How adventurous are you?

@lalav1 (1056)
United States
July 2, 2007 3:08am CST
Have you ever skydived? Ever bungie jumped? Ever ridden in a helicopter? How about a hot air balloon? What about scuba diving? I guess I'm not real adventurous. I have ridden in a hot air balloon and it was great! I would like to ride in a helicopter. The rest are probably not going to happen. What have you done? Were you pushed? Did you love it or hate it it? What would you do if you had the chance?
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@chenee08 (591)
• Philippines
2 Jul 07
i never tried those things you mention but i wished to do those things coz it's sounds very much interesting. well, i think i'm adventurous. love extreme sports like kayaking, water tubbing, raftling, wall climbing and mountain climbing. just last year me and my classmates climb the highest mountain in our country and it was fuN.
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@vanities (11387)
• Davao, Philippines
3 Jul 07
actually im not that type, im scared lol...but if push i guess i have to survive while doing it...of course im going to hate the one who pushed me in doing so..
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
3 Jul 07
When I was much younger I did fly in a helicopter...and for the life of me can't remember why?...Think is was part of a tour thing when we, my mom, grandmother and I were on vacation years ago--my grandmother and I went I do remember that, but not my mom--she was so afraid of flying--
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@GardenGerty (101733)
• United States
3 Jul 07
I have been in a helicopter, and a hot air balloon, but both were tethered. I do not enjoy being out of control enough to skydive or to bungee jump. Scuba diving, I am afraid, would make me feel claustrophobic. I would enjoy the balloon experience and the helicopter experience, but I am even particular about which amusement park rides I go on, LOL. I am not the adventurous type.
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
3 Jul 07
I have not done the things you listed but it is not due to the lack of desire. Yes, I would love to go sky diving! I would love to go in a hot air balloon or bungee jump! I would love to do a lot of things. But I do not have the opportunity to do such things. And oddly enough, even though I am terrified of water and the ocean and boats, I think it would be a huge accomplishment on my part if I should ever go scuba diving.
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• Brazil
3 Jul 07
I am very adventurous,i have practiced Bungee Jump, i´ve been ina a hot air balloon,now i want to jump with parachutes from an arirplane, i´ve alwasy wanted it!
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@sergeantrom (5712)
• United States
3 Jul 07
I am the most boring creature of habit person ever! One day I just decided "life is too damn short" and I made a list of all the things I ever wanted to do. I joined the Army at age 30. Now that was an Adventure. Best decision I ever made. No regrets here.
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
2 Jul 07
I have scuba dived.....I think I would be terrified to bungy jump..just my luck the rope would snap..I might like to go in a hot air balloon...I don't think skydiving would be for me...
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@maehan (1445)
• United States
2 Jul 07
I think I am "moderate" adventurous. I ever tried bungie jump, taken the course of scuba diving, riden on a hot air ballon and helicopter. I love all this as it is fun. If I have a chance, I would like to try water scooter.
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@dianagnes (1088)
• Singapore
2 Jul 07
I am not sure whether i am adventurous or not simply because i have not try any of the activities you mention above.I would love to try all those things because its a thrilling activities to do.I only tried snorkelling and it was super duper fun for me.I enjoyed it and hope to do it again.I hope i will have the chance to do this thrill activities.I want to feel what it felts like to have this adventure done by myself.
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
2 Jul 07
Hello, lalav1! I think I am quite adventurous and I like this type of lifestyle. I haven't done somethings you mentioned like skydiving, scuba diving and hot air balloon but I have done other things some not included in your list:-) I have ridden helicopter many times. My experience is with two helicopters, MI17 and Albert. MI17 is quite heavy and large. It's engines make an irritating loud noise, that I don't like about it, even with ear covering noise is too much to tolerate for me. Plus it's lot hot in there especially when you are riding in hot weather conditions. Albert is much less noisy and a light rotor carrier. It can hover much low and can cruise in between hills at low altitudes and the fiber glass windows let you have a good view of surroundings:-) I have also bungie jumbed, quite a lovable experience. I have also climbed mountains and almost 2 times I got into dangerous situation but I did survive to write these lines:-) I have also raced with bike and car in my teenage. Once I was thrown into a violent river (not at my will as I don't know how to swim) luckily, at one time I came near the bank and got hold of a rock and one of my friends was able to pull me out. So it has been quite adventurous for me in the past.
