Category: Skydiving

Skydiving

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Jun 24, 2013
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Skydiving

Skydiving is an extreme sport with a thrill that pays off for longer duration that most other extreme sports.  While most alternatives provide a thrill that lasts seconds, skydiving can draw an experience out to minutes.  Due to the highly technical nature of the sport, both training and certification are necessary before a diver can go into the air and practice. The sport entails being taken up to high altitudes in an airplane and subsequently jumping from said...

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Learning to Sky Dive – 3 Types of Skydiving Jumps for Beginners

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Jun 3, 2013
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Learning to Sky Dive – 3 Types of Skydiving Jumps for Beginners

Skydiving is an extreme sport that draws half a million new practitioners every year. Those that are drawn to the sport tend to have three options for their first jump. They can choose to go with a tandem jump, which means that an experienced instructor is attached to the jumper's back, and controls parachute deployment. This type of jump only requires about thirty minutes of previous instruction and costs between one hundred fifty and two hundred fifty dollars. T...

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Skydiving Competitions Consist of Canopy and Freefall Events

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Jun 10, 2013
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Skydiving Competitions Consist of Canopy and Freefall Events

Skydiving competitions in the United States utilize a wide range of canopy and freefall events that are broken up according to form and occur three times per year. Formation skydiving events are those in which four to sixteen individuals perform maneuvers that result in geometric shapes being created, midair. Vertical formation skydiving uses teams of four that perform acrobatic feats along a vertical axis. Freeflying is a three-person event where the team focuses...

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