Dear 43 Things Users,

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.

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Andy CiordiaWow.. How far you come and how far you have to go..

Looking at this list, it’s funny that Egg and I are the only ones who leveraged this. Two years ago. Wow. I’m an adept at basic sit and travel, my docks are sloppy but coming along. My head-down needs a lot of work.

Overall I think I’ll say this is learned but never mastered and now I’d like to make more granular goals within the disciplines.

If you find this, go for it. Freeflying has some real fun to it if you’re into more kinesthetic forms of flying. 3 years ago


egggetting there and sticking a sitfly

it’s awesome to finally feel like i have a basic sitfly position. many more attempts are needed to really get it. all i can say is that coaching is a very good thing. as in, if you’re learning a new discipline of flying, get a coach and get a coach early on. it’s amazing how much coaching made a difference for my RW flying. my only regret was that i didn’t get the coaching early on and i developed many a bad habit and have struggled to lose said habits. i’m determined to not let that happen with my freeflying! woohoo!! 6 years ago


Andy CiordiaBetter and Better

Did two solo FF’s this weekend in shorts and achieved stability and sit within moments. Wish I could stay in it out the door but I don’t have the feel for the hill on my back. I end up almost fully on my back and then having to push arms back legs down to regain it. Oh well. I’m starting to adjust to the sensations and am kinesthetically gaining the upperhand of right and wrong form. Next stop, turns, slides, and spins to head down. Wheee! 6 years ago


Andy CiordiaCall me the Tumbler

Four man exit, we forgot to cross grip so we basically did a two man exit hahaha. About 2k out we separated and began work. I was in shorts and I could not get into the sit. I’m better at it in my RW suit than shorts. I could stand easily but that wasn’t what we needed.

Clocked myself at 180mph hehe. We went 180’ from each other and tracked at 5k. Me being the fastest I pulled first.

Somewhere in the mix I got a good nosebleed. I looked AWESOME upon landing. Luckily it didn’t get on my rig.

I need a freefly suit or at least some pants. 7 years ago


eggwoohoo! totally different than belly flying!

jeff d. took me on my first freefly jump. we launched into a backfly and then i went into a sitfly. i maintained it for a few seconds, then went into a spin on my back. i found out i’m really good at spinning on my back, despite that fact that it’s not what you’re supposed to do in freeflying. :) oops. it’s a start, though. it’s definitely a different experience than relative work belly flying. i hope to get good at both disciplines. more coaching, more coaching and maybe even more tunnel time. :) 7 years ago


dlc18560Freefly

I have been skydiving since 1994, and in that time I’ve made 2 sitfly jumps. That is the total extent of my freeflying. Now that my 4-way RW team has decided to take a break, it’s time to learn something new! I know it will be fun and challenging, and will also improve my RW skills. I’m hoping I can exchange some mentoring, RW for freefly. 7 years ago


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