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2019 Indoor Skydiving World Championships The Ocho

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u/Lukemeister22 Sep 19 '19

I used one of these once. I could barely stay stationary for 2 seconds before drifting towards the wall. I can't even imagine being able to do this.

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u/[deleted] Sep 19 '19

It’s a lot of practice. I’m a skydiver and a tunnel rat. We use the tunnel to practice our competition routes for more time between practice jumps.

Babies don’t start off running, they start by sitting up, then standing, then walking. You learn to work the core and float, then move, then you learn your routines as you gain more control over yourself.

I have videos of my first tunnel sessions from a few years ago, and you’d never believe I’d be competing at the level I am now. There’s 10 minutes of footage of just learning to turn or flip myself belly up and down again smoothly.

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u/smegdawg Sep 19 '19

I've done it once and really enjoy it, not the cost though...

If I recall correctly first timers also don't get the wind speed turnup as much, so in that regard it is kinda like the bunny slope at a ski resort. Sure you are gonna get some of the basics, but you need the speed of the steeper slopes to learn how to better control your skis/snowboard. I imagine has to be similar with this kinda thing.

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u/scathias Sep 19 '19

How much was it? Because this looks like something that would be really fun to play around in

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u/smegdawg Sep 19 '19 edited Sep 20 '19

First Time

$119.95 for 2 4 flights

  • Each flight within the wind tunnel lasts 60 seconds and an instructer.

$61.95 for 4 return flights

  • Each flight within the wind tunnel lasts 60 seconds and an instructer.

More packages and group shit...but it is pricey for a 5 min experience.

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u/robdiqulous Sep 19 '19 edited Sep 20 '19

Lol fuuuuuuuuck that

Edit : his edit halved the price. See above regarding this new pricing.

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u/MattytheWireGuy Detroit Lions Sep 20 '19

You should see what it costs to go skydiving before saying that. I spent 3 grand to complete my AFF (advanced freefall) training and after finishing, jumps cost 25 a ride with the kicker that you gotta buy all your gear. Container, canopies, electronics all cost a shit load more than that and you can do it at night, during bad weather and practive freefall for a lot longer than you can do it for real (typical jump is ~40-60 seconds) and there is zero chance of death.

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u/thakurtis Sep 20 '19

I should leave my couch once in a while

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u/MF_Price Sep 20 '19

Sounds spendy. No thanks.

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u/chevymonza Sep 20 '19

Reddit is much cheaper.

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u/fj333 Sep 20 '19

and there is zero chance of death

I don't know if anyone has ever been killed in a tunnel, but I know for damn sure there is a non-zero chance of it happening. I know people who have had pretty bad tunnel injuries, I am pretty sure I've heard of somebody being paralyzed but can't remember for sure.

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u/abnotwhmoanny Sep 20 '19

I mean there's a non-zero chance of death eating a banana. I think they were just implying that it's a relatively safe activity.

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u/MattytheWireGuy Detroit Lions Sep 20 '19

lets say a NEAR zero chance of death

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u/payfrit Sep 20 '19

which is actually about the same for making a recreational skydive. It's riskier driving to the dropzone than making a jump.

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u/JRubenC Sep 20 '19

$3000 for the AFF? How many jumps did you have to repeat? Don't know in the USA, in Spain it was 1500€ for me (14 years ago) and completed it in the 7 scheduled jumps. And yes, thereafter, there's quite a lot of investing if you want to have your own gear and not depend on hiring stuff (own parachute plus altimeter plus good helmet plus audible altimeter plus jumpsit -1 or more-... about 10.000€ in total) but from there on... just just get to enjoy every jump for a really cheap price. And zero (ok.. 0.0000000000001%) chance of death if you act as you are supposed to. The real stuff is in the air, and not in windtunnels. Personal oppinion :)

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u/[deleted] Sep 20 '19

I'll spend more to go actual skydiving any day. I've gone skydiving twice...I don't go because I want to float in a windy environment. I go to jump out of a friggin airplane!

