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At what AGE should you not do this anymore.

Discussion in 'General Skydiving Discussions' started by Freedombiker, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. Freedombiker

    Freedombiker Member

    Was reading an article about a person that was doing his first Tandem jump at the age of 86??
    I was wondering then, when should someone stop with doing something like this.
    What do you think, was this guy to old? What would be considered a good age to stop?
  2. Jessi

    Jessi Member

    I don't think so. I think it depends entirely on your health. If you're in great health at 86 still and you want to do it, then go for it! Might as well before you die, right?

    On the other hand, if you're 40 and having heart complications already, then maybe jumping out of a plane isn't a good idea for you, even if you're on the younger side, ya know?
  3. Freedombiker

    Freedombiker Member

    Funny that you are saying this part : "On the other hand, if you're 40 and having heart complications already, then maybe jumping out of a plane isn't a good idea for you, even if you're on the younger side, ya know?" I am a heart patient and I ask my heart specialist that did my surgery. And he was saying that it is no problem at all. I am healthy now and I have less change to get a heart attack because I take medication.

    But I think that jumping at an real old age gives risk to break bones etc. But there seems to be no rules for this.
  4. Jessi

    Jessi Member

    The key there is that you're healthy now. You're not at risk, so it doesn't really count any more.

    And nope, no real rules. It's up to each individual person to decide if it's a risk s/he wants to take.

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