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Old 06-04-2015, 02:01 PM
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GS....I've driven past the one in Whitewright dozens of times on the motorcycle! Have fun!! Ken....you're a new man! Exercise, early-rising, and vacations.....what's next?!?! Y'all....I'm embarrassed to admit this but what or who is Mex M8? I missed that somehow...sorry Mec!
I will guess that M8 is short for mate. Like buddy.
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Old 06-04-2015, 02:07 PM
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You said the magic words Adrian! Welcome aboard.

Welcome to SR as well. How are you doing? Any weekend plans to share?
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Old 06-04-2015, 02:14 PM
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Oh, duh!! Thanks Za.......I thought it was some sort of car! (Yes...I'm blonde).
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Old 06-04-2015, 02:21 PM
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Gettingsmarter, we watched a video of some skydivers recently - they were using some odd device, I mean wearing it. Like instead of the typical suit, they were using some suit that allowed them to glide, with wings built into it maybe? Do you know what I'm talking about it? I thought it seemed safer in a way, because at the end, they were able to glide in and land very precisely.

Skydiving is something I've wanted to try but just never made it a priority.

Do you like it?

That device would be called a wing suit and it's actually a bit more dangerous than jumping without one.

"Skydiving is the most fun you can have with your clothes on" is a saying in the skydiving community. It was my passion for years till the stupid bottle took over.
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Old 06-04-2015, 02:45 PM
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So this wing suit is more dangerous than the typical kind? Wow, and I thought it looked like an improvement
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Old 06-04-2015, 03:22 PM
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I'm off to dodge all the drivers who have watched The Fast and the Furious too many times. Catch y'all when I get back home.
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Old 06-04-2015, 03:47 PM
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So this wing suit is more dangerous than the typical kind? Wow, and I thought it looked like an improvement
Go to youtube and type in wingsuit tianmen mountain. OMG. And then check out "Jeb Corliss wingsuit cave". OMG + OMG
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It gave me chills That's amazing. I think I heard him state he's been doing it for 13 years maybe? And this is the first close encounter like that. Wow. Um, not sure skydiving is going to be happening for me, lol.
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Old 06-04-2015, 04:06 PM
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I love Jeb's philosophy at the end. He said you only fail if/when you give up. Until you decide to give up, you're still in the process of making it happen
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Old 06-04-2015, 04:16 PM
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Hi all!

Went out shopping this evening after work. Twice in one week - a first for me! Either to attached to the wine in the past or physically unable to move in recent months. Think I am getting some energy back, but my anxiety levels are through the roof.

Mrs B picked up a fancy new iphone. I got some badly needed work clothes. Just M&S for me, none of that fancy newfangled cyberdog stuff that Soa sports!

Well, brain is racing and manic now. Have silenced this thursday feeling with beer for years. Not now. Actually, not being hungover on a friday is still a novel experience for me.

Mrs B is starting to look really beautifully pregnant now.

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Just watching a TV programme titled "The Truth About Your Teeth"
Sounds captivating! But seriously....I would be happy to recommend some great television programs that might be a little more enjoyable.
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Old 06-04-2015, 04:33 PM
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It gave me chills That's amazing. I think I heard him state he's been doing it for 13 years maybe? And this is the first close encounter like that. Wow. Um, not sure skydiving is going to be happening for me, lol.
That stuff is dangerous. Regular skydiving is statisticaly as dangerous scuba diving.
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I watched part of that video, yikes!!! Have you guys seen the free climbers. They climb mountains with almost no gear.

Skydiving appears to be much safer than these other sports.
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Old 06-04-2015, 04:52 PM
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Climbing terrifies me, Lily. I'd never ever do it!!! No way would I ever do it.
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I watched part of that video, yikes!!! Have you guys seen the free climbers. They climb mountains with almost no gear.

Skydiving appears to be much safer than these other sports.
Just watching that free climbing freaks me out. No way Josť.
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Jeb Corliss is a pretty amazing person. He pioneered the evolution of wingsuits. His passion for base jumping and wingsuit flying is pretty admirable. He's only doing it to satisfy himself. He almost killed himself doing a low pass over a cliff. Recovered from a lot of broken bones and went right back to it.'

I would never consider anything that dangerous but I have gone skydiving twice. Tandem of course. It's actually very safe and amazing. It's something you replay in your mind basically forever. The natural rush stays with you for weeks. Anyone can do it.

To answer the common questions:

Do you actually have to do anything? nope

Does free falling actually feel like falling? nope. Feels like you stuck your head outside of a speeding car but the view is ridiculous and a sensational feeling.

Does it hurt when the parachute opens? nope. Don't even feel it. Goes from deafening roar from the wind to silence in seconds

Is landing hard? nope. Just lift your legs and skid on your butt. You can't land on your feet with 2 people tied together. You'll trip. So you skid painlessly with no noticeable impact

What if the instructor passes out or the chute doesn't open? There is a reserve chute will open automatically at a preset atlitude if the instructor doesn't do it first.

What's the scariest part? hanging halfway out of the airplane before you drop. You will be in front of the tandem. That part is a little scary but everything happens so quick you don't have much of a chance to dwell.

If you think you have it in you, put it on your bucket list. It's beyond words.
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Old 06-04-2015, 05:18 PM
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MisterChill, I think you've just sold me on it
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