Going sky diving on saturday

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Found 14th Nov 2008
Wish me luck and hopefully I come back to hotukdeals when I am finished. (The plane has bits covered by tape.......)

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WOW! You're braver than I am. I'd be sh*tting myself! I'd never do that. I hate that freefall feeling, even a rollercoaster makes my stomach flip! Hope you have a blast and come back to earth safely!

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As long as its duck tape ('cos ducks can fly you know!), you should be fine.

1000, 2000, 3000, 4000 check canopy!!!!

Original Poster

Was more worried about not getting a lift up to the sky diving

(The plane has bits covered by tape.......)



If its aeronautical tape, its like sticky backed aluminium... great for fixing holes in exhausts :thumbsup:

Good luck for the jump, any reason? charity or anything?

Original Poster

Charity.

Good luck mate, I used to be a lot more daring until I almost poo'd myself thinking I might not have full access to my hand after the op didn't go according to plan.....saying that.....diving out of a plane is probably safer than crossing a road.

.....Just make sure you haven't mixed up the parachute bag with another backpack. :whistling:

:giggle:

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yeah......a person in town was hit by a bus (very sad)

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realfriendlyman;3464376

....saying that.....diving out of a plane is probably safer than crossing … ....saying that.....diving out of a plane is probably safer than crossing a road.



Crickey! What are the roads like where you live!!!!

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Crickey! What are the roads like where you live!!!!



Full of Spurs drivers that can't see what's infront of them. :whistling:

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realfriendlyman;3464528

Full of Spurs drivers that can't see what's infront of them. :whistling:



No.... they probably can!!!!:w00t:

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No.... they probably can!!!!:w00t:



Nah......they still think the ball crossed the line against Man Utd by a clear mile..... :giggle:

wow amazing well done to you let us know how it go's,My daughter is 16 she wants to do this she asked if I could get her an experience voucher for her xmas present
Does anyone have any idea where I could get this,Is she old enough are there places in Kent?

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realfriendlyman;3464592

Nah......they still think the ball crossed the line against Man Utd by a … Nah......they still think the ball crossed the line against Man Utd by a clear mile..... :giggle:



Er.. it did. I think you might be getting confused with someone's tinted specs!

whitty999;3464633

wow amazing well done to you let us know how it go's,My daughter is 16 … wow amazing well done to you let us know how it go's,My daughter is 16 she wants to do this she asked if I could get her an experience voucher for her xmas present Does anyone have any idea where I could get this,Is she old enough are there places in Kent?



I did mine at Biggin Hill. Dunno if they still do it. Another place is Headcorn.

realfriendlyman;3464592

Nah......they still think the ball crossed the line against Man Utd by a … Nah......they still think the ball crossed the line against Man Utd by a clear mile..... :giggle:



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Er.. it did. I think you might be getting confused with someone's tinted … Er.. it did. I think you might be getting confused with someone's tinted specs!



I know it did.......I just enjoy saying that to Spurs fans and just watch there funny reactions. :giggle:

whitty999;3464633

wow amazing well done to you let us know how it go's,My daughter is 16 … wow amazing well done to you let us know how it go's,My daughter is 16 she wants to do this she asked if I could get her an experience voucher for her xmas present Does anyone have any idea where I could get this,Is she old enough are there places in Kent?



Try [url]www.buyagift.co.uk[/url] who have a 20% voucher code (123123 I believe that still works but there's other 20% vouchers too) and 12% Quidco cashback too makes it fantastic value. :thumbsup:

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realfriendlyman;3464733

I know it did.......I just enjoy saying that to Spurs fans and just watch … I know it did.......I just enjoy saying that to Spurs fans and just watch there funny reactions. :giggle:



I prefer the reaction from gooners when you say 4-2 and you messed it up! (Ok perhaps in a stronger term!)

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I prefer the reaction from gooners when you say 4-2 and you messed it up! … I prefer the reaction from gooners when you say 4-2 and you messed it up! (Ok perhaps in a stronger term!)



