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Re: When you're not gaming you are...
Sweet! I tried to jump for my 30th birthday. I didn't take the classes or whatever, just tried to do a tandem jump with someone experienced. The only local place I could find had a weight limit of like 230 lbs. I was 10 pounds over.
Do it if you ever get the chance, it's absolutely incredible. That weight restriction is pretty much a universal guideline for your safety. It's no offense to you, it's the way the harness system works on tandems. You're going from 120mph to 15mph in about 3 seconds, if you're a bigger guy the harness will push up into you leaving slack in the harness on your body. You could be 250 pounds of solid muscle and that restriction still stands because of the sheer force it takes to stop 250 pounds being too much. What dropzone were you going to do it at?
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