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Sky Diving, anyone?

Postby Girl_Next_Door » Mon, 22 Sep 2008 1:37 pm

I am keen to try Sky-diving and am wondering if anyone out there are interested as well.

Nothing is firm yet, but the rough idea is this

- Depart Sg to KL via coach on Friday night
- Do a 2 day course, do either 1 or 2 jumps
- Return on Sunday evening

I managed to find this school and the rates don't seem too obscene.
http://www.ballzaction.com/skydiving-course.htm#slj

Cost wise, it will cost RM800 for 1 jump and RM1,250 for 2 jumps (i think this includes the course fees, equipment, etc) plus 2 night stay in a hotel in Bangsar (which will probably cost between RM$150 - $400/night, depending which hotel you are staying).

I have send an email to check it out, but just curious is there anyone else who might be interested?

If anyone have done it with with this school/company, please let me know if they are any good. I found them in another forum. Thanks!

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Postby bostonT2 » Wed, 24 Sep 2008 6:10 am

hey Girls next door..
do u know if it is tandem, accelerated free fall or static line for the package/
semi lost in translation...

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Postby Girl_Next_Door » Wed, 24 Sep 2008 7:49 am

I think Ballzaction and Black Bear Sky Dive are no longer doing sky diving. I sent both emails, but didn't get any replies.

I have contacted another Sky Diving shop (Titan Dive Team), and the guy promised to come back with a quote, so I don't have much details except for

- It will be somewhere in Johor. The guy can arrange for transaport to pick us up in Singapore, if there are sufficient people

- It will be over a weekend. Sat will be the theory course (half day, PM), and Sun will be the day we "Jump". The whole thing should be over around 3 - 4 PM.

- The plane they used is Chester (something), and it seats 2 jumper each time.

- The height is about 3,000 to 4,000 feet.

- They don't have any death casualty (yet). Important information! At least for me...

- More info on this shop can be found http://www.titandiveteam.com/SKY_page.htm

Tentaively, I have about 3-4 people who are interested, and we are looking at somewhere around November. Titan does static, but I know they have a tandem instructor. He is not always around, so if you are keen to do tandem, we might need to fit around his schedule. Let me know if you are still interested!

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Postby SolitaryReaper » Wed, 24 Sep 2008 6:18 pm

Hi!

Sounds like fun, iw as actulaly plannign a trip to nz for pretty much the same thing. (dont ask, just have been fixed on doing it there)

But this sounds like fun. Tandem jumps, wouldnt require a course would they? and might be a lot cheaper?


Will check on it. When exactly in nov , are you planning the trip?
ANyone's welcome ;)?

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Postby Girl_Next_Door » Thu, 25 Sep 2008 1:22 pm

All are welcome! I still haven't heard from the Sky Diving guy on the details... Seems like they are not very responsive...

Will give him a call again next week to get details.

Just indicate your interest here or PM me, so that I can get a rough headcount of people interest. Once I get everything sorted out, I will email you the details.

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Postby SolitaryReaper » Thu, 25 Sep 2008 1:56 pm

great. i emailed these guys as well. wonder if they are still in operation

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Postby SolitaryReaper » Mon, 06 Oct 2008 5:20 pm

hey i heard back from SKydive Malaysia

here are the details...

 Hello
>
> I'm Azlan, the Chief Instructor of the Kuala Lumpur Skydiving Association. Thank you for your enquiry.

> For your info. we run course for beginners, from static-line jumps till freefall and we do not offer AFF nor tandem jumps. 
> Courses are only run when we have the minimum of 8 students and normally are conducted on weekends, Saturday being the class and 
> ground training and jumps on Sunday.

