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Old 01-21-2013, 03:20 PM   #41
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If you're gonna do the skydiving thing, make sure you read your life insurance policy.

Once that's done, take the fleshlight along. See if you can rub one out before the chute blows.

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Solly, something else to consider that's about the same price as one jump is getting your scuba license. The first time I did it, it was a 3 weekend deal, 6-8 hours saturday and sunday at a local quarry. We would spend most of the day in the classroom and then go out for a few hours and practice in the water. The best part is once you're certified it's good for life and you never have to renew it.
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Solly, something else to consider that's about the same price as one jump is getting your scuba license. The first time I did it, it was a 3 weekend deal, 6-8 hours saturday and sunday at a local quarry. We would spend most of the day in the classroom and then go out for a few hours and practice in the water. The best part is once you're certified it's good for life and you never have to renew it.
...and in a 'real' course, you can actually enjoy diving when you get to southern waters. Resort courses are dangerous in a lot of cases. You need information to dive safely, and these lame excuses for education don't cut it.

Take a real course like cowmoo said.

I was an assistant dive instructor for years...and believe me, it takes time for most to get comfortable with diving.
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What did he do to get tangled?
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I did 6 skydiving jumps alone. Most exciting thing I've ever done - I would do more if it didn't mean ridiculous amounts of $$$.

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Trapeze lesson/class.

Did it on pier 40 in NYC. Tons of fun and a pretty decent workout if you put effort into it.

this sounds like fun
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Buy a cheep jeep or whatever and start going trail riding or "mudding". I know its a little bit redneck but it is fun as hell. You can mix it with a lot of out door activities like camping, shooting, fishing, and making moonshine or meth

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Buy a cheep jeep or whatever and start going trail riding or "mudding". I know its a little bit redneck but it is fun as hell. You can mix it with a lot of out door activities like camping, shooting, fishing, and making moonshine or meth
Another good idea. You can put together a small still and make your own liquor. I've heard of it being done in a kitchen with a small enough setup.
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Another good idea. You can put together a small still and make your own liquor. I've heard of it being done in a kitchen with a small enough setup.
are you saying meth is a bad idea?!?!?
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If you're gonna do the skydiving thing, make sure you read your life insurance policy.

Once that's done, take the fleshlight along. See if you can rub one out before the chute blows.
If the chute blows, he doesn't need the fleshlight.

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...and in a 'real' course, you can actually enjoy diving when you get to southern waters. Resort courses are dangerous in a lot of cases. You need information to dive safely, and these lame excuses for education don't cut it.

Take a real course like cowmoo said.

I was an assistant dive instructor for years...and believe me, it takes time for most to get comfortable with diving.
Troof.

If someone just wants to try out scuba, I think a resort course or one of those "experience scuba" days is OK. But if someone really wants to make diving a hobby, a proper certification course is the only way to go. Divers need the theory that comes from the classroom work and the skill practice that comes from the pool work.

Scuba is expensive to get into because of the certification and the equipment. However, if you're somewhere that lends itself to shore diving, once you're certified and have your stuff, you can dive for the cost of a tank fill. If you have access to warm clear water off the beach, it must be pretty awesome.
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Weekend trips to nearby places (you seem to have the hang of that, if FB is an indicator, lol)

The wife and I were into playing tennis when it was warmer out

I'll go trail biking when it's warmer, too.

Paintball is always a nice excuse to shoot your friends and not get in trouble

In the same vein as going to the range to kill some paper, you could find a gun club, or something similar, to go kill some clay pigeons.
yea I usually have a lot of fun. Apparently many people are boring and she kind of noticed this early on and it's helped me lol

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I just bottled my first batch last week, so I have to wait until friday before it's ready to drink. My friends have been doing it for years though and it's a lot of fun. It's a lot like cooking (obviously) so you get to be creative with the ingredients but you end up with beer instead of food. And you seriously need to go skydiving too, easily one of the most exciting things I've done. I took my mom for her 60th birthday; if she can do it then you have no reason not to.
I really think I will do the skydiving thing. I am just a little nervous

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Trapeze lesson/class.

Did it on pier 40 in NYC. Tons of fun and a pretty decent workout if you put effort into it.

She actually did that and we plan on trying it. It looks like a lot of fun.

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Snowboarding or skiing.

Honestly one of the funnest things I do, nothing like bombing down a mountain. Only drawback is its a pretty expensive hobby.

Golf for the summer time, I think you've said the past you hate golf, but it is a lot of fun. Getting outside for a few hours at a beautiful place and using both your mind and body.

For brewing beer, see if there is a place near you where you can go and brew your own stuff, you and up with quality beer and its supposed to be a blast.

Someplace like this.

http://www.incredibrew.com/
I want to get into snowboarding but I'm cheap about it and it's cold.

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Also, when it gets warmer give Frisbee golf a try. I've only played once but it was a blast.
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Go Karting..but has to be a good track with quality karts.
Probably do this soon also. That's a lot of fun.

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skydiving (just dooo it!!) hiking/tenting, canoeing/kayaking/fishing, cross country skiiing, sledding, tobogganing, indoor wind tunnels, snow shoeing, horseback riding, golfing, hockey, wakeboarding/waterskiing.... [umm.... did I say Skydiving?
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Solly, something else to consider that's about the same price as one jump is getting your scuba license. The first time I did it, it was a 3 weekend deal, 6-8 hours saturday and sunday at a local quarry. We would spend most of the day in the classroom and then go out for a few hours and practice in the water. The best part is once you're certified it's good for life and you never have to renew it.
I would like that but there is nowhere around here to do it. Clean water anyway.
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But seriously.. Skydiving is awesome. Do it! Any zip lining places around you?
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Snowboarding can be expensive but the cold really doesn't bother you once you are on the moutain, its a lot of physical activity that keeps you warm. I did do an inventory of my equipment over the weekend and it is very expensive when I look at all the new crap I bought over the past two years.

Board: $579 (paid $350)
Bindings: $200 (paid $120)
Goggles: $160 (another $110 on extra lenses)
Boots: $189
Helmet: $100
Jacket: $350
Pants: $300 (two pairs)
Gloves: $80

Other equipment
GoPro with accesorries: $300+
Under Armour/Socks/Thermal underwear: a couple hundred bucks
Gas: God only knows
Truck for snow travel: way too much

I always equated it to golf, but I think snowboarding is a little more expensive
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