How dare you.......I'll kill you :x
Do you mean a reaction like that? :giggle:

I don't mind, especially when you look at the direction of the table that our beloved north London clubs are at the mo and forever will be. :-D

By the way.....have you heard the Lasagne song? :whistling:

Well done mate!!! Your going to really enjoy it!!! Make sure you don't become addicted to it like I did. 167 Jumps later and I'm still loving it. (But I am now very very poor)

Best advice, when you get up there don't think about what your about to do, just go with it!!! Enjoy the blue skies mate!!!

whitty999;3464633

wow amazing well done to you let us know how it go's,My daughter is 16 … wow amazing well done to you let us know how it go's,My daughter is 16 she wants to do this she asked if I could get her an experience voucher for her xmas present Does anyone have any idea where I could get this,Is she old enough are there places in Kent?



You might want to try skydivekent.co.uk/ that way you can have a chat about it with them and you might get a good discount.

it was, for me, the most incredible 5 minutes - the freefall is indescribable, ennnjjjooyy. +++

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realfriendlyman;3464797

How dare you.......I'll kill you :xDo you mean a reaction like that? … How dare you.......I'll kill you :xDo you mean a reaction like that? :giggle:I don't mind, especially when you look at the direction of the table that our beloved north London clubs are at the mo and forever will be. :-DBy the way.....have you heard the Lasagne song? :whistling:



I only look at the current form table. Everything else is so yesterday!

Not too much alcohol tonight. You will want a clear head tomorrow. Just keep your hands away from your harness release.
Massive adrenaline attack to come. Enjoy.

WoolyM;3465612

Not too much alcohol tonight. You will want a clear head tomorrow. Just … Not too much alcohol tonight. You will want a clear head tomorrow. Just keep your hands away from your harness release. Massive adrenaline attack to come. Enjoy.



That would be great advice if he was doing static, most charity jumps are tandem. So rock out baby! You've got nothing to worry about!! But seriously, save the alcohol till after the jump, it tastes soooo much better! :-D

How did it go?

Original Poster

It went great (wonderful feeling), second static jump had a total malfunction and had to use reserve which proceeded to have tangles and end closure (managed to safely land, although one field over from target :oops:)

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electriclinux;3481881

It went great (wonderful feeling), second static jump had a total … It went great (wonderful feeling), second static jump had a total malfunction and had to use reserve which proceeded to have tangles and end closure (managed to safely land, although one field over from target :oops:)




Oooh. That sounded like my third jump! The chute only partially opened into whats best descibed as a ballon. Obviously everything happens so quickly - but I can remember just laughing at it. (No - it wasnt because "i'm 'ard" or because it was funny - just a nervous laugh as in - oh well - "so long and thanks for all the fish!" A few seconds later it just went "bang" - air forced the chute to open and I was sent on a fast merry-go-round spin untangleing the strings.

As strange as it sounds - it made me more determined to carry on!

So are you hooked - or is that your time? One thing I think I can safely say - I bet you are as pleased as punch you've done it?:thumbsup::)

So what did you do? A tandem and a static or 2 x statics.

I submitted to peer pressure when I did mine donkeys ages ago. Did 8 but could never beat the fear. Did you have to get out and hold the wing or push off from the door?

Well Done - Nothing would have made me do a second one on the first day.

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I am not sure yet if I am hooked (when I think about it I still feel excited). It was two statics (the second one was deemed faulty in the debrief (glad it wasn't my procedure). I am well chuffed (jumped with friends, one screamed all the way down..........then said it was brilliant).

Dont think I would be here if I chutes had not opened correctly each time. Too much fear for the jump. I was ok as soon as I felt the tug of the chute and then loved it. Forgot to count and check several times and decided it was probably not for me.
Had a pit landing once though. Had one friend who landed in a pigsty and another who badly damaged an ankle on landing.

Not sure if I would have enjoyed a tandem jump. They didnt do these when I went. Never got off the dope rope.

Go with God my friend....................:p

Original Poster

Ok..........

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It could be worse!!!


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Original Poster

yes but it is very safe (I recommend everyone does it once)
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