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Greg W
04-05-2005, 06:30:12
Hmm, which option to take. The full certificate is a full weekend, training the first day, jumping by yourself on day 2. The tandem jump takes 1/2 a day, no certification involved.

DaShi
04-05-2005, 06:41:25
I'm too cheap to commit suicide.

Koshko
04-05-2005, 06:45:48
I'm too much of a pussy to jump out of a plane ... then again I don't get on planes in the first place.

Beta1
04-05-2005, 08:21:39
lol what a bunch of wusses we are!

Greg W
04-05-2005, 08:35:59
Looking that way. Ya damned gurls.

protein
04-05-2005, 08:38:09
Go tandem and see how much money you can raise for charity by doing it. If you really enjoy it go for the solo course.

KrazyHorse@home
04-05-2005, 09:21:37
425 $AUS or $CAN?

mr.G
04-05-2005, 09:24:11
Go HAN.

Greg W
04-05-2005, 09:36:01
Originally posted by KrazyHorse@home
425 $AUS or $CAN? Guess.

Nav
04-05-2005, 09:54:25
$US?

Sir Penguin
04-05-2005, 09:58:36
Originally posted by KrazyHorse@home
425 $AUS or $CAN?
Yes.

SP

Drekkus
04-05-2005, 10:03:56
Do the tandem jump, and while falling tell the instructor you won't start pissing your pants if he gives you the solo jump for free.

Gary
04-05-2005, 10:25:12
The instructor has a rubber jump suit.

Best of luck whatever you decide. Hope you can sleep on the nights running up to it.

MoSe
04-05-2005, 11:31:48
Find a bridge and jump off it for free.

Immortal Wombat
04-05-2005, 12:45:33
Tandem jump is cheaper, and you still get to fall sickeningly far and fast. Unless you'll be jumping regularly, its probably not worth the extra day/money.

sleeping_satsuma
04-05-2005, 12:53:49
Go solo mate, you will more than likely do a tandem jump included in the price of the solo.

If you enjoy it, then you are more than likely going to jump again in which case you need to go through the whole obtaining license malarky again.

(DH)

Lurker the Second
04-05-2005, 14:39:52
Damn that's expensive. It cost me something like $150 for a tandem jump.

mr.G
04-05-2005, 14:44:22
real dollars, not those fake Greglanders ones.

MoSe
04-05-2005, 14:48:11
real dols for real jumpers

Lurker the Second
04-05-2005, 14:48:24
Ahh, monopoly money, that's different.

MoSe
04-05-2005, 14:56:53
jump directly to gaol

Venom
04-05-2005, 15:25:04
Go tandem so you can look massively gay as an instructor humps you all the way to the ground. After that, you'll be praying the chute doesn't open.

MDA
04-05-2005, 15:31:52
kiiiiiilllllllll meeeeeeeee! :lol:

jsorense
04-05-2005, 17:37:06
Go solo. Fly busman, fly! :beer:

MDA
04-05-2005, 19:18:23
Too much, Magic bus!

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
04-05-2005, 20:18:28
My sister paid for a solo jump, did the training, got into the plane, chickened out and ended up tandem jumping, thus wasting $200 according to your payscale (I never did find out what she paid).

Solo jumps aren't much harder than tandems, you just need to keep an eye on your altitude and status rather than gawking at the scenery until the ground rushes up to say hello. I'd go for the solo.

Plus Venom's right. Especially if you get it video recorded for posterity.

Greg W
05-05-2005, 00:55:51
Venom's right? :eek: :nervous:

zmama
05-05-2005, 01:11:33
It is feelling chilly

Greg W
05-05-2005, 01:16:36
Ahah, so West Virginia really is hell! :D

zmama
05-05-2005, 01:17:57
purgatory

"almost Heaven"

*spit*

Greg W
05-05-2005, 01:23:38
Purgatory
Roman Catholic Church. A state in which the souls of those who have died in grace must expiate their sins.

