Published: August 16, 2016
Skydiving is an incredibly addictive sport. Each year, we welcome thousands of first-time jumpers at Skydive Kansas City, many of whom choose to return to jump again. Here, we look at what makes skydiving so addictive and why so many people take it up as a hobby.
A Feeling Of Freedom
Freefall is possibly the greatest thing about skydiving. As you move toward the door of the aircraft and look out at the view below you, it's likely you'll feel more than a little nervous! But the moment you leave the plane, you'll be plunged into a sensation of weightlessness like nothing you've felt before.
It's not just freefall that gives you a sense of freedom. Every part of your skydive is about removing yourself from everyday life and enjoying something few people can say they've done. Gliding along under your parachute, you'll take in beautiful views and consider yourself lucky to witness the world from this angle.
No Stress In The Sky
Life is full of little stresses. You might be thinking about things at work, an upcoming deadline, some pressure from your boss. Or maybe things at home aren't going completely to plan and you're wondering how to get the kids to do their homework or how long you can leave that small leak before it becomes a big problem!
Believe us when we say that no one has ever thought about their daily life stresses during a skydive. You simply can't! You'll be completely focused on what's happening in the moment and making the most of the experience.
That makes skydiving a fantastic way to relax. It gives you a chance to get away from your worries and enjoy the present.
A Sense Of Empowerment
Once you've jumped from an aircraft, you'll forever be empowered by the knowledge that you can achieve anything you put your mind to.
Particularly if you're a little scared of heights or nervous of doing an extreme sport, you'll be really proud of your achievement once it's done. Even if you're not scared or nervous, to throw yourself from a perfectly good airplane takes guts!
Now imagine the next time you're faced with something challenging at work or at home. You'll think back to that moment in the door when you were looking down at the ground thousands of feet below and remember if you could do that, you can do anything.
An Amazing Community
Perhaps the biggest reason people keep coming back to skydiving is the incredible community that surrounds it.
Skydiving attracts a great group of people. People who are looking for something different and something special. People who have a sense of adventure and an even greater sense of friendship and caring for one another.
It's common for us to spend whole days and weekends at the drop zone. We love jumping together but we also love spending time together on the group. The drop zone bar is a great place to chill out after a day's jumping to watch videos and discuss everything that's happened.
All of that makes for a really close-knit, very welcoming community of people. As a skydiver, you can go to any drop zone in the world and feel immediately at home. You'll make friends for life.
If you'd like to find out more about what makes skydiving so addictive, you've gotta come and try it for yourself! Book your tandem skydive online today with Skydive Kansas City. We've been skydiving Missouri since 1998 and have earned a reputation as being the premier skydiving center for Kansas City, Topeka and Overland Park!