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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-05-2006, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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who here has gone skydiving?

i am thinking of going later on this month for the first time.

is it worth the $200????(chicagoskydive)

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Once..probably not again. It's fun, but not my thing. Tandem? There is an hour or so class to do, plan on being there for about 3-4 hours. If the weather is good the place is packed. It's a pretty good (albeit, expensive) date/present.

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it's so much fun and a great rush!!! i loved it!!

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i would rather to stick to something safe like motorcycles

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i wanna do it, but NESBA has taken over my finances at the moment.

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I actually got paid to jump.

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how did u manage that? sign me up!

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post #10 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-05-2006, 08:57 PM
 
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jumped twice

try chicagolandskydive they were cheaper.
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post #11 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-05-2006, 09:03 PM
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try chicagolandskydive they were cheaper.

Cheaper and Skyding just don't go together.

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I jumped at Chicagoland Skydiving in Hinckley. It was definitely worth it. The only thing I didn't like was that the pressure in my ears didn't equalize fast enough on the way down and it got a bit uncomfortable. Maybe earplanes would help, I'm not sure. The plane they were using at the time was a twin-engine and had the door open at the rear. Awesome way to jump out; just walking off the end and into a sea of air.

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post #13 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-05-2006, 09:18 PM
 
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ive been a couple times with skydive chicago

it was fun, but trackdays are more fun

if i was you id still do it for the experience though, theres not really much like the feeling of floating on a cloud

if youre going in thinking you will get the feeling of a rollercoaster (stomach in your throat type thing) or any sort of adrenaline rush, you will be disappointed, at least i was
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Everyone that I know that has gone, has been hooked.

I can't possibly imagine why you'd want to jump out of a perfectly good aircraft. But then again with my luck, a main chute and 1 backup just isn't enough.

If you like racing bikes and like to control the fun, go do some aerobatics! Thats where it's at. I'd love to try air racing. Thats the ultimate in energy management. Unfortunately I can barely afford bikes.

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Everyone that I know that has gone, has been hooked.

I can't possibly imagine why you'd want to jump out of a perfectly good aircraft. But then again with my luck, a main chute and 1 backup just isn't enough.

If you like racing bikes and like to control the fun, go do some aerobatics! Thats where it's at. I'd love to try air racing. Thats the ultimate in energy management. Unfortunately I can barely afford bikes.

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Unless the plane is ON FIRE AND MISSING A WING.... No way in hell am I jumping out of a perfectly good aircraft.
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I can't possibly imagine why you'd want to jump out of a perfectly good aircraft.
youve definitely never been on a skydiving rig, i felt safer jumping out FOR SURE
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Like Paladin, I was paid to jump It wasn't skydiving rather a series of static line jumps. Coolest operational jump, was jumping in on ALERT on July 15th, 1975. BTW, ALERT is a Canadian Military base inside the Artic Circle. I've been thinking of doing a skydive, but rather do a solo than tandem, which is more of a time/money commitment.

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i am thinking of going later on this month for the first time.
If you have never gone, do it once. Chicago Skydive or Chicagoland, either way you are jumping out of a perfectly good airplane. Just do a tandem and enjoy - it is quite a rush. This is the perfect time of year. done it at least four times - would go back if money was not diverted somewhere else.

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youve definitely never been on a skydiving rig, i felt safer jumping out FOR SURE
Ok you got me there. I have flown in a few jump planes. You are right, it maybe the smarter thing to get while you can. Some places have some really scary aircraft. Do some research and go to a reputable dive center. Cheap isn't good on this one.

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Just remember to keep your feet in the 'skydiver' mode they show you. Or else you go into a nasty spin resulting in the tandem diver throwing the shoot a few thousand feet too early. Then you end up blissfully floating to the ground..with a dude strapped to your back.

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Ok you got me there. I have flown in a few jump planes. You are right, it maybe the smarter thing to get while you can. Some places have some really scary aircraft. Do some research and go to a reputable dive center. Cheap isn't good on this one.
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so when skydiving do you have to have a guy strapped to your back? Is that what 'tandem' means?

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so when skydiving do you have to have a guy strapped to your back? Is that what 'tandem' means?
Tandem means they strap you onto their front (facing the same way). Unless you get lucky and it's one of the rare female tandem divers, it's a guy.

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Used to jump a fair amount in college at SIUC. Got pretty expensive pretty fast. Its a lot of fun, but I've crossed it off the "TO-DO" list of my life.

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I've gone skydiving twice at chicago skydive. It was a lot of fun and i'm really glad i did it. don't know if i would go again, kinda past that phase in my life.
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funny how people on a sportbike forum think skydiving is more dangerous
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