Ever gone skydiving?

  • Timbales

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    Apr 23, 2011 4:25 PM GMT
    It looks awesome, but I think I'd be too scared.
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    Apr 23, 2011 7:18 PM GMT
    Yes, and it was completely different than any cinematic version I'd seen up to that point. In the movies they'd typically show a bunch of guys seated in a row on a bench in some roomy fuselage, each in turn standing up and bailing out a door so big you could ram a single engine Cessna through it. In reality I was crammed with two other men in an actual Cessna (think flying VW beetle) like sardines in a can, clasping our rip cords tightly to our bodies lest they tangle or deploy our chutes in the windy cabin. We'd each have to wriggle out the door to step onto a barely two foot long 2x4 platform and stand there solo holding onto the wing strut while waiting, loaded with gear, as the plane flew forward at unreduced speed, for the order to let go and fall backward into the void and on blind faith, hoping the back of your head didn't get clipped by the tail of the plane.
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    Apr 23, 2011 7:20 PM GMT
    I want to go SO bad!
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    Apr 23, 2011 7:42 PM GMT
    Years ago in HI. It was great.
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    Apr 23, 2011 7:46 PM GMT
    Well, it's very likely that you'll be jumping tandem on your first time. So don't be scared because there will be a guy strapped to your back. Just think happy thoughts and you'll be ok. icon_lol.gif