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Old 11-13-2007, 01:08 AM   #21
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Thats so cool, I want to jump some day..
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Thats so cool, I want to jump some day..
It gives you a feeling you'll never forget... For me it was a 50% loss of balance for about 30 minutes and 100% loss of hearing in one ear for a week

I made a full recovery
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Ok this may be a dumb question.. But do you have the feeling that you get when you go down a big hill on a roller coaster for the entire duration of the free fall?
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Old 11-13-2007, 02:59 AM   #24
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Ok this may be a dumb question.. But do you have the feeling that you get when you go down a big hill on a roller coaster for the entire duration of the free fall?
aka butterflies in the stomach, losing your stomach etc.

I've never gone skydiving before but here's what I think.
I think it will be like that for the first few seconds.
I think the reason you get that feeling is because your body is experiencing negative G's from being pulled down (faster than gravity would) by your seatbelt or harness whereas in free fall you are subjected 0 G's.

Of course that could be said (More correctly) in terms of a faster than 9.81m/s(squared) acceleration.
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Old 11-13-2007, 07:57 AM   #25
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that porsche is a beast
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:39 AM   #26
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Ok this may be a dumb question.. But do you have the feeling that you get when you go down a big hill on a roller coaster for the entire duration of the free fall?
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aka butterflies in the stomach, losing your stomach etc.

I've never gone skydiving before but here's what I think.
I think it will be like that for the first few seconds.
I think the reason you get that feeling is because your body is experiencing negative G's from being pulled down (faster than gravity would) by your seatbelt or harness whereas in free fall you are subjected 0 G's.

Of course that could be said (More correctly) in terms of a faster than 9.81m/s(squared) acceleration.
You sir, are correct

It's been a while, but I don't really recall the butterfly feeling... The stronger feelings are: holy **** I just jumped out of a plane and holy **** now I'm falling through xx,xxx feet of absolutely nothing. One thing to remember though, is if your ears are sensitive to pressure changes, such as diving too deep in the water or in the cabin of a jetliner you have to "blow them out" so to speak or you might end up suffering from extreme pain and a temporary loss of hearing... like I did, because my instructor forgot to remind me to equalize the pressure in my ears every now and then on the way down. For the most part it came back after a week and then I completely regained it a couple months later. Good conversation starter though, girls love guys who live on the edge...

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what do you mean by equalizing the pressure in your ears?
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yeah, i hate diving to the bottom of pools/lakes, but thats all that causes pain, no planes or ****
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damn I'm always so conjested that I will never be able to do this :(. I have tired to do that clamp your nose and pop your whatever but it never works or maybe I puss out to soon.... I don't normally have problems with the whole preasure thing.. Can't you pop a blood vessel in your head if you try to equalize the presure wrong?
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what do you mean by equalizing the pressure in your ears?
When you're on a plane or traveling through mountains you yawn or chew gum or hold your mouth/nose shut while you "blow" and your ears pop... that's equalizing the pressure

As for blowing your head up... I'm pretty sure you would have to blow EXTREMELY hard to cause damage like that



I guess I should emphasize that... my ears are VERY sensitive to pressure changes... I can't dive more than 4 or 5 feet in a pool without extreme pain. Mountains and planes don't cause pain, but I do have to equalize the pressure after very slight variations in altitude like driving over hills on highways
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if I do the hold your mouth and nose shut thing, air comes out of my tear ducts...... is that bad?
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no, at least you aren't squirting milk out of them like other people do
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How do I do that!
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if I do the hold your mouth and nose shut thing, air comes out of my tear ducts...... is that bad?
Be a horned toad, squirt blood out of your eyes!


Yeah I wanna go skydiving now.
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Yeah I wanna go skydiving now.
Do it. Whether you end up liking it or not you won't regret doing it, as it is an experience. And if you do end up liking it enough it is an awesome hobby to have.
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