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How to choose your skydive

What drives you to jump? The feeling of freedom and adrenaline? The pleasure of moving at a speed you only see in the movies? Or the fear of dying while holding on to a rope that brushes against your body? If you are interested in skydiving, here are some useful tips for choosing your route.

First of all, assess your physical abilities. If you are independent and want to learn to fly without the help of an instructor, choose freefall. This type of course is easy to follow and you won't have to run after a touch or use springs to pull yourself up to the rope.

If you need help to get on the rope and the people around you think that this type of course is too difficult, choose the insured skydive. This option will allow you to reach the rope faster and with less risk.

Finally, if you are considering a skydive for a more emotional purpose, consider training courses to learn about the different concepts involved in flying. These courses offer a complete understanding of the flying process and skydiving.


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How to choose a parachute for skydiving?

If you are planning to jump into the water, the following tips should be considered.

First of all, get a clear picture of your project and evaluate it against your expectations. Before choosing your parachute, it is important to find out where you want to go (free-fall or tower), what you want to do and what the risks are. Remember that damage to a parachute after it hits the water can be very expensive. If your sporting activity is likely to take you further into the mountains (>4000 metres), opt for a mountain parachute.

If your parachute jump is limited to the French territory (except for training jumps on national parachutes certified for this use), choose a simplified parachute. These devices are easily accessible, thanks to specialised shops and the wide variety of models available, not to mention the websites provided by the dropzones.

If you want to avoid any risk, opt for a HALO or EXTRA TIGHT mountain parachute. These models are particularly robust and offer great resistance to shocks. They require a certain amount of experience and skill to be used properly. If you already have this expertise and your project is small enough to not justify the purchase of a mountain parachute, make an appointment with a professional to show you how to use this type of device.

If you are going to make a parachute jump outside the areas defined by French law, it is essential to take note of the French military parachute reception plan. They have an inexhaustible supply of local and international information to answer the most difficult questions. Parachute regulations are very strict and jumpers who exceed the limits risk a lot.

The benefits of parachutes for athletes

The parachute is often compared to other means of parachute jumping more suitable for sportsmen.

In particular, the parachute is more stable in the event of a fall and offers an incredible feeling of freedom. It is also ideal for long line jumps as it guarantees excellent acrobatics.

The parachute is also used for bungee jumping, which allows the collection of many identity cards.

The different types of parachutes

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The different types of parachutes

The parachute is a very old invention that has enabled adventure and navigation. Even today, it is used to hang on to in case of danger, to reach heights inaccessible to the sail and to travel without noise. The parachute is a technological achievement and an excellent means of travel.

Parachutes were invented in the Middle Ages. They were used to save oneself in case of danger. Today, parachutes are also used to travel in a line. In-line parachutes are often popular for celebrations and events. Some parachutes offer greater strength than traditional parachutes. Those who use inline parachutes enjoy a unique ride and an extraordinary journey.

The classic parachute consists of two parts: the overflight parachute and the landing parachute. The flight parachute is attached to the wings of the vessel and allows flight. The landing parachute is attached to the parachutist's feet and allows entry into the void. Parachutes have different types of filaments to support different forces. Some parachutes can withstand up to 2,500 kg. Parachutes also have different types of tanks that allow the parachutists to keep warm during their journey.

Inline parachutes are extremely popular in the US and Europe. They offer greater strength than traditional parachutes. Several manufacturers offer in-line parachute models that are easy to assemble and provide a unique and extraordinary ride.

If you are considering skydiving, here are some things to consider when choosing the right jump. The distance you need to jump, your height and weight, your skydiving experience, your jumping device, and your destination.

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helene cozay
I am Hélene Cozay, I have been writing articles on the LabelIngenue blog since August 2022. I am a travel specialist and I write mainly in the category : https://labelingenue.fr/voyage/ of the blog. Elisa and Marine suggested I join the Label Ingenue adventure :) I will mainly talk about travel and : Luxury cruise Cheap cruise Round the world cruise Europe cruise Travel insurance I have travelled in Europe with InterRail: Holland, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland. In Australia, New Zealand and Canada thanks to the PVT (Visa Travail Vacance) and in Asia (Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia...), South America (Nicaragua, Peru, Cuba...). I love travelling but also organizing it. Follow my adventures.

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