Yep, definitely sounds chicken (afraid of dying). More power to you though, play it safe. I don’t know the numbers, but I’m guessing you pulled two examples out of thousands of divers who didn’t die. I also am not too interested in skydiving, not because I’m scared to die as 1. I’m not and 2. I don’t see skydiving as that risky. It’s just another rollercoaster ( yes people die on rollercoasters too, I know) . I just don’t actually think it would be that exciting for the cost. I think going snowboarding (people die skiing and snowboarding, yes I know) would be more fun for the money.
@zeitgeist057 omg the parachute not opening is the main reason I would skydive
@asker well, there is a risk, but you can calculate the risk. According to this article skydiveperris.com/.../Parachute failures happen about one in 1,000. To me, even though I'm not worried about dying, is an unacceptable level of risk. But that's for the main chute. You also have a reserve parachute, which I am guessing has the same rate of failure to open. So the odds of them BOTH not opening would be that one in 1,000 and then again if it was that 1 time in 1,000, it would have to be that one in 1,000 time for the second chute as well. Those are very slim odds, literally one in a million. How to calculate probability: www.khanacademy.org/.../compound-probability-of-independent-events
@asker. as stated in the article, you are more likely to die driving in your car on the way to the skydiving drop zone, than you are on the actual skydive (assuming the drop zone is several miles away). Everything is dangerous. It's dangerous to be in a car. Dangerous to walk on the sidewalk, to eat out, to go to a party, go swimming in the ocean, go swimming in a pool. Almost everything you do has an element of danger to it. A one in a million chance of dying is a very low risk.
the bigger risk is living a life full of fear and missing out on the amazing experiences that are to be had. I literally am not interested in skydiving because I've had LOTS of exciting experiences in my life, to the point where skydiving just seems like another roller coaster ride, and an expensive one.
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@ChrisMaster69Gosh! I'm that surprised, you can shoot me down with a feather!
@EmmaMary seriously I had numerous opportunities to do it or hang gliding Charity tandem maybe but definitely not soloIt’s the landing I don’t like the idea of
Not very, was one of those round chutes. Very good for lift and safety (opening). But doesn't have steering of any kind.It's a long story, of me finding a place to drop into when moving really fast above tall trees.Balancing in a very flimsy branch as i try to make my way towards the tree, while about the height of a 4 story building.Will go again some point, just going to go for the square chute this time🙃
You sound fun.
I’m alive, that’s what matters.