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u/apginge Sep 19 '19

Any DIY options? I know my uncle has this big shop fan. Im not that heavy

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u/SprittneyBeers Sep 19 '19

Go jump on your uncle’s fan, plz record results

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u/[deleted] Sep 20 '19 edited Jan 16 '20

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u/Double_Cookie Sep 20 '19

I wonder how his wife will be holding up..

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u/TheTaxman_cometh Sep 20 '19

To shreds you say.

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u/Waramaug Sep 19 '19

It’s cheaper to skydive in my opinion you can more bang for you buck if you jump from 13,500 feet you’ll get a minute of free fall and great views under canopy.

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u/Flip_d_Byrd Sep 19 '19

There is just something about the "bang" part of "bang for your buck' that scares me about jumping out of an airplane at 13,500 feet... especially if that plane is perfectly capable of landing on its own.

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u/DJRoombaINTHEMIX Sep 20 '19

Based on my extensive research (the googles), you’ve got a 0.0007% chance of dying from a skydive, based on 3 million jumps in 2010 (21 fatalities) compared to a 0.0167% chance of dying in a car accident (based on driving 10,000 miles).

You could also have a 0% chance of dying from skydiving by just avoiding it, so I’m not really sure if that’s a perfect comparison. I suppose you could also just never get in a car but that’s not really practical.

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u/sBucks24 Ottawa Senators Sep 20 '19

Yeah but what are the odds the 1/10 bad parachute is gonna be your parachute

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u/Flip_d_Byrd Sep 20 '19

With my luck... 5/7...

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u/justsomeguyfromny Sep 20 '19

My cousins fiancé died skydiving on his birthday.

Him and the instructor. Neither parachute opened.

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u/[deleted] Sep 20 '19

Yeah usually something like a 45 second free fall and a couple of minutes canopy. But that was like $200 ot so as well

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u/Jewellious Sep 19 '19

The pricing stopped me from being an enthusiast. I have one right on my way home from work. It seems their market would be first timers(just to try it out), and pros mostly.

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u/SpellsThatWrong Sep 19 '19

The price is fine if it were for an hour

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u/Jewellious Sep 19 '19

Agreed. Much better than 2 minutes

The other issue is your in a group session with strangers that eats up an hour of time for your two minutes of flight.

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u/KingDasher Sep 19 '19

Could you flip and twist for an hour without losing your lunch?

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u/TurquoiseJesus Sep 20 '19

It’s not even for the sake of getting sick. First time I ever tried indoor skydiving, I went for like 15 minutes straight (for some reason it was much cheaper in the UAE than in the states, so I could go longer). Now, I wasn’t fit at the time at all, but after that 15 minutes, when I got back in the car I couldn’t even lift my phone because my shoulders and arms were so sore. I can’t imagine even trying to exist after an hour in there.

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u/AtomicSquadron Sep 20 '19

Went trampolining with my son a couple months ago. It’s just jumping, right? The trampoline does most of the work, right? No. It hurt like a mother fucker for, like, a week after. Mostly in my lower back and ankles.

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u/samtrano Sep 20 '19

With practice, absolutely

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u/Waramaug Sep 19 '19

Is it the overhead like electrical cost or such a big demand they can justify that price?

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u/SnortingCoffee Sep 19 '19

Imagine you're selling insurance and someone comes to you with this idea. How much would they have to pay you per month for you to be comfortable with paying for any and all medical bills incurred by their customers?

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u/Waramaug Sep 19 '19

Yea that’s a good point but I’m sure everyone signs waivers

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u/fj333 Sep 20 '19

Waivers are not by any means a substitute for insurance. Nor do they even always hold up in court.

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u/gristly_adams Sep 20 '19

I read the back of my lift ticket once, and it claimed that htey were not responsible for my injury or death in the circumstances of equipment failure or gross employee negligence. I'm not sure how well that would hold up in some circumstances.

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u/Phone_Anxiety Sep 20 '19

It almost wouldnt assuming you could prove negligence. Those waivers are just a scare tactic to keep people from suing.

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u/PeaceLoveAndBusses Sep 19 '19

Recreational activities run expensive. In my business people will pay up to $200 for their family of 5 to go whitewater rafting for 1.5 hours. The cost of hang gliding in this area is like $160 for a single flight to be towed to 2500', that's maybe 5-8 minutes of flight total including the tow up. People pay $1000s for guided hikes/climbs. Welcome to eco tourism.

