ok now just a little too much ear wax i think.

Nasty, i know.

Q
 

defazman

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QTip, can you post the information about that place? Did you have to go all day for training, or was it a quick jump? How much did it end up costing you?
 

H2Whoa

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Originally posted by qtip


best rush ever. Better than any drug, any rave ANY thing. Most crazy.

Congrats. It is amazing. I am pee-dribble-scared of heights (it is so powerful it's genetic) and I still do it for the rush. When that door opens every fibre of my being tells me to sit down and find a happy place but I jump out anyways.

Sheer terror for about 2 seconds :eek: then exhiliration.

I can't wait to go again.

For the ear pain thing, try chewing gum. It helps me everytime.
 
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j-Hi

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Originally posted by Bumbaclat


I didn't know J-Hi and I were *that* charming. :D
What are you talking about? OF COURSE we were...we ALWAYS are! :)

Yeah, skydiving was an experience of a lifetime. I'm totally glad that I did it - thanks for planting the idea in my head, Adam! I think I'd like to jump again - though not with my mom - probably a university graduation jump, or something.

The thing that I liked best about it was the view! The day we went, it was completely clear and you could see for miles - it was beautiful - it makes you feel so small...and so alive!!!
 

kuba

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Originally posted by defazman
QTip, can you post the information about that place? Did you have to go all day for training, or was it a quick jump? How much did it end up costing you?
ok ill tell you the costs but its going to hurt to hear. prior to jumping i didnt thnk i would be happy spending the money but now i completely do not regret it.

the cost was $288 incl. tax for the jump (tandem jump) or $150 for a static line jump (where the chute opens 5 seconds after leaving the plane). Its more if you want to fly from 12,500 feet (an extra 15 seconds of free fall) but we went with the 10,500 foot tandem jump. The video cost $70. I konw I know it was alot BUT it was amazing. It is shot digitally and after they edit it down. They film you training for a minute, then geting in the plane, the plane ride up, the flight down (the guy is right beside you flying) and the landing. Best seventy bucks ive ever spent.

The training is short, 30 minute video, and 30 minutes of practice of getting out. B/c its a tandem jump the other guy usually does the work so you can just fly. If you go ask for Thumper as your tandem, cuz Joe makes you pull the Ripcord and hence you cant enjoy it as much.

I got there at 9am and flew at 12 cuz there were many people flying and theres only 4 people max per plane (thats you, your jumper, your cameraman and usually a second person flying solo for themselves)

any more questions PM me.

qtip
 

Bumbaclat

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Originally posted by qtip
Its more if you want to fly from 12,500 feet (an extra 15 seconds of free fall) but we went with the 10,500 foot tandem jump.
quantumdj and I had to convince J-Hi to spend the extra (it's not that she was scared, just financial issues). Definitely worth it.

I couldn't believe how hig you jump from. I remmeber remarking to the guy that we were pretty high and he says "yea, we're almost halfway there". That was when my heart rate picked up.

Bumbaclat
 

quantumdj

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I want to find out if it is easily possible for more experienced jumpers to do high-altitude jumps. I've seen it on tv before, and I've even seen a military jump from a balloon at 50000 feet! I know it's more complicated, like having to use an O2 apparatus, etc., but I really want to check this out.

I didnt plan on just trying this, rather than getting into it and getting some experience. I dont think I can go again this year (hopefully I can if it's cheap the second time), but after i'm out of school and have some money, I want to jump on a regular basis. There is nothing quite like the feeling of freefall. It is the most exhilarating feeling I've ever had. I felt completely safe, too.
 
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