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pushingrobot wrote:I'll pick the last option.
If I went skydiving, I would tell everyone that I'm going last. Then, when they have all jumped--hey, free airplane!
(sadly, there is no HTML tag to indicate bad Mitch Hedberg impressions)
Ha, I was thinking more of a Jim Gaffigan tweak. "My wife is the adventurous type and I'm what you would call...'indoors-y'?"
Pardon me, would you have any bags of crap?
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The whole point is to be a zillion feet up in the air and plummeting to one's death... just without, you know, the "to death" part. Like flying, only in one direction: down, at a rapid rate of descent. Emphasis on the "like flying" part. That's what I'd be in it for. Being tossled around by a huge fan? Pshuh. Maybe to get some "practice", but sure as hell not a substitute for the real thing...
Then again, I think I'm kind of a rare breed, the type of person that eagerly watches out the window during take-off as the ground falls out from under the plane and I feel like I just took one epic and awesome hit from the bong of the gods. Most incredibly awesome feeling ever. Think I was intended to be born a bird or something. Meh.
Between 2007 and 2010: lots of woots.
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I've done some indoor wind tunnel hovering in a decent little place in Denver. It surprised me how much fun it was. Really would like to do more sessions, but it's more cash than I'm allotted to spend on things like floating around.
What I wanted most was actual training for more time. It's a pretty good workout even on a short session, but I didn't want to stop.
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I have a perfectly good airplane, and I assure you I would not jump out of it even if it were on fire.
Which it sorta was one time, and I didn't jump.
Please don't tell my dad, 'k?
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Sati wrote:"52.8% - Sweet! All the fun without the potentially plummeting to my death and stuff."
Just be aware that this is incorrect. My cousin did this in Vegas years ago, severely injured her neck and is spending the remainder of her life basically as an invalid. She is in tons of pain, has to go to PT and doctors and things regularly just to have a severely limited quality of life. She struggles to work and is like a very young elderly woman.
And, no, she's not faking... I assure you.
I love a thrill, but do consider that there are very real risks with things like this and weigh if it's worth it to you. I'd have done it before, but I'm not sure I would now. I think I'd still jump from an airplane though. Go figure ;-)
I don't think they meant to imply that it was without risk or not dangerous. Just less risk/danger. No risk of going SPLAT from falling at terminal velocity out of the sky. You still risk smacking into the walls or landing wrong.
-Heather (First Burgandy Olfactory Center 12/6/11)
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I've skydived out of a real plane...I work across from an iFly indoor skydiving place. Child's play compared to the real experience :-))
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