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u/T0_tall Sep 20 '19

Hobbies in general are big bucks when you get into them. Brought a cheap car to go racing. Broke said car. Upgraded it. Spent 8k on a 2k car to make it worth 5k

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u/hppmoep Sep 19 '19

Seriously, if I wasn't scared of taking a risk I would start a business leading Europeans hiking around my state. Was just down in a popular tourist area for work and feel like it was 95% wandering/lost euros and 5% locals. One group stopped in the middle of a 50 mph road holding up traffic to ask me where the grand canyon was, it is like 4 hours from where I was at.

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u/fj333 Sep 20 '19

Supply and demand are pretty balanced here. The demand is insanely low. It's a fringe activity. They build enough tunnels to meet that demand. It's expensive to build a tunnel, and expensive to run one (electricity). That is why the price is so high.

If it was simply demand exceeding supply, and tunnels were cheap to build/run, then new tunnels would pop up to meet the demand, and the price would go down.

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u/VoltGO Sep 19 '19

Lol, never mind.

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u/[deleted] Sep 19 '19

Pfff no thanks hahaha. $120 for 2 minutes?

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u/Cheesus_K_Reist Sep 20 '19

It was cheaper for me. iFly here in Australia is something like $60 for 2x 60 seconds. Sounds like very little time, but if it's your first time it's a helluva lot longer than you think while you're doing it, and boy do your shoulders hurt two days later. After two minutes you get a good handle on it and really want to do it again! It's worth it. Such a thrill.

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u/smegdawg Sep 20 '19

http://imgur.com/a/53yh8yW

That's of course a single person. Discounts for groups like all things.

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u/wordyplayer Minnesota Vikings Sep 20 '19

different prices in different cities. it is quite a bit less in minneapolis: https://www.iflyworld.com/book-now/#?tunnel=MSPW&grouping=perPersonFlyers&flow=packages

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u/carloscee Sep 20 '19

I used it once. after 45 seconds, snot was running up my cheek and there was no way for me to wipe it off without crashing into the barrier.

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u/saadakhtar Sep 20 '19

Someone has to wipe all the loads from the ceiling.

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u/achilles_slip_angle Sep 19 '19

This video looks like something that people 80 years ago think everyone does every day in the future.

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u/you_bastid Sep 19 '19

I had the same thought, which is kinda weird, because is there anything really futuristic about this technology? Isn't it just a giant fan blowing through a tube? Why couldn't this be done in the 40s/50s/60s?

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u/X7123M3-256 Sep 19 '19

It was done for the first time in 1964. I don't think there's anything technologically preventing it from having been done earlier, just nobody has built a wind tunnel powerful enough.

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u/AshidoAsh Sep 20 '19

Lot to do with someone figuring out how to maintain the wind speed around corners with the vacuum space behind blades. Complicated aerodynamics math stuff

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u/VoyeurOfBliss Sep 20 '19

Also the energy consumption isn't trivial.

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u/AbsurdThings Sep 20 '19

It still is in sci-fi movies. Ready Player One is the most recent example I can remember. They had a dance scene with the same concept.

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u/Lectovai Sep 20 '19

It was an anti gravity dance floor. I imagine dresses and hair length past four inches wouldn't mix well with a wind tunnel.

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u/[deleted] Sep 20 '19

This makes me want to open a bar with a wind tunnel just to fulfill a need for futuristic anti-gravity dancing

We'd make it neon

Theyd be the roller derbies of the goddamn future.

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u/EdgarAlanHoe Sep 19 '19

The dismount was everything. Made me feel fat.

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u/Blazerboy65 Sep 19 '19

It was so smooth I didn't even notice it was happening until she was through the door.

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u/downvote_or_die Sep 19 '19

Speaking of that door... Do you have to do this before it stops? I don’t know why I just picture a giant turbine thing blowing up keeping you suspended that you would fall down on if it stopped. How does one get out of this thing if they aren’t graceful enough to float out the door?

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u/[deleted] Sep 19 '19

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u/Shamrock5 Notre Dame Sep 20 '19

Kinda like a reverse Willy Wonka deal, eh?