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@Denmarkguy (1845)
• United States
2 Jul 07
I have tried many different things, but I am not adventurous. And yet, dedicated "risk takers" think I am nuts for doing some of the things I HAVE done... like chasing tornados, or flying on a weather plane through the core of a hurricane. Most of the "risks" I take tend to be spiritual, or emotional-- rather than physical.
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@katkat3 (426)
2 Jul 07
Hi... I have done scuba diving but only in a pool (I was training) I never actually completed my training but I did really enjoy the feeling of being able to breath under the water. I have never been a confident person in the water and I think this helped me alot! I may do it again some day some where like egypt tho! :0)
@phon4u (2217)
• Laos
2 Jul 07
Have I ever skydived? I have never. Ever bungie jumped? Never have I. Ever ridden in a helicopter? Wow, I wish I could do. How about a hot air balloon? Just see on the T.V. Interested in joining. What about scuba diving? Really no. I'm not real adventurous, either. The rest are probably not going to happen, either. What have I done? It just learnt to drive a car. Were you pushed? Tried to learn while I was aty work on the field. Did I love it or hate it? I loved it very much. What would you do if you had the chance? I had the chance I would learn driving a truck and a bus.
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@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
2 Jul 07
I'm not really as adventurous as I used to be now that I have my duaghter. I just don't like taking big risks anymore. But I used to be pretty adventurous. I went skydiving about 4 years ago when I was living in Florida. I had always wanted to go skydiving and had finally found someone that was willing to go with me. I had a blast. It was the biggest adrenaline rush ever. I might would consider doing it again once my daughter is older if she ever decides she wants to go. But for now I'll stay on the ground lol.
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@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Jul 07
I think I am not bold, sometimes I'm timid:) I haven't tried the adventures that you mentioned. I ever did the rockclimbing. I think it's my adventure because somewhat I am afraid of the height.
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@patgalca (14557)
• Orangeville, Ontario
2 Jul 07
I never had any adventurous thoughts until I read the book N.O.W. No Opportunity Wasted by Phil Keoghan from the Amazing Race. Now I do have fibromyalgia so I am limited in my physical activities, but sometimes the pain following an adventure can be less than the adventure itself if it is that exciting. Keoghan description of skydiving through a cloud has given me pause. I might want to try that. I may even want to try bungee jumping. I had always wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride but last time I went to the water park and climbed the stairs to the highest slide, I found myself dizzy so I worry about heights. But probably nothing a little gravol couldn't take care of. The most adventurous I have ever been was tubing behind a sea-doo. I had to hold on for dear life and which uses every muscle in my body and left me in a lot of pain. But it was exhilarating. Some of the water slides at the park are pretty cool too. But I would like to do more, if only I had the money and the means to do so.
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@wolves69 (756)
• United States
2 Jul 07
Have you ever skydived? No, but flew a glider Ever bungie jumped? Yes, as a dare Ever ridden in a helicopter? Yes How about a hot air balloon? We never removed the tethers, so technically....(A storm was coming through). I would like to do it. What about scuba diving? No. The closed I've done was go in a minisub and snorkel. I'm not a very good swimmer, and for most of my life, the mask and water bothered me since I had terrible vision. Now I have 20/40 after laser surgery. I'm not sure if I'd do it though. I'm pretty open minded and willing to try different things; however, my kids love to do that stuff and the oldest is 11. The girls love rock climbing, surfing, and wants to scubba. The boys are more into the flying thing (he's 6). When they get older, life will probably be very interesting for me and the missus.
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• United States
2 Jul 07
I am not adventurous at all, the most adventurous thing I have ever done was ride a roller coaster ride and it made me sick afterwards. I have no desire to any of those things.
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• United States
2 Jul 07
I have a terrible fear of heights..so bungie jumping is definitely out of my adventurous endeavors. I have been on jet planes and have gone as far as Portugal which was bout 12 hours flight. Only fall back on this was the jet lag:)+