Three Reasons You Shouldn’t Go Skydiving!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Hey–it’s a totally valid question! After all, not everybody should get out there and make a tandem skydive. There are exceptions to everything, after all.

We love skydiving with everything we’ve got–and our very extended, global “skyfamily” that calls Raeford home (or home-away-from-home) feels just as passionate about it as we do. That said, there are absolutely valid reasons you shouldn’t come out to our beautiful North Carolina dropzone and experience the ecstatic thrill of freefall. Here are all three of ‘em!

1. You’re Not Terribly Interested In Your Own Potential.

Are you biting your fingernails to the nub, thinking about it? Are you pretty sure that you won’t be able to summon the wherewithal to jump out of a plane at altitude? Holy dachshund puppy in a hot dog bun, you are far from the only one to entertain such thoughts.

In fact: we’ve all been there. Every. Single. Skydiver. This includes, without exception, the much-younger version of the instructor you’re strapped to.

Here are the facts, dear reader: There is only one difference between a person who has made a skydive and a person who decides never to make a skydive. That difference is that the person who has made a skydive has found out what they are actually capable of when they set their mind to it. But, hey. Maybe you don’t get excited about the idea of personal growth. In that case, why bother?

Parachute opening

2. You Don’t Get Stoked On The Idea Of Seeing The World From A New Perspective.

The world just looks different from far up above–and that doesn’t just go for the landscape. True, from altitude over Raeford, NC you can check out historic Fayetteville and Fort Bragg from a vantage point you’ve never seen–and the views are gorgeous–but that ain’t the half of it.

The new perspective extends to the life challenges you’re tackling, too. (Somehow, they have this magical tendency to become smaller as you gain altitude.) You get a different perspective on risk management that can help you at work, at home, and in your other pursuits. You can even schedule your jump to coincide with one of our many jaw-dropping skydiving events, so you can have the opportunity to pick the brains of world-class freefall athletes from all over the world.

But if you’re not interested in seeing the world in a way you’ve never seen it before, then who even cares?

3. You’re Not A Curious Person.

Pulling, zipping and clipping on the gear, walking out to the plane, feeling your heartbeat thumping in your chest, watching through the aircraft windows as the ground slips away, making your way to the open door as the wind rushes around you and then falling into the embrace of the sky…don’t you want to know what it’s really like to make a skydive? What skydiving really feels like?

Hey, maybe not. It’s not everybody’s thing.

But what if you do?

What if you’re a person who’s excited to challenge your personal limits, to see your world in a completely fresh way and to satisfy a burning curiosity?

You know what to do about it: stop asking yourself ‘should I go skydiving’ and book a tandem skydive to experience it first-hand. The team at Skydive Paraclete XP is waiting to show you just how awesome it is up here. We guarantee your first skydiving experience is one you’ll never forget!

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student in freefall with psp instructor

As a member of the Canadian National 8-way skydiving team, we have trained at many DZs over the years. By far, we have never been treated as well at any other drop zone in the world. This is our new go to DZ. Cannot say enough good things about this operation!!!

Heather Porteous