Q:

What does skydiving feel like?

A:

Most who have experienced skydiving describe the feeling as floating on a cushion of air. In fact, there is no roller-coaster sensation or even one of actually falling. Rather, it feels like the wind is actually holding the skydiver up.

Know More

Full Answer

Most of those who are hesitant about trying skydiving for the first time have some trepidation about a number of factors, not the least of which is the sensation of falling through the sky. As a matter of fact, this idea cannot be further from the truth. Instead of an uncontrolled feeling of tumbling through the air, seasoned skydivers describe it as riding a cushion of air. Another comparison is laying on a waterbed. There might be an instant, just as one jumps out of the plane, of a sensation of falling. This only lasts until the person reaches terminal velocity, which only takes a few seconds.

Even those who suffer from the fear of heights, or acrophobia, have been successful at skydiving. This is because the fear is relative to what a person actually sees. Skydiving takes place at about 14,500 feet above the earth. At that point, one is too far away to see anything, therefore his or her mind does not relate skydiving to falling.

Learn more in Outdoor Adventure

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What does getting a tatoo feel like?

    A:

    A common description of the feeling of getting tattooed is a repeated cat scratch. Another description is that it feels like scratching a sunburn. The exact sensation and the level of pain varies based on the individual, with some people claiming there is hardly any pain and others claiming the pain is only annoying and uncomfortable.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you tie a lasso?

    A:

    The lasso or lariat, which is commonly used by cowboys, is tied with the Honda knot. Cowboys favor the honda knot for tying their lasso because the knot creates an almost perfect circle. When used with a thick and stiff rope, the knot slides easily along the rope, which makes it a very good choice for a cowboy lasso.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How fast does an arrow travel?

    A:

    Arrows travel at different speeds depending on different factors, such as the weight of the bow and of the arrow. A recurve bow is known to hit speeds of 150 miles per hour, or 225 feet per second, which is the typical measurement of speed for arrow travel.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is a Remington Nylon 66?

    A:

    The Remington Nylon 66 is an auto-loading, .22-caliber rifle produced by Remington Arms from 1959 to 1989. The Nylon 66 is notable for its synthetic stock composed of the DuPont material Zytel, which is similar to nylon.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore