It took one year to be comfortable during freefall!

It took one year to be comfortable during freefall!

Post by Splat » Wed, 11 Nov 1998 04:00:00




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>Comfortable, stable freefall!!
>The sky become the place of freedom.

>Blue Skies~
>Hun

One year ? My God,  how altitude jump was ? ;-)))
 
 
 

It took one year to be comfortable during freefall!

Post by Llamafeed » Wed, 11 Nov 1998 04:00:00

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>>Comfortable, stable freefall!!
>>The sky become the place of freedom.

>>Blue Skies~
>>Hun

 Keep it up Hun. I've been following your posts for almost a
year..your dedication is admirable.

blue side up..
green side down..
LF

 
 
 

It took one year to be comfortable during freefall!

Post by Llamafeed » Wed, 11 Nov 1998 04:00:00

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>Exactly!! I entered the skydiving school in Seoul, South Corea at 1996,
>December. I passed 10 hours' ground training during winter season. On July,
>1997 I went to an aviation school in China with students and skydivers,
>instructors bring all skydiving stuff.

>My first jump was static line at 4,500 feet on a AN-2 bi-plane. Woop! I spent
>one week at China and returned our country. And then, I had jumped 23 times
>till I graduated the skydiving school for 1997, 1998 July. The jump price was
>over $100 per jump and altitude was maximum 10,000 feet from a few million
>helicopter.

>I was not rich so I jumped 3 or 4 times per month.

>Do you know static line program? In my case, from the first jump to the last
>jump as a student just solo.

>I respect a skydiver who learned by static line honestly.

>AFF course student will never know the first impact of freefall.

>Blue Skies~
>Hunkuy

After we're all done pissing and moaning about
 body waste, drug tests and who is/isn't qualified to be on the board
at USPA.....we should appreciate what opportunities we have here in
the US.
Congratulations Hunkuy.
Llamafeeder

 
 
 

It took one year to be comfortable during freefall!

Post by Jonjum » Thu, 12 Nov 1998 04:00:00

donut i know....

jon...skyslug

 
 
 

It took one year to be comfortable during freefall!

Post by Jonjum » Thu, 12 Nov 1998 04:00:00

husss gal

jon...skyslug.....the sky is not the problem....the last 10 ft. is.....

jon...skyslug

 
 
 

It took one year to be comfortable during freefall!

Post by Rita » Thu, 12 Nov 1998 04:00:00

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> I respect a skydiver who learned by static line honestly.

> AFF course student will never know the first impact of freefall.

Amen!

Hey, my personal feeling is you could learn by any method you wish ... if AFF
is to your liking, go for it.  It's a great training method and one that
served me well.

But I honestly feel that every single student ... no matter by which method
they train ... should have to make that first jump by themselves ... because
the experience teaches you something that having a tandem master or an AFF
jumpmaster in the air with you cannot teach.  It makes you realize that you
are in this alone.  You can have all the "support" staff you want ...
packers, highly skilled instructors, highly skilled jump masters and tandem
masters ... but it is still your ass ... and your ass alone up there ... and
*you* and only *you* can take care of it ... be responsible for it.

Somehow snaking one's way out along the wing of a Cessna ... 3,500' in the
air ... by oneself ... brings that concept home very clearly.  It would also
probably weed out a lot of folks, leaving only those who were truly dedicated
and truly wanted to succeed.

That's why I strongly believe ... the first jump should be on the static line
no matter which training method you opt to follow.  Prove yourself and your
gumption there.  Then freefall to your heart's content.

Just my humble opinion!

Blue ones!

--rita

 
 
 

It took one year to be comfortable during freefall!

Post by Tooy » Thu, 12 Nov 1998 04:00:00

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>Date: 11/11/98  Wrote
>Somehow snaking one's way out along the wing of a Cessna ... 3,500' in the
>air ... by oneself ... brings that concept home very clearly.  It would also
>probably weed out a lot of folks, leaving only those who were truly dedicated

>and truly wanted to succeed.

>That's why I strongly believe ... the first jump should be on the static line

>no matter which training method you opt to follow.  Prove yourself and your
>gumption there.  Then freefall to your heart's content.

>Just my humble opinion!

>Blue ones!

>--rita

***********************************
Hooyahhh plus ewe don't have to put up with
***assed AFF JM's till ewe git to 60 sec FF.
Bunch of damn whinners. I never noticed the
SL/JM's being wussy assed prima donna's
I Thinking all the wussy crybabies came up
through the AFF Program cuz they *** baby's
who are nursed through, never learning to
stand on their own. Good fer the numbers
bad for the sport. :-* snuffy
 
 
 

It took one year to be comfortable during freefall!

