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    Basically I'm looking to do a sky dive this summer while I'm abroad. I've not told my parents yet, but as the youngest of 3. I have a sister who went to do one years ago and my parents flipped, apparently they had a friend when they were younger who died when their back up parachute tangled with their main parachute. A complete freak accident that was the fault of the diver panicking (doing a solo jump) and not cutting their main parachute before they released the backup. A tragic but statistically an extremely rare event.

    I'm aware they can't stop me, but at the same time because they are so against this I don't want to fall out with them over it.

    If I don't tell them, it's going to be really awkward when I try to get sponsors etc. as I will have to make sure to cover my tracks so that they don't find out. However if I just showed them the video afterwards I doubt they would react as badly as they would if they felt they could stop me.

    Edit: I know my dad's told me stories of when he was a kid, where he jumped off cliffs into the sea, use to own a dirt bike and other dangerous things so I could potentially say this to convince them?

    What should I do?
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    (Original post by Matt8393)
    Basically I'm looking to do a sky dive this summer while I'm abroad. I've not told my parents yet, but as the youngest of 3. I have a sister who went to do one years ago and my parents flipped, apparently they had a friend when they were younger who died when their back up parachute tangled with their main parachute.
    Yeah past experiences are hard to go against especially if that friend was a close one to theirs, this premise convinces me its not worth it IF you want to keep the peace in your family

    (Original post by Matt8393)
    I'm aware they can't stop me, but at the same time because they are so against this I don't want to fall out with them over it.If I don't tell them, it's going to be really awkward when I try to get sponsors etc. as I will have to make sure to cover my tracks so that they don't find out. However if I just showed them the video afterwards I doubt they would react as badly as they would if they felt they could stop me.
    Are the sponsors a considerably part of the plan for a charity etc? If not the simplest solution I see is not to get sponsors

    (Original post by Matt8393)
    Edit: I know my dad's told me stories of when he was a kid, where he jumped off cliffs into the sea, use to own a dirt bike and other dangerous things so I could potentially say this to convince them?What should I do?
    Personally I wouldnt use the 'you did it too' route. Maybe its just my dad but dads tend to see things mostly from their point of view which in most cases is protecting you,, he'd probably say something like 'Im lucky to be alive I shouldnt have done it' or 'if I could go back I wouldnt have' - agian maybe just my dad xD
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    Why do skydivers always ask for sponsors though? Why can't they pay for themselves to risk their life?

    Them: 'Can you sponsor me to jump out of a plane?'
    Me: 'No, you tart. There's a homeless geezer down the road who could use that money for a spliff; his needs are greater than yours'.
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    (Original post by Davalla)
    Why do skydivers always ask for sponsors though? Why can't they pay for themselves to risk their life?

    Them: 'Can you sponsor me to jump out of a plane?'
    Me: 'No, you tart. There's a homeless geezer down the road who could use that money for a spliff; his needs are greater than yours'.
    I'm paying for the skydive myself as it's an experience I want anyway. 100% of sponsorship would be donated.
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    (Original post by Matt8393)
    100% of sponsorship would be donated.
    Ah yeah, didn't think of that.

    Any idea of what charity it's going to? I know a homeless guy who happens to need a spliffy...
 
 
 
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