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Parachuting: The Skydiver's Handbook (Englisch) Taschenbuch – Februar 2007

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A free-falling parachuter, strapped onto a snowboard with a Cheshire grin and arms spread wide, graces the book's cover (as does his recently departed airplane, pitched at a rather precarious angle). Don't be misled: only a few pages of The Skydiver's Handbook are dedicated to skysurfing, one of the more radical aspects of parachuting. Instead, Dan Poynter and Mike Turoff's parachuting guide is exhaustive, addressing all levels and styles of skydiving, and providing a glut of like resources. The guide opens with a why-do-this analogy: "If riding in an airplane is flying, then riding in a boat is swimming. If you want to experience the element, get out of the vehicle." Novice skydivers will learn the basics, from tarmac preparation to the first static line jump. And yes, experienced jumpmasters will find enough advanced material to hold their interest: free fall and canopy progression, equipment updates, and emergency procedures. All readers will appreciate the glossary and the lists of skydiving centers, parachute equipment dealers, and literary material. --Rob McDonald -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch.

Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende

Poynter is the author of more than 75 books. His book-publishing seminars have been featured on CNN.

Turoff is a skydiving instructor.


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This book continues in the excellent tradition similar to the "Dummies" books. It might just as well have been called "Skydiving for Dummies." It is especially aimed at the beginning skydiver who wants all the information available for just before, and just after the first few skydives. However, as an experienced skydiver with over 1,300 jumps, I also learned a few things. Humorous little quotations adorn many of the pages, helping to lighten up what could, in areas, become so technical as to be, well, overwhelming for the skydiving neophyte. But, in my experience, beginning jumpers will gobble up all the information available. And this is a complete and healthy meal. The only thing missing is the dessert--that is, the photos and info that show how really COOL and high-tech the sport has become. And the camaraderie that develops among like-minded sport parachutists, who are also called skydivers. It is really a fun and exciting sport for today. If you want to learn all about it, this is the book for you!
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I have read this book cover to cover before I did my first tandem. Later I have gone through many books on parachuting but never came across such a complete and simple book that explains virtually everything you need to know about parachuting. This book is especially useful for beginners. Well... this book is simply the best I have seen on parachuting. Need I say more?
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After reading it and digesting alot of it I have come to quite a few conclusions. This book is an incredible source of knowledge and enlightenment on the fundamentals of skydiving. It is so well written that even the newest student can understand the technical aspects and physics of our sport. It is an awesome plethora of knowledge combined into one little 396 page book and well worth the $$ spent and the time committed to reading it. To all skydivers: A great tool for re-inforcement and reference.
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Now in a completed revised, updated and expanded eighth edition, The Skydiver's Handbook continues to be the "bible" of this dramatic and popular sport. Skydiving is much more than just jumping out of an airplane with a parachute. Skydiving today is as close as a human can come to unencumbered bird-like flight, and with proper aerobatic maneuvering, a skydiver can cover about 1.35 miles on a sixty-second skydive from 12,500 feet, providing 10,000 feet of freefall. Skydiving is aptly described as high-speed vertical aviation, and The Skydiver's Handbook is a reader-friendly, comprehensive, reliable, informative, and complete instruction manual and guide to a safe, exciting, skill-building skydiving experience.
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19 von 20 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
4.0 von 5 Sternen A "Bible" for the beginning skydiver 22. Januar 1999
Von Ein Kunde - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
This book continues in the excellent tradition similar to the "Dummies" books. It might just as well have been called "Skydiving for Dummies." It is especially aimed at the beginning skydiver who wants all the information available for just before, and just after the first few skydives. However, as an experienced skydiver with over 1,300 jumps, I also learned a few things. