I did my phase 1 graduation jump and my first solo jump this past saturday. It was a phenomenal event.
Posted about it: Reflections of a Newbie Skydiver
10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.
Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.
It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.
As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.
- The Robots.
i’m guessing you know about dropzone.com? if you don’t already have your own gear, start looking NOW! :) it’ll be worth it and that way, you can avoid rentals. Congrats, man!
Aye, I’m over there but more lurker than participator. I do find the forums a great read though. Gear scanning is hurting my brain. I figure I need to talk to my coaches and such to figure out where to begin. I’m flying a 260 right now and that thing is huge, I don’t want to buy in to anything before I come down a few steps. That’s going to require a goodly amount of time at the dz to get familiar with everything. So much to investigate, so much to purchase, so much to do.
Why is it winter. ;)
i’m heading down there, in hopes of doing my first balloon jump in January. last year, i got a bunch of training down there, too, b/c the jumping weather is so terrible here in Seattle in the winter. they have great instructors there. re: gear, i got mine for a steal b/c i had my rigger look at the description with an estimate of what he thought was fair. and the price came down quite a bit from the seller b/c of that. i went with a PD190. i figure it’ll be good for another 2 years before i try to downsize. :) good luck! come to eloy. we’ll be there from january 19-21. you’re welcome to crash with us.