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u/Cool-likekeanu Sep 19 '19

Really looks like some old school ssx tricky tricks

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u/tsunami141 Sep 19 '19

ITS TRICKY

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u/miltondelug Sep 19 '19

It's Tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that's right on time

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u/radbread Sep 19 '19

IT'S TRICK-AYYYY (it's TRICKY TRICKY tricky)

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u/c4seyj0nes Sep 20 '19

You gotta trick to boost!

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u/PorpKork Sep 19 '19

E A SPORTS BIGGGG

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u/spleeboy Sep 20 '19

This is going to be very, very interesting...

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u/jayplus707 Sep 20 '19

OMG I miss that game so much. SSX3 was my jam.

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u/MONSTAR949 Sep 19 '19

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u/capstonepro Sep 20 '19

Definitely looks like a rich person’s sport lol

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u/YT__ Sep 20 '19

Ehh. It varies. I know a guy who does it, but he does it because he works there, too. So him competing and things is sort of part of the job, for those who want to, because they have it available to them.

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u/grandmasterneil Sep 20 '19

Oh, thank god.

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u/[deleted] Sep 20 '19 edited Feb 19 '20

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u/IAmTheAudacity Sep 20 '19

looney tunes noises

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u/[deleted] Sep 20 '19

Holy shit.

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u/D1EF- Sep 19 '19

I would fill that helmet up so fast!!

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u/BreastMilkPapi Sep 19 '19

With hawaiian punch or something?

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u/[deleted] Sep 19 '19

I know you want him to say breast milk but I’m thinking he’s referring to puke

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u/[deleted] Sep 19 '19

NECESSARY?!

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u/billfrmaccnting Sep 19 '19

I do it anyways, because it's sterile and I like the taste.

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u/Bentley82 Sep 19 '19

I once covered an Applebee's bathroom in Hawaiian Punch vomit, so it's very possible...

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u/Absoniter Sep 19 '19

I once was at a Denny's at 3 in the morning, and these 3 younger Spanish guys came in and sat at the table across from me. They visibly had been doing some drinking at a club etc. I'm mid Moons Over My Hammy when one of the guys stands up, and proceeds to projectile vomit all over their table and the booth ahead. The bros grab their guy "mi amigo...Siiii." etc etc and rush him to the bathroom. The others around me were completely disgusted and got up and left without having to pay. I continued eating without missing a beat. The manager comes over and apologizes over and over to me offering a refund, I just laughed and said hey I enjoy life's random entertainment. He said you're fucking awesome man lmao.

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u/ImperialSympathizer Sep 20 '19

Jersey?

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u/Absoniter Sep 20 '19

lmao yes.

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u/luzzy91 Green Bay Packers Sep 20 '19

How the fuck did you guess that lol? That sounds like every city I've ever partied in haha

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u/BreastMilkPapi Sep 19 '19

That’s actually a lit story. You ever go back to that bathroom and be like “yeah I fucked ur ass up”

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u/Bentley82 Sep 19 '19

No because Applebee's sucks, but it comes up once in a while. And I don't have Hawaiian Punch chugging contests anymore, haha.

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u/[deleted] Sep 19 '19

With his head silly!

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u/mightyduck19 Sep 19 '19

Yeah I would puke everywhere

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u/fadetoblack1004 Sep 19 '19

I did iFly one time. That shit is HARD. Takes a long time to get to that level. One of our instructors while we were there had similar control and it was absolutely remarkable to watch him do his thing, and contrast it with us barely being able to stay still for more than 1 or 2 seconds.

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u/bracesthrowaway Sep 19 '19

I've been twice and each flight has been better than the last. Luckily on my first flight I was watching everybody who went before me and by the time I was in I was able to get steady really quickly. Every time I'm in there they've taught me a little something new and it's been really fun progressing and getting better at it. It's a lot of fun.

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u/ChooseCorrectAnswer Sep 20 '19

Do they have yearly passes or something? I did it once a few years ago as a random "bucket list" activity, and I remember it being really expensive. Like $60. I feel like the only way to become really good at this is to get a job at iFly and be able to do it for free. Are there really people paying $60 or more every week to do this?

