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    Posted: 17 November 2009 at 8:41pm
I went jumping yesterday to relieve the stresses of school and came up with a nice video for y'allz to enjoy. It was initially taken for a project, so I spent most of the time with the camera in my face, talking to it. Unfortunately, I'm not allowed to use video for the presentation, so I cut out most of the scenes that don't have nice views.



Clicky for HQ goodness!


A note on the song choice: This video doesn't feature the surrounding environment as much as it should. I'm saving my better music for better videos.



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You are a crazy, crazy man.

Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.
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do you normally pull the chord so soon?
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That looks awesome.

I think I'd like to skydive someday, just not yet.
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That looks fricking sweet, although i'd smack the teacher that said that it doesn't count. I mean you should at least make them pay for it.


Not literally of course.


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Originally posted by Eville Eville wrote:

do you normally pull the chord so soon?


No. I did what's called a high hop'n'pop. It's done when you want to practice canopy flying, canopy relative work, to test out a new parachute, or to test other equipment.

I did it to enjoy the view.
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How much does this cost?

Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.
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At our dropzone, it's $23 per jump ticket to 13,500 feet, $18 to 5,000 feet
Off the top of my head:

AFF (1st 7 jumps before solo) is about $1300.
Gear rental is $74 per day or $37 per jump on top of the ticket.
You need 25 total jumps before you can get an A-license, which allows you to jump with people who aren't coaches or instructors.

USPA membership is $65 for the first year, $55 for each year after. Required to maintain a license.
A-license application costs $20.
A packjob costs $6. The sooner you learn to pack, the better.

The costs add up quick, and there are probably a bunch I'm neglecting to mention.

I pay $21 per jump and $100 per semester for gear rental for being in the skydiving club at my school.
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I was actually looking up how to get into BASE jumping earlier today. Turns out you need connections haha. Still something i want to do, as soon as i graduate and go through the skydiving cert's that are needed.

I went this summer, tandem, and it was so much fun. I want to solo though...
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man ur livin the good life. cant wait for my first jump
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Originally posted by NiQ-Toto NiQ-Toto wrote:



I went this summer, tandem, and it was so much fun. I want to solo though...


join the army and go to airborne school. they'll have you doing 5 solo jumps in 3 weeks
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Cost to jump as civilian < cost of joining the army.

Even though theyd love to have me im sure...
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i was joking around...my tone tonight isn't all that jokingly i've been told. apparently i'm just a miserable piece of whatever, but jumping out of a plane is awesome hands down
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Why would you jump out a of a perfectly good plane?

Seriously, planes are pretty hard to build.  I wouldn't just go around jumping out of them. Wink
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From what I hear, skydiving planes are generally less than "perfectly good"
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Who cares? You're wearing a 'chute aren't you?

The planes I work with almost daily are good at what they do. Getting from 0' AGL to Fl 115 and throwing out meat bombs.

You don't need much instrumentation for that.

It's also handy 'cos I get my jumps basically for free. What irks me though isn't restricted to the sky diving planes, but all of them. You work your butt off to accomodate their idiotic requests, moving things around the sky like a magician, and they get used to it. The one time out of 20 where you have to mess THEM around, and they get uppity.\

PS, wicked video. What did you use to film it? You location also looks great.

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How do you find where you are supposed to land?

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Generally you look down.
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