Damned sinners. :p

Chris
05-05-2005, 03:07:53
Unless you are 100% sure of yourself, do the tandem jump.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
05-05-2005, 03:12:03
He's only falling out of a plane at multiple thousands of feet with a silk bad strapped to his back, it's not life or death. And anyway, that's what the extra half-day training is for.

Greg W
05-05-2005, 03:15:25
100% sure of what, exactly?

Greg W
05-05-2005, 03:24:33
Hmm, a bit of further examination and a phone call or two reveals:
- the $425 just includes the first part of 9 stages to get full solo jump certification.
- Each further stage (of 8) is $195
- total cost basically $2000
- the human strap on option is looking better until I decide if it's something I want to do often
- Bugger

05-05-2005, 04:52:53
Originally posted by Drekkus
Do the tandem jump, and while falling tell the instructor you won't start pissing your pants if he gives you the solo jump for free. You don't seem to understand gravity too well.

Greg W
05-05-2005, 05:24:34
And you don't understand the laws of physics very well.

05-05-2005, 05:32:14
yes I do

KrazyHorse@home
05-05-2005, 06:28:52
How the fuck did you do that?

JM^3
05-05-2005, 06:45:08
I was suppose to tandem just once..

but the weather went bad

JM

Darkstar
05-05-2005, 06:49:00
Still a virgin then, eh?

Chris
05-05-2005, 07:27:52
Originally posted by Greg W
100% sure of what, exactly? That you won't panic, pass out, or otherwise fail to pull the rip cord, and that you are unaffraid of hurting yourself in touch down.

It looks REAL easy until you actually try it.

Greg W
05-05-2005, 08:03:55
Well, there's two instructors that hold onto you on your first jump until you pull the cord, I am presuming to help stabilise you and to make sure that you do indeed pull the cord. So it's not a major concern.

And no, I don't think it looks real easy at all. :)

Current thinking is that I might take the initial jump at the $425, and then decide if I want to go on to complete the $2,000 certification. It's still initially just an extra $150 to go solo rather than strap on. Hmm...

Darkstar
05-05-2005, 08:10:34
And more of your time. Which could be a bonus, since you seem to be looking to do other things for a good stretch of time.

JM^3
05-05-2005, 08:14:51
Originally posted by Darkstar
Still a virgin then, eh?

of course..

should I put it in my sig

JM

Greg W
05-05-2005, 08:19:17
Originally posted by Darkstar
And more of your time. Which could be a bonus, since you seem to be looking to do other things for a good stretch of time. Yeah, taking up a bit of time is not necessarily a bad thing.

chagarra
05-05-2005, 09:51:51
My daughter did a tandem jump in april, reckoned it was the greatest buzz ever.
Got some great photo's and a video from the instructors hand cam..

More fun for me standing and watching...
That first step seemed a little large..

And my youngest son's wife paid for a weekend solo for him, but he hasn't managed to get there yet. You'd think he would be braver after floating round in a tin can , destroyer for the uninitiated, for some years...

Venom
05-05-2005, 13:11:38
I'm right a lot of times.

Cruddy
05-05-2005, 13:13:53
Go solo you wuss!

If you were a cripple or elderly it wouldn't be an issue, but if you're able bodied, go for it!

Why not raise money for charity while you're at it?

Venom
05-05-2005, 13:17:20
Yeah, other retards can look at you as a great example. They'll say, "If that obviously massively retarded dipshit can stumble his way out of a plane, I can make the effort to not shit my pants and drool all over myself today." You'll be an inspiration.

Chris
05-05-2005, 13:24:53
Or a damp spot on the tarmac, one or the other.

Greg W
05-05-2005, 13:28:35
How the heck are you going to make money for charity by jumping out of a plane? Nobody is going to pay money for me to jump out of a plane with a parachute. Without, maybe...

Venom
05-05-2005, 13:30:50
Be creative.

Chris
05-05-2005, 13:40:24
I'll give ya a dollar if you jump with the chute in your hands, not strapped on.