Random side note: I enjoyed my one-time experience, yet I agree with everyone here that your first time will be very simple since it takes practice to do anything beyond just staying in place. Also, I couldn't feel my pinky finger for a few days after doing it.

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u/bracesthrowaway Sep 20 '19

The two times I've been so far were free for me. I sent my wife and her friends for her birthday for full price and it was expensive. If you buy tickets right after you fly they're half price, though. It's still not cheap, though.

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u/japanyooooo Sep 20 '19

Skydiver here. We call the people who work at the tunnel "tunnel rats"

I jump with people on a weekly basis who spend 1k+ in the tunnel a month which equates to roughly an hour or so. I've dropped money on it - but honestly it just stopped being worth the price point as I would rather travel and jump 5-10 times a week than pay that price.

This shit is just hard to learn. I have 300+ jumps and 4 or so hours in the tunnel and I still can't really "sitfly" in the tunnel correctly. It's alot easier to do in the sky because you aren't confined to 10 feet

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u/8Bells Sep 19 '19

This is a sport with obviously a lot of work behind it.

But also seems like you'd need a really high level of entitlement or niche living to participate in it?

Ex: Parkour: "I run around and vault,jump or deflect off stuff in the urban environment, because it's where I live, and doesnt need equipment. ... What's your sport?"

"Oh, I don an aerodynamic flight suit and helmet and jump in a vertical wind tunnel to fly artistically."

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u/[deleted] Sep 19 '19 edited Mar 15 '20

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u/percykins Sep 19 '19

Yeah, I've known some very serious skydivers and they weren't rich, they were just willing to dedicate their entire lives to something that wasn't making them any money.

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u/Tagous Sep 19 '19

Like bobsledding. I'm sure there are many potential gold medalists out there that never will get their chance to shine.

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u/joebleaux Sep 19 '19

They actually just recruit track athletes now. Turns out, most of the people in the sled are just pushing as fast as they can and then jumping in for a ride, so you might as well just take the fastest people and have them do that. That's how Lolo Jones got on the US women's bobsled team.

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u/drsilentfart Sep 20 '19

So it's easier to teach a runner to sled, than a sledder to run?

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u/evils_twin Sep 19 '19

Guess you didn't see Cool Runnings . . .

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u/[deleted] Sep 19 '19

Yea and they got last right? Haha

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u/evils_twin Sep 19 '19

But they got their chance without a high level of entitlement.

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u/Big_Dinner_Box Sep 19 '19

What do you mean by a high level of entitlement? IIRC correctly the movie was about a runner who just decided he could be a bobsledder because he thought he deserved to be in the Olympics but didn't make it with his chosen sport. They barely qualified and came dead last. Sounds pretty fucking entitled.

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u/themdh Sep 19 '19

Their run was going well until their bobsled had a mechanical issue, which caused the crash and the last place finish. Please don't disrespect my favorite childhood movie thank you

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u/karmanopoly Sep 19 '19

I'd watch a big Jamaican dude flailing around in a wind tunnel.

That would be funny.

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u/Bobbers927 Colorado Avalanche Sep 19 '19

I've always wanted to know who these parents are that say, "sure Bobby, go ahead and hit the ski jump".

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u/arbitrageME Sep 19 '19

and it's an individual activity to practice, unlike figure skating or swimming where many people can share a rink

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u/X7123M3-256 Sep 19 '19

It doesn't have to be an individual activity, the tunnel will accomodate multiple people. Here's a group of people doing 8-way FS in the tunnel.

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u/HeavyMongoose Sep 19 '19

wow i assumed it would be way louder.

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u/3_Thumbs_Up Sep 20 '19

There's many different disciplines within the tunnel. It doesn't have to be individual.

Here's a dynamic 4-way routine for example. https://youtu.be/GnxkO6Z_Q74

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u/BobGobbles Sep 20 '19

ut also seems like you'd need a really high level of entitlement or niche living to participate in i

It's funny realizing your average Redditor has no idea what "entitlement" actually means.

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u/LoathyGozinya Sep 19 '19

A high level of entitlement would be demending that anyone who wanted to participate should be allowed to do so at someone elses cost. If simply having the means to become involved in such a sport is the basis for the entitlement then good for anyone wealthy enough to be so entitled to spend THEIR own money to do so.

