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Terminology 101: The Jump

Now that you know what to call everyone on the DZ and you understand the basics of the gear. Now it’s time to dig into what you really care about—the jump! AFF or Accelerated Freefall – The training program that gets you from 0 to jumping on your own! Think of AFF as skydiver training […]

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Skydiving Terminology 101: The Gear

Skydiving gear can seem like a confusing magical backpack of joy and wonder, that, if you breathe on it in the wrong way, could kill you. Fortunately, the gear is far more robust and reliable than that. Take a few minutes to see this skydiving equipment list and learn about the system that will take […]

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Skydiving Terminology 101: The People

By: By Mara Schmid   If you’re new to skydiving, you might feel overwhelmed at all the skydiving terminology being thrown around! Freeflying? Which part is free?! Exit? Where?! Whuffo? What?!   First, a little secret: skydivers luuuuuuuuurrrrve to talk about skydiving. It’s, like, totally their favorite thing. So never feel like you can’t ask a question! […]

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7 Steps To A Good Skydiving Video

Sometimes I like to play “bad skydiving video BINGO” in my head when browsing videos on Facebook or Youtube. Forty seconds of unnecessary canopy flight that for some reason didn’t get edited out? More slo-mo than a Michael Bay movie? Using “Free Falling” for the soundtrack? Can we enforce beer fines for bad videos yet? […]

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What your skydiving instructor wants you to know

After jumping out of an airplane

If you can jump out of an airplane, you can do anything. I say this to all my tandem students at Skydive Taft; it seems to give them the motivation they need to let a complete stranger throw them out of an airplane. Pretty crazy huh? As a tandem instructor, I come across a lot […]

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