Beyond Tandem Jumping: Skydiving as a Sport

September 13, 2019 by Skydive California
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Tandem Jumping (Skydiving) is Only the Beginning   What is skydiving? Funny question, we know — but if you’re tempted to answer “something you do once in your life and then leave it in the glorious past,” you’d be wrong.


What Does a Professional Skydiver Do?

August 28, 2019 by Skydive California
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When you think of a professional skydiver, what comes to mind? Probably, someone with an energy drink logo on their helmet–or the tandem instructor who takes you for your first parachute ride. That’s not all there is, though! Here are


Skydiving Statistics

August 28, 2019 by Skydive California
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Skydiving Statistics Compared to Other Activities Skydiving is getting safer and safer every year in the US. The most recent data from the United States Parachute Association (USPA) shows that the number of fatalities per 1,000 jumps is at its


Sex Vs. Skydiving

August 6, 2019 by Skydive California
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Sex or Skydiving – Which is Better? If you’re shaking your head in confusion right now, you’ve probably never been in a skydiving landing area. If you had, you’d most certainly have heard more than a few freshly-landed tandem skydivers


When Do Skydivers Pull Their Parachutes

June 27, 2019 by Skydive California
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Parachute Deployment Altitude 101   When Do Skydivers Pull Their Parachutes? When you pull the parachute for your skydive depends–like most things in this life–on who “you” are. That might sound like an unnecessarily philosophical way of answering the question,


What is a Hop n’ Pop in Skydiving?

June 14, 2019 by Skydive California
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What Is A “Hop-n-Pop” Skydiving. It’s all about jumping from an airplane and falling through the air, right? Nope! Though freefall is one awesome part of skydiving, it’s not the only part. Believe it or not, the parachute ride can