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u/miltondelug Sep 19 '19

it could be someone who works there and has access to the facility when its not being used.

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u/pinpoint14 Sep 19 '19

Good Will Hunting basically

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u/devil_9 Sep 19 '19

Good Wind Hunting

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u/luzzy91 Green Bay Packers Sep 20 '19

Hunting Good Wind

Never mind, that sounds like fart porn.

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u/cali86 Sep 20 '19

yeah, OP's wording was weird, but to be honest when I saw the video the first thing that came to my mind was "how rich do you have to be to practice this sport so much that you are able to do what she is doing in this video?"

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u/agoddamnlegend Sep 20 '19

For sure. All it does is necessarily make the World Champion a less impressive accomplishment than world champ at a less niche sport. Because they’re competing against a super small minority of people who have ever been exposed to it or can afford to compete.

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u/AlienSomewhere Sep 19 '19

Indoor Skydiving? Let's call it what it really is: Wind Tunnel Surfing.

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u/[deleted] Sep 19 '19

I want to see a fat guy get some super spins going.

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u/ComedicJudiciousHawk Sep 19 '19

Why is this not called air dancing?

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u/see_you_in_hell_sir Sep 20 '19

The only sport whiter than hockey.

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u/Adderkleet Sep 20 '19

Polo.

Not "water polo", but polo. The one with the horses.

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u/MrQuixx Sep 19 '19

This is the richest sport to have your kid in.

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u/beonik Sep 19 '19

I’d love to see someone air running sideways around and around really fast

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u/vegathehunter Sep 20 '19

I fall walking in my own house

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u/BuriedNorth Sep 19 '19

this is so much cooler than i ever expected it to be.

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u/reebee7 Sep 19 '19

Yeah I love watching this stuff. Really beautiful.

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u/KPC51 Sep 20 '19

That seems like an absurdly expensive hobby. Unless i suppose competitors are sponsored by companies that run indoor skydiving tunnels?

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u/lendergle Sep 20 '19

It's $150 for four minutes at a place near me.

I was in Florida a while back and saw one kid go for what seemed like an hour. He just kept nodding at the dude outside the chamber and they'd let him stay in for another round. One guy I asked said he showed up two or three times a week and racked up at least $2k-$3k every day. His dad was some foreign business tycoon, and that was like peanuts to them.

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u/japanyooooo Sep 20 '19

Lmao this is horseshit.

2-3k a day would literally be 3+ hours a day which is fucking impossible. Being in that tunnel for 20+ minutes will destroy most people - even fit people

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u/ozzyiron Sep 19 '19

Looks like the same aliens. So freaky.

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u/FreeGFabs Sep 19 '19

Oh I read about this in the last issue of OSQ

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u/SiidChawsby Sep 19 '19

*Iceless Ice dancing championships

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u/Mnemonic22 Sep 19 '19

Falling with style.

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u/Diewd Sep 19 '19

I didn't know Chun-Li did indoor skydiving.

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u/joleary747 Sep 19 '19

Now I want to see someone trying this for the first time.

And thinking about that makes me want to see a subreddit of people trying a new sport for the first time. Stuff like newbies:

  • crashing after getting off a ski lift

  • shanking a 20 yard field goal

  • falling down repeatedly on ice skates

  • etc ...

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u/joeliopro Sep 19 '19

"Hello IOC? It's Marvin. Marvin Berry?! You're cousin? You know that new Olympic sport you're looking for? Well lookinto this!"

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u/AwsumO2000 Sep 20 '19

My 2nd thought after "this is amazing" was this should be an olympic sport

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u/Grawstein Sep 20 '19

I feel like you'd need a lot of money to get into indoor skydiving

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u/MyDearLovelyWorld Sep 20 '19

How and where do one even practice to become a championship competitor?

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u/Knight-in-Gale Sep 19 '19

I think I just got a whole Abdominal workout just by watching that clip.

That individual's core muscles must be tone af.

