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    Skydiving

    Just went skydiving through Skydiving Des Moines a couple days ago and all I have to say is everyone and anyone needs to give this a shot before you die. It's the most liberating feeling I've ever done and is a lot different than I expected. I imagined it being a lot like a rollercoaster, but it was way different. There was no knot in your stomach like you get from falling on a rollercoaster, physics guys care to explain? Anyways I will definitely be doing it again in the near future.
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    Re: Skydiving

    Skydiving is definitely on my bucket list. I would love to be able to do it.



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    Re: Skydiving

    You gotta just go and do it! Sign up with friends and ya get discounts for groups



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    Re: Skydiving

    I wish I would have done it when I was young. Talked about it forever. When I finally got ready to do it, found out it is not covered by life insurance. With two small kids at home, probably not wise. Yes, I know that sounds boring.

    So I am glad you did it and am also jealous!



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    Re: Skydiving

    Did it once, proud to say I did it. I will never ever do it again, I hated every second of it.


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    Re: Skydiving

    I jumped 3 times in 1981. There were no tandem jumps. You strapped on a round chute with a static line and if you didn't jump (more like fall) when they said so they would push you.
    I would have loved to do it again but I couldn't afford it at the time.


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    Wife and I did it on our first anniversary. Definitely something I'd do again if I had the cash laying around.



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    Re: Skydiving

    I have zero desire to go skydiving. The youtube videos are cool, though.



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    Re: Skydiving

    I went when I was about 23. It was a blast, I would have done it over and over given the opportunity - but now that I have children, I probably wouldn't do it again (just in case). It was a huge rush, though.


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    Re: Skydiving

    your guide jumps barefoot :P



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    Re: Skydiving

    Cool photo. It's definitely on my bucket list. I've always wanted to do it on one of our Vegas trips but haven't yet.



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    Re: Skydiving

    I did it first with a round chute. LALO jump. (Low altitude, Low opening). Then a did that a few times. Then I did a few tandom. Then a did about 10 solo. I really like it. However, I kind of suck at the solo stuff. I never gained enough control really to enjoy the solo stuff. Then I had kids and quit.


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    Re: Skydiving

    I did it the same way Cylones_R_GR8 did it. It was a lot of fun. I remember part of our 1 hour training was jumping off a picnic table. This was to learn how to land. I think we were at 3300 feet with the static line.



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    Re: Skydiving

    Just a little tidbit that you have a greater chance of dying on the way to the airport than you do actually skydiving :)



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    Just looking at those pictures make my tummy feel funny.



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