Free Falling

@Modestah (11192)
United States
April 11, 2008 8:26am CST
Have you ever sky dived (parachuting) or jumped off a height with a bungee cord attached? What was it like? if not, would you like to do so? why or why not? I have never done either, I am too chicken. I would love the experience, but not the risk - you know? I think that I would much prefer and would really like to try hang gliding though, or what is that other gliding/flying device called I want to say electro-lite flying heh, but electrolytes are a chemical thing in the body.... oh maybe it is ultra light? .
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@lishiwei (1553)
• China
12 Apr 08
I also never done it.But I want to have a try.I think that must be very intereasting.It must can give us a good feeling.
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• India
12 Apr 08
i would love to do that kind of thing i always dreamed of doing such thing but i never got the opportunity. after i get a good job and have sufficient money i will try these things ... especially parachuting.
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
11 Apr 08
Nope....won't do it....I like to be safetly inside something if it's going to any heights....I have a fear of falling!
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@minnie_98214 (10574)
• United States
11 Apr 08
I so want to sky dive but its out of my budget. Id so love the rush of free falling.
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@AmbiePam (48664)
• United States
13 Apr 08
That is on my list of things to do. I'm 27 now, and I'm saving any extra money I can, so I can go skydiving on my 30th birthday. I also want to bungee jump, but I think I better skydive first, because as I get older bungee jumping won't be as hard on a body as skydiving.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
13 Apr 08
you are amazing! are you sure it is not because if you bungee jump first you might not be able to go sky diving later? bungee jumping seems so hard on the body to me, yanking like that...
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@AmbiePam (48664)
• United States
13 Apr 08
Yeah, but I know a good chiropractor. : )
• United States
11 Apr 08
I have never done it and it's not something I'm interested in doing either. It just seems like to me that too many things could go wrong which eventually distract me from doing what I need to do and from possibly having any fun at all. I'll stick to riding rollercoasters.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
11 Apr 08
I wonder how many people have heart failure due to the excitement on the way down!
• United States
11 Apr 08
haha I'm not sure but that is a pretty good question!
@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
11 Apr 08
I once overheard a table of skydivers in a restaurant, talking about how many jumps they had made. I was kind of jealous, and thought I might do it someday, but I soon realized I was really afraid of heights, so probably would never try it. There are actually studies that suggest that some people are born with what is called the thrill seeking gene or risk taking gene. Daredevils, mountain climbers, and other daring types might have it, but I sure don't. I saw a show on television once where people were getting hypnotized to overcome their fears, and one person who had a fear of heights and planes was able to jump out of a plane with a parachute. I think I'll pass on that.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
11 Apr 08
interesting about the gene presence, that might explain why some seek after the thrills. I am with you, I would rather keep a healthy fear of heights - than be made to jump out of a plane!
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
31 May 08
Thanks for best response!
• United States
12 Apr 08
I would love to sky dive, parasail, or parachute! Heck, maybe even jump out of a plane! The "just do it" is the part that I have...I rode a sky coaster called the ripcord...read about it here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ripcord_(Amusement_Park_Ride) It was a total rush, and one that I would definately do again! Roller coasters are great, but the ripcord is in a league of it's own. So I can imagine how great it would be to hang glide, or skydive, and such. Oh, what a feeling!
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
12 Apr 08
The ripcord sounds exhilarating and looks like the Saint Louis Arch, doesn't it? I do not think I will be in for that excitement however, I have such a fear of system failure! due to negligence in upkeep.
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
12 Apr 08
I'm with you....a big chicken... I was supposed to go sky diving with a group of people from work. I had so many nightmares before going I couldn't, I couldn't even go watch. I just knew I would jinx everyone...lol It turned out none of them could jump because of some crazy cross winds or something. I have always been afraid to bungee jump. I always think my foot will pull off right from my leg...lol Silly I know but it keeps me on the ground and safe...hehe Blessed Be, Mari
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
12 Apr 08
isn't that weird that they have you dive with the bungee connected to a limb? my leg would disconnect from the socket for sure! or the cord would slip off or like you said the whole foot would come off.... oh what a head ache upon landing!
@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
14 Apr 08
it is ultra light.i have not done any of those adrenaline rush extreme activities.the closest i have done is jump off a high cliff , feet first and it was the longest jump i have ever experienced . it took me a while to make that first jump and i tell you, my head was like doing a flashback of all my life, it is like dying! after that jump , i walked up the cliff and jumped again buit this time without any so much fear. it's a rush! i love it. same here, i want to try 'em out ,too.