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Breakbounce » Blog » Travel » Here’s What You Should Not Be Packing On Your Next Sky Diving Spree.
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The wind screams across your face, messing up the new haircut you got just for the occasion. Hey… that’s how you roll, bro. You’re crouching in the open door of an airplane, 13,000 feet above holy ground; the voltage of adrenaline coursing through your veins is like a meta-protein drip. Yeah, you got wings baby!
 
You’re white knuckling the metal handle. The green light flashes. It’s GO time. Enter the void, amigo.
 
If skydiving isn’t crazy enough, extreme sports enthusiasts have engaged in all sorts of crazy caboodle while skydiving. Some dude in Sweden got a WFFT (World’s First Freefall Tattoo) after leaping from a plane, while another guy solved a Rubik’s Cube in 32-seconds FLAT! as he plummeted to the earth at 130 miles per hour. In 2007, in an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records, Sharon Har Noi got his haircut while skydiving in tandem with an instructor. Sheesh!
 
A tattoo gun, a Rubik’s Cube, and a pair of scissors aren’t the types of things most people bring to skydiving. Didn’t your mother tell you never to run with scissors? And that got us thinking… what else should you NOT be packing on your next skydiving spree:
 
Parachute Pants
 
Whatever you do, don’t match your pants to your skydiving gear. It’s not clever. It’s not meta or self-aware. It’s just bad form. And while “U Can’t Touch This” may be going through your head as you freefall through space, the last thing you want is to look like MC Hammer circa 1990.
 
Anvils, Safes, and Grand Pianos
 
Falling anvils are a staple of old Warner Brothers cartoons. Wile E Coyote always got crushed by an anvil, and the 16-ton variety made an appearance in Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Anvils drop without warning, or are heralded by a shadow of doom or a bomb whistle. While skydiving may seem like the perfect time for the old cartoon anvil trick, it’s probably best not to pack one. Safes and grand pianos should be left at home as well.

Smartphone

When you’re rocketing to the earth at 130 miles an hour, it’s probably not the best time for a selfie, or to check Facebook. Although… an Instagram shot of you crash landing in a farmer’s cornfield might earn you some new followers. As Bodhi said to Johnny Utah in Point Blank: “Vaya con dios, brah!”
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