For those who are wondering, it takes a lot of core muscles to do all those spinny flippy moves then stop it on a dime and then rotate to your next set while floating in air. It's like gymnastics but you don't have the floor to stop you from spinning uncontrollably.

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u/MarcoBussadori Sep 19 '19

So THAT’S how they got the physics for characters exploding in games.

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u/[deleted] Sep 19 '19

I wonder where in Dubai this was filmed.

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u/mynickisgone Sep 19 '19

Impressive but would be more so at terminal velocity at 10k feet ... this is more like Sky Dancing in my mind.

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u/skinte1 Sep 19 '19

Why? The air in the tunnel moves at the same speed as terminal velocity. Only difference is that at 10k feet there are no walls to smack into...

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u/BlueKlay Sep 19 '19

It looks like her character died in a video game and suffered a massive glitch.

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u/[deleted] Sep 19 '19

what the fuck this is a sport?!

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u/kenobimoose Sep 20 '19

So basically a rich kids Championship!

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u/MuchoSexy Sep 19 '19

Do they allow humans to compete too?

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u/[deleted] Sep 19 '19

I think this is the same gal that wins every year. She is amazing.

It would cost most of us tens of thousands of dollars in tunnel time to never be that good.

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u/senorbozz Sep 19 '19

Psh put me in there, I bet I could do the same moves while unconscious !

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u/agni39 Barcelona Sep 19 '19

Holy shit this is amazing.

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u/Italianman2733 Sep 19 '19

DROP SKULLTOWN!

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u/timlav Sep 19 '19

I’m going to guess this sport requires one to be rather svelte, but could you imagine Chris Farley doing this in his Chippendale’s dancer character?

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u/Chrisafguy Sep 19 '19

I want to see two Dragon Ball Z cosplayers reenact scenes from the show in there.

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u/dannyc1166 Sep 19 '19

Now combine it with UFC, and watch people just spend their life savings on all the first fighters.

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u/PhoenixEpic96 Sep 19 '19

This person would have been awesome at Blitzball..

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u/[deleted] Sep 19 '19

This Sigma buff is uncalled for. He’s already OP without this tech.

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u/slayasback Sep 20 '19

Pole dancing of the future?!

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u/jumpingbeaner Sep 20 '19

Oh boy do I miss the wind tunnel! I had about an hour in the tunnel before I started skydiving and holy cow does it help when you transition. Got my A license in my first 5 Jumps and now you know why my username is what it is.

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u/SuperWhiteAss Sep 20 '19

Gotta be honest. This is the first I'm hearing of indoor skydiving competitions.

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u/TheKingOfSwing777 Sep 20 '19

Can anyone tell me a good reason this shouldn't become an Olympic sport?! Incredible!

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u/jmkane530 Sep 20 '19

They're actually trying to get this in the next Olympic games, I don't think it'll happen but you never know.

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u/ImPretendingToCare Toro Rosso F1 Sep 20 '19

If anyones ever gone Solo skydiving or tried the tunnel before youd truly know how difficult this is

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u/brwskitime Sep 20 '19

Didn't dive at all. 0/10

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u/therealjoeybee Sep 20 '19

Annnnnnd here’s the future folks

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u/walktwomoons Sep 20 '19

This is Maja Kuczynska of Poland.

You can see more here.

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u/gcwposs Sep 20 '19

Narrator: then suddenly, the power went out. THOMP

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u/Luigi156 Sep 20 '19

This seems like...a very rich person sport.

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u/-ThunderGunExpress Sep 20 '19

Imagine how much you'd have to bogart the machine in order to get that good.

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u/LWY007 Sep 20 '19

Followed by Professional Tag. All on ESPN 8- The Ocho!

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u/slapded Sep 20 '19

Her favorite fast food is windys

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u/fireandicecream1 Sep 20 '19

wingardium leviosa

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u/PigBimping Sep 19 '19

my joints and ligaments send their regards

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u/chineseherbs041317 Sep 19 '19

Funny, I was just thinking that this must be fairly easy on the joints. Unless you crash, of course.

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u/chineseherbs041317 Sep 19 '19

What a fascinating thing to do. Indeed, they make it look so easy.

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u/Joniden Sep 19 '19

I'm sorry but people will turn anything into a competition.