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21. Posted by salamanda (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

yeah i hav done it a few times. the feeling, i cant explain. lets just say that after my first jump, all i could think about was doin it again... and again...
so now i am in germany, but as soon as i get back to australia i will do my first aff jump. i decided i will do my first aff in australia, because my DZ is so close to my house, i can see it at 6,500 ft. jumping and being able to see my house is so fantastic, the view right out to the ocean... ah, i just love it.
i am looking for skydive gear, i will definately take it up when i get home from germany. i have done heaps of things, but i can tell you, once you have done your first skydive, nothing is as good anymore. i used to horse ride and jump over 5 ft, but that is boring now., and i wonder how it caught my attention for so many years, when there was a DZ just down the road from my house for all those years!!
i say to everyone, "if it's the last thing you ever do, go skydiving!"
it raises a few eyebrows but the people that have seen my dvd's of my jumps start to want to do their first jump, which is great. Go for it. it's safer than driving down the road in your car, really. : )

22. Posted by salamanda (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

ok, people that want to skydive in PERTH area of AUSTRALIA.
i sykdive with wa skydive academy or skydive express! i have found them to be great and really professional!
check out www.waskydiving.com.au for more info.

the skydiving salamanda

23. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

I havn't sky-dived or bungee jumped. I would like to sky-dive though. For some reason I think bungeww jumping would be a lot scarier.. any thoughts on that?

Which is scarier?

24. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

I think the same x. I'm doing a skydive next year hopefully. Can't wait!!

Is it true that bungee jumping is really bad for your spine or is that just a myth?

25. Posted by Lucky1 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

Hi all,
just wanted to let you know that sky diving is an amazing experience, and I would recommend it to anyone. I did my first skydive in Queensland, Australia, over the Gold Coast. It was gorgeous. The cool thing about the Gold Coast is that you can skydive out of a helicopter and you can jump from 14,000 feet up (which is 4500 metres). It is not overly scary, maybe the initial fall from the helicopter and the somersaults in mid air gives a thrill, but it is more fun than scary. Anyway I would definitely recommend it to everyone, take a chance, you won't regret it, I enjoyed it that much that i am already thinking about how and when I can do my next jump. What a buzz!

Jaquie

26. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Scared the snot out of me when I read this....
http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/04/24/skydiver.killed.ap/index.html

27. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Does anyone know how fast you're falling:

Before you open the parachute?

After you open the parachute?

28. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Before- over a hundred mph, the little chute deploys to keep you from going over 120mph...
After- aprox~25mph...

29. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

I was a little off....
http://hypertextbook.com/facts/JianHuang.shtml
;)

30. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting Cupcake

I was a little off....
http://hypertextbook.com/facts/JianHuang.shtml
;)

Cool website...thanks Cupcake.

If you sleep 12-14 hours a day, and have lots of kids and animals running around the house, how do you find the time to find all these cool websites?