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I just fell 15,000 feet out the side of an airplane. Almost three miles. We were in freefall for about 10,000 feet of it at somewhere between 120mph and 150mph in a tandem jump. Hit some thermals about halfway through the canopied part of the ride that made it about twice as long as it was going to be.

Wow.

That was by far the most amazing view I've ever had. Kind of odd to come to a realization that you are falling at over a hundred mph straight at the solid earth and you don't have an adrenaline rush. I was too busy looking at the view and enjoying the experience to get scared by it. In a few years when I've got a solid schedule in life, I'm going to take that up as my sport. Free falling.

Wow.

No words can describe the feeling of jumping out of a plane and having the thin air shoved forceably into your lungs. I can say that it was 'amazing' and 'wow' and 'fantastic' and 'utterly changing', but that doesn't tell you what it's like.


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phyxius
Sep. 19th, 2004 07:32 pm (UTC)
Awesome. If I didn't want to go before, I sure as hell do now. *jealous*
digitalgoth
Sep. 19th, 2004 08:57 pm (UTC)
Oh hell yes. I had a fucking blast. You need to go.

_X
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digitalgoth
Sep. 19th, 2004 09:28 pm (UTC)
Luck had nuffin to do with it. You come here and shell out $199 and you too can be the proud owner of a "Free Fall" certificate. :)

_X
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digitalgoth
Sep. 19th, 2004 09:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but you wouldn't get to see the ocean if you did it in NM. Or if you did, the apocalypse shall be upon us and you won't be needing that parachute after all.

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vara_design
Sep. 20th, 2004 12:40 am (UTC)
sounds amazing. i gotta try that some time
digitalgoth
Sep. 20th, 2004 02:29 am (UTC)
*grin* When's your birthday?

_X
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volcanicpinup
Sep. 20th, 2004 08:19 am (UTC)
I'm jealous!!
ishokunaeppy
Sep. 23rd, 2004 09:50 am (UTC)
I did a static line jump from 3500 about a year and a half ago--it was fucking awesome and I wish I had the money to do it again. Dunno if I'd rather do another lower solo jump like I did or a higher tandem one...
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