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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-17-2003, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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Went skydiving today...

I have to say, this is one crazy rush, and I'm an extreme sport fan. Went through Skydive Chicago which is about an hour west of Chicago off I-80. Looking out that plane door at 13000 feet just before you jump is an experience in itself. Only complaint is that it was over too fast. I definitely recommend this to anyone; it's well worth the money.
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what did it cost? How long were the lessons before the initial jump?

How do you turn this thing on?
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Did you jump static line or tandem? Ever jumped with Sky Knights up in East Troy WI?

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yeah, it is worth the money!!! Plus did u get the sticker? then put it on your bike
I wish they made those a little smaller, just for the bike. So are u planing to jump more? because it gets more expensive after those 2 tendem jumps, that's y I bought a bike, cheaper and the rush is easier to achieve on the bike, although if u mess up on either one the results are the same, so as always be carefull out there

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Sky diving gets extremly expensive till you get your own equipment and a bunch of jumps under your belt. My buddy scotti has 100 something jumps and his own gear. now jumps are like 20 bucks or some shit.




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It's cool how everthing becomes quiet after the main deploys. I was dodging the skydivers all day at Kankakee on Sunday in the pattern there. Milleneum Skydive is based at the Kankakee Airport where I keep my plane.

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Those guys do a great job over there. I still get misty when I watch my first tandem video...

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The cost of the jump depends on the number of people that go with you...we had 11 people which brought the cost to $159 per person. Not cheap, by any means, plus add the $99 it cost me for a roll of pictures and a dvd of the jump. However, I was really impressed by the dvd and how they edited it, so I would say that for 1st timer's the video is worth it too.

We were all 1st timers(virgins?) and went on tandem jumps..I don't think they have a static line option there and the freefall isn't as long anyway - the tandem wasn't bad at all. I asked my guide to go crazy so we did a few flips off the plane and a bunch of spins after the chute deployed. We still get to pull the cord on a tandem.

How is that Sky Knights place, is it a better jump? Either way I'm definitely going again.
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Oh, and the lessons are only about 30 min long, and they review everything again on the plane going up. Plus even if you forget everything, the instructor pretty much takes care of everything as a backup.

SloRoll you a pilot? You fly recreationally or professionally? I have a friend who got his instructor's license last year and is trying to log hours to move up.
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