Will Smith spoke with phillyvoice.com in an attempt to convince people to give skydiving a go.
Not many people can say that they have experienced the thrill of this extreme sport. Even people who have entertained the idea end up never going through with it due to nerves. Even with all of the testimonials from satisfied skydivers, some people still are not convinced. Will Smith feels like he can change that.
In 2014, Smith conquered his fear by summoning up the courage to experience skydiving while on vacation in Dubai. He even posted his skydiving video for the world to see what a blast he had.
He loved the experience so much that he recently returned to Skydive Dubai for round two. He even posted an inspirational video explaining why everyone needs to try it out. He talked about mustering up the courage to actually make the jump and the benefits that experiencing this extreme sport has.
Skydiving is a sport that requires mental preparation. However, if one takes too long thinking about it, one is likely to not go through with it. That is why it is highly recommended that once the idea enters the mind, one should book the skydive quickly.
Summer is quickly approaching, which is the perfect time to experience this thrill. With the correct weather conditions, skydiving can be both exhilarating and serene at the same time.
The initial rush comes during the free fall experience. This occurs instantly after exiting the airplane. It lasts for approximately 30 to 45 seconds. It is the most heart-pounding, adrenaline- filled minute of one’s lifetime. Other sports simply cannot compare to skydiving.
Once the parachute has been deployed and the canopy opens, one will experience a serene journey floating back down to earth. This canopy ride typically lasts for about 3 to 4 minutes. Enjoy all the sights of the beautiful landscape below in this relaxing journey. It is quite a different experience from the adrenaline rushing free fall.
As for safety, skydiving is very safe. It is actually safer than driving. Hundreds of thousands of jumps are made every year without incident. What used to be a small group of skydivers has turned into a large community of people who have experienced skydiving. Some people love it so much that they take training courses to become certified to skydive solo. A certification will allow the skydiver to jump from any location around the world at his or her leisure.
It is recommended that first time skydivers experience the sport by way of tandem skydiving. This is a method of skydiving where an instructor is securely strapped to the back of the beginner with a harness. It is very safe as the instructor is responsible for all maneuvering, piloting, and guiding back down into the drop zone.
With celebrities jumping on board, quite literally, skydiving has never been more popular. Will Smith is just one of many who has experience skydiving and highly recommend it. If one can conquer one’s own fear of skydiving, then one can accomplish anything.