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Published on July 21st, 2010 | by Lance

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A Little Intro

Hi everyone,

I thought it best to introduce myself…

Hi, my name is Lance, and I’m a skydiving addict! It’s been exactly 2 days and 19 hours since my last fix and I’m getting serious withdrawal’s – I like to call this “Altitude Sickness” :-)

I live and jump in Durban, South Africa and needless to say, skydiving here is not quite what it is in the US and the rest of the world. Yes – It IS as awesome and as addictive as it is everywhere else in the world, but it is not as “Big” here as it is everywhere else…but hey – that just means I can get on more loads! :-)

I’ve currently only got 39 jumps under my belt and am about to start (this weekend) my free fly training for my CAT II & III (Super excited).

I guess you could say that skydiving is in my blood – My parents actually met skydiving in Ohio, although my mom decided it wasn’t for her after landing in a tree, my dad went on to do 600 odd jumps and get his D-License.

I am very grateful to my dad for marrying a US Citizen, because it means that I am also a US citizen which would allow me to travel and jump in the USA without having to worry about visa’s :-) THANKS DAD!

I love skydiving life! Skydiving has completely taken over my world and only skydivers ACTUALLY understand how addictive it is, and why it’s pretty much the only thing I talk about!

Anyway, I am very excited about being able to write for Skydive Addiction and give my insight into the skydiving life in my part of the world.

Blue Skies everyone and happy days!

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6 Responses to A Little Intro

  1. Katelyn says:

    Very cool bud! Totally you are a skydiving addict!
    Fly safe this weekend!
    xx

  2. Adam says:

    Welcome to the family Lance!

    I’m glad you decided to accept my offer to write with us, and I’m quite looking forward to hearing about what it’s like to jump in SA.

    Especially after all the issues you had during the world cup.

  3. Lance says:

    Thanks Adam, Great to be a part of the family :-) I’ll put something together on the World Cup shortly.

  4. Ian (Dad) says:

    It’s great to finally have one of the family in the sport I so loved. All your siblings had said they wanted to do it – Colleen is the only other one – having done only one tandem, until she can afford real skydiving.
    I finally have someone who can relate and I won’t bore with all my old stories.
    Nice to see your blogs – well done!!!

  5. Adam says:

    Ian, why don’t you jump with him?

  6. Lance says:

    Adam, I’ve been asking him the same thing :-) besides, even getting current shouldn’t be too much work :-) One day dad, by that time I’ll be able to give YOU tips…hahaha

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