So, you're not troubled by the idea of skydiving because you have done your research. You have seen the skydiving statistics and know that legitimate skydiving facilities and members of the United States Parachute Association, like Jumptown, do everything they can to mitigate the risks associated with skydiving. But there is something else that troubles you. You want your pride intact when you land, and you've heard some pretty disturbing things can happen.
Well, they have. Though, it is a very rare occurrence. Typically, people who end up limp as a rag doll with their head slumped and missing all the fun made one of these mistakes:
Remember your body wants to be firing on all cylinders for this experience! So, it is pretty unlikely your brain would let you miss it by passing out.
Hurling, upchucking, spewing-all these just oh-so-lovely terms can occur while skydiving, BUT this is usually because of making the same mistakes as above.
Now, some individuals are just dealt a rough hand when it comes to a predisposition for motion sickness. If you know this, save yourself your pride and the lunch you made by pre-medicating just as you would before a long, winding car ride.
If you sprinkle a little when you sneeze or have had past issues with urinary incontinence, it makes sense for you to be concerned about an unsightly image for the cameras to capture when you land. But, we have been around a while and have yet to see anyone with a watermark spreading across the front of their bottoms. The "scientific" explanation for nervous bladder situations is that your bladder function is controlled by a part of the brainstem called the Pontine Micturition Center or PMC. The PMC recognizes when the bladder is full and, if it had its way, would empty your bladder as soon as it filled up. Lucky for us, though, our prefrontal cortex sends inhibitory signals to the PMC. This keeps us from having an accident every time our bladder is full and gives us some say in the matter. Though, the decree of our frontal lobe can be overturned by the limbic system. The limbic system is to blame if you leak a little when you are particularly stressed or anxious. Keep in mind, this is really only the case if you have a weakened pelvic floor or a history of stress urinary incontinence.
Oh most definitely!
This is one we encourage. Go ahead! Open your mouth, take a deep breath, and let it all out. Howl away! A scream can be the perfect pressure release valve for the tension and anticipation you have been letting build up. Accept the rush and release a scream.
We want you to experience the thrill of a lifetime and the chance to release the heartiest holler you've ever imagined. Maybe you and your friends can make a competition out of who is the loudest under canopy! Come see us at Jumptown and make a tandem skydive for the chance to do so.