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The weight limit in skydiving can be a frustrating sticking point. When people see skydiving weight restrictions, they often get the wrong idea. They think these restrictions are irrational, unfair and based on the whim of prejudice. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Because we feel so strongly about it, we're here to help you master that toe-tingling fear and make that jump. Here are the straight-up facts:
Skydiving is one great lesson in physics. At any given time during your one-minute freefall or five-minute canopy ride, a number of forces are simultaneously at play impacting how you fly.
We understand that you may be bursting at the scenes to book your first tandem. But there are no exceptions: you must wait until you're 18.
Skydiving is indeed a sport--and a big one, with athletes all over the world and a thrumming, multidisciplinary competitive circuit.
Take heart, dear reader: You're going to be fine. Here are our best tips for nervous first-time skydivers, so you feel perfectly prepared to make the leap.
Skydiving isn't just a solo sport. You can enjoy it with your family, too! Find out more about skydiving with your family here.
If you're lucky enough to be going to school around the Houston area, we'd like to humbly propose our very own method to get there: a first-time tandem skydive with The Skydiving Company in Texas.
Each year, more than half a million people try skydiving for the first time here in the US, with most choosing to make a tandem skydive. Find out more here.
We bet we can guess the first thing that'll pop out of your mouth after you land from your first time skydiving! (After you stop hollering out your happiness, that is.) Pretty much every new jumper makes one of the following five statements after her feet are back on the ground. ...Which will yours be?
Skydiving is probably one of the most exhilarating things you'll ever experience, and it will certainly send you on a rollercoaster of emotions; from the pre-jump jitters to an intense 60-second freefall, followed by a therapeutic canopy ride.
Of all the safety precautions in skydiving, first-time jumpers most frequently overlook one of the most easily mitigated risks of all.
Jumping out of an airplane may not seem like the safest activity to try, but's actually not that risky. Don't believe us? Read the facts here!
Skydiving generally is not the first thing that comes to most peoples' mind when they think of getting old. But believe it or not, many people the skydiving community is full of people well into their sixties. Don't believe us? See it for yourselves!
Learning how to skydive is both fun and rewarding. At The Skydiving Company, we offer a Tandem Direct Supervision training program to help you acquire the necessary skills needed to become a certified skydiver.
You don't need to own an airplane and a parachute to go skydiving, but you do need to meet certain requirements to be eligible. Dress appropriately, get a good night's sleep, and save the drinks for aftward!
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