Post by SkyRange » Thu, 12 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Let me preface this by saying I too believe that the method of training
should be up to the individual.  From the conversations at the DZ it is easy
to see that each method fits certain individuals, their mindset, goals,
along with on-hand finances.  Having learned through the static line
progression, which I thoroughly enjoyed and would not do differently, I too
feel there is something to be gained from all training methods incorporating
a static line jump as the initial one.  You come to realize immediately that
you and you alone are responsible for performing the necessary actions to
stay alive. Not to mention possibly alleviating some of the apprehension of
low altitude jumping that seems to plague some but not all AFF students. In
the end all that matters is you jump, you fly, you land safe, and have
enormous amounts of fun.

Bubba
A-31095

It's not how long you live
It's how well you live

Quote:


>> I respect a skydiver who learned by static line honestly.

>> AFF course student will never know the first impact of freefall.

>Amen!

>Hey, my personal feeling is you could learn by any method you wish ... if
AFF
>is to your liking, go for it.  It's a great training method and one that
>served me well.

>But I honestly feel that every single student ... no matter by which method
>they train ... should have to make that first jump by themselves ...
because
>the experience teaches you something that having a tandem master or an AFF
>jumpmaster in the air with you cannot teach.  It makes you realize that you
>are in this alone.  You can have all the "support" staff you want ...
>packers, highly skilled instructors, highly skilled jump masters and tandem
>masters ... but it is still your ass ... and your ass alone up there ...
and
>*you* and only *you* can take care of it ... be responsible for it.

>Somehow snaking one's way out along the wing of a Cessna ... 3,500' in the
>air ... by oneself ... brings that concept home very clearly.  It would
also
>probably weed out a lot of folks, leaving only those who were truly
dedicated
>and truly wanted to succeed.

>That's why I strongly believe ... the first jump should be on the static
line
>no matter which training method you opt to follow.  Prove yourself and your
>gumption there.  Then freefall to your heart's content.

>Just my humble opinion!

>Blue ones!

>--rita

 
 
 

It took one year to be comfortable during freefall!

Post by Jonjum » Thu, 12 Nov 1998 04:00:00

hooo raw....snuff is back....enjoy ....however u dew.

jon...skyslug

 
 
 

It took one year to be comfortable during freefall!

Post by Tooy » Thu, 12 Nov 1998 04:00:00

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>hooo raw....snuff is back....enjoy ....however u dew.

>jon...skyslug

***********************************
Yuh, my style ain't fer all wuss's but as a group
their are far fewer Natzi's among Skydivers
than Wuffo's. Course I make the politically
correct and money g***s kinda ***
ha ha go figure:-P snuffy sez even the waller
puss's doan much fock wiff the Redneck
old man cuz illiterate pupple cun be damn
smart.smart-Aleck that is. ha ha ha har har :-P
 
 
 

It took one year to be comfortable during freefall!

Post by Matthew J. Hount » Thu, 12 Nov 1998 04:00:00

You are definatly right about the feeling of being alone on that first
static line.  I did my first one a few months ago and when I put my
hands on that strut and knew that i was going to jump/fall out of an
airplane i have never felt that same feeling.  The second one is even
better though because you have a little comfidence that you know what
you are going to do.  

I am interested in continuing towards my liscense.  Does anyone have
reccomendations concerning staying with the static line program or
changing to AFF?

Blue Skies

Matt

 
 
 

It took one year to be comfortable during freefall!

Post by RHallif » Thu, 12 Nov 1998 04:00:00

<<That's why I strongly believe ... the first jump should be on the static line

no matter which training method you opt to follow.  Prove yourself and your
gumption there.  Then freefall to your heart's content.>>>

Every time I look out the window of that cessna and see some static line
student snaking his way out, dropping and***, and then looking back in
stark raving fear, my little heart does a little pitter patter.  And when I
watch them drop off, my heart goes in my throat.  

And for those who have their first jump off the rope,..... well, I almost can't
bear to watch. All I can think is "will he remember to pull that 'thingie'?"

Guess I just don't have the courage to do a static line jump myself....I'll
stick to jumping outta perfectly good airplanes.  

Blue (Arizona) Skies to ya,

Bob

 
 
 

It took one year to be comfortable during freefall!

Post by Dead Mik » Thu, 12 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
> But I honestly feel that every single student ... no matter by which
method
> they train ... should have to make that first jump by themselves ...
because
> the experience teaches you something that having a tandem master or an AFF
> jumpmaster in the air with you cannot teach.  It makes you realize that
you
> are in this alone.  You can have all the "support" staff you want ...

I agree and disagree.  I believe the timing of when it occurs is irrelevant.

Whether it is your first jump or your graduation hop-n-pop or a solo level 8
(like I did) or a solo after you graduate.  You, as a skydiver, will jump
alone and will make that realization.

It is the same for us all, we all come about to that conclusion.  When you
make a solo, it doesn't matter at what jump it is, you feel how lonely it is
with all that space.  :^)  (glorious space at that!)

Fortunately for the sport, some people are prevented from doing it too soon.
I've seen people repeatedly not pull in AFF and force the JM to.  So much
the better.  ;^)

Or not..

- dm