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It's hard to describe what it feels like

Rohirrim Rider
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Sep 21 2012, 11:35am


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The main things I remember from the initial drop is how cold and how thin the air is up there (the panic of "can I breathe?" lasts about half a second before you realise you can!). It doesn't really feel like a rollercoaster because you're not being jolted around so, whilst there's a sudden loss of gravity, it's a different feeling than a change in G-force. It's just a very bizarre feeling of having absolutely no support or physical surroundings anywhere near you. It's just amazing.

And I too used to be worried about the parachute lurching open but it's hardly noticable. The most surprising thing is how softly you land - honestly, it was more gentle for my feet to land after falling 15,000ft than it is for them stepping off stairs! The cost always put me off as well but it's much, much cheaper in NZ than it is here in the UK as I guess it's more of a tourist business there. So you have to pay the plane fare over to NZ but... well, that's worth it as well.

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Benedict Cumberbatch goes skydiving in NZ. Owain Send a private message to Owain Sep 18 2012, 12:36am
    Whoops... correction. The article... Owain Send a private message to Owain Sep 18 2012, 12:48am
    He looks like he is having fun Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Sep 18 2012, 12:59am
        No problem. Owain Send a private message to Owain Sep 18 2012, 1:01am
            Not recent Oleander Took Send a private message to Oleander Took Sep 18 2012, 2:14am
                ugh my writting >.< Oleander Took Send a private message to Oleander Took Sep 18 2012, 3:45am
    I did that a few years ago rings7 Send a private message to rings7 Sep 18 2012, 1:16am
        It look's both terrifying and exhilerating! Owain Send a private message to Owain Sep 18 2012, 1:18am
        I watched someone skydive on tv. grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 18 2012, 1:40am
            I actually rings7 Send a private message to rings7 Sep 18 2012, 6:34pm
        Same here - it's incredible Rohirrim Rider Send a private message to Rohirrim Rider Sep 18 2012, 11:04am
            That sounds amazing imin Send a private message to imin Sep 18 2012, 12:34pm
                It's hard to describe what it feels like Rohirrim Rider Send a private message to Rohirrim Rider Sep 21 2012, 11:35am
    preferred tralalalallying in the New Zealand wood There&ThereAgain Send a private message to There&ThereAgain Sep 18 2012, 1:45am
    If only he had been wearing a Smaug costume! / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 18 2012, 7:18am
        a little small Valandil ed Imladris Send a private message to Valandil ed Imladris Sep 18 2012, 9:08am
            Baby Smaug ;-) / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 18 2012, 9:34am

 
 
 

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