> Arrangement can be made for those who want to jump on weekdays but 10 days notice is required to get the paperwork cleared.
>
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> Below are the details :
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> a. Type of Course - Static-Line Jump leading to Freefall
> b. Course Fee -  RM 950.00 inclusive of 2 jumps from a height of 3500 - 4000 feet. (transportation and food not included)
> c. Subsequent jump - RM 180.00 per jump ( inclusive of equipment )
> d. Freefall jump  -  RM 270.00 per jump ( inclusive of equipment and  jumpmaster ) and RM150 (solo and with own rigs )
> e. Aircraft - Cessna 172 (3 jumpers) or Cessna 206 (5 jumpers)
> f. Classes - Classes lasting 4 hours will be done on Saturday and jumps on Sunday
> g. Dropzone - Segamat, Johore (about 3 hours drive)
> h. Number of intake - Minimum of 8 and maximum of 12
>
> Classes can be conducted in Segamat but jumpers have to stay overnight  in Segamat. If classes were to start in the morning about 10.00 am, 
> jumps can begin at around 3.00 pm the same day and continue on Sunday. 
> Hotel rates in Segamat is about RM 50.00 to RM80.00.
>
> For further details, email or call me at 013 - 604 3326 or 603 - 9284 0063
>
>
> SKYDIVE
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>
> Azlan
>

November works for me. anyone?

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Postby Seasoul » Mon, 06 Oct 2008 9:11 pm

I'd love to give it a try but I've never sky dived before, is it still ok ? November sounds nice.

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Postby SolitaryReaper » Tue, 07 Oct 2008 10:22 am

the first for me too!
should be alright it s beginners course.

Does Nov work for anyone else?

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Postby pakjohn » Fri, 10 Oct 2008 2:52 pm

Below are the details :

> a. Type of Course - Static-Line Jump leading to Freefall
> b. Course Fee - RM 950.00 inclusive of 2 jumps from a height of 3500 - 4000 feet. (transportation and food not included)


I'm no expert, but isn't 3 to 4k feet too low for jumping? I've only jumped 5 times but always above 14k feet in altitude...

Do you have room for one or two more?

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Postby taxico » Fri, 10 Oct 2008 3:14 pm

i believe that's for static-line jumps (3500-4000 feet).

be careful and set up nicely for your landing. my knees and ankles are ruined. :(

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Postby summerluv » Sat, 11 Oct 2008 2:19 am

Omg, I've always wanted to go sky-diving, i'd just be terrified something bad would happen!

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Postby SolitaryReaper » Sun, 12 Oct 2008 10:29 am

Thanks taxico!
so whats the other jump besides the static line, the kind where you jump off 14k feet.

Sorry, i tried to do some online research but havent hit upon anything spectacularly informative/relevant


pakjohn:
i havent received any concrete replies yet, so i guess its prett much just me...

anyone interested pls pm me with preferred dates?
weekends in novemer, beginnning december works for me

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Postby taxico » Sun, 12 Oct 2008 1:03 pm

i did a few static line jumps in the military and it was free.

for a short period of time i paid to learn freefalling and freeflying (i started at 12,000" and went up to 15,000" sometimes). that's quite a few minutes of thrill. pow! my mouth exploding because i didn't close it... ha!

formation jumps can also be learned but that never interest me.

you'll probably begin to learn how to freefall with 1, 2 or 3 ($) instructors and a radio and your mind goes into overdrive while you figure out what the heck you're supposed to do and why you're in the sky with people yelling instructions to you.

as you progress, you'll be taught how to move during freefall (forward, hovering, turns, docks, loops, etc) over time.

you'll have to do consolidation jumps to practice what you've learned/been taught and be assessed.

so that goes on... you learn to land on target, buy goggles, maybe learn to pack, try not to do anything stupid while you prolong your freefall, get licensed... buy more gear... realize you're spending a lot of time hanging out some rather strange people and now have a much lighter pocket book...!

then it's a matter of time before you get tattoos... learn to be an instructor... ride a motorcycle... beginning with perhaps a baby ninja... then an r6 or r1... then...

before you know it, you'd have ran off to join criss angel and hang out with hugh hefner's ex girlfriends, and to make money you become a stuntman... FLEE WHILE YOU STILL CAN!!!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

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Postby taxico » Sun, 12 Oct 2008 1:28 pm

man, my previous reply made me reminiscent...

here's a nice post about a guy's "leap of faith."

http://www.travelblog.org/Oceania/New-Z ... 05817.html


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