I didn’t expect to be sore like I am – lower back, hips, shoulders… All sore. And it’s not from being sick (at least it better not be); I went indoor skydiving yesterday and I am still high from the experience.
It is described as “air crack”, hence the title of the post. And I can truly understand why. Being inside of a tunnel 10 feet in diameter that is approximately 70-80 feet high with winds blowing up from under you at about 200 miles per hour… It is loud, but you’re wearing a jumpsuit, knee and elbow pads, hearing protection, and a helmet. And you have an instructor with you.
It is incredibly safe. And it is also incredibly exhilarating.
I went with my friend Dave. He and I grew up together and were friends as kids. He and his wife live just outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and he comes down here once a year to visit with his family and friends. I’ve written about him here before; considering how long we’ve known each other I could probably write volumes, but I’ll try to keep it simple.
One thing I need to mention about doing this: there are weight limits, but apparently they are relative. Their upper limit that they list is 250 lbs., but I’m a little heavier than that. However, what I have in body mass is more than made up for in height, plus the mass I carry is rather solid. Because of that the instructor was okay with my being there, and I had no trouble getting aloft.
I will post video as soon as I work out some technical glitches on this laptop of mine. It’s only about 6 minutes or so in length, but the perspective gives a really good look at the inside of the tunnel.
The next time I go (and yes, there will definitely be a next time) I am bringing Martha with me. I think she’ll appreciate it as much as I did.
Thanks, Dave – at least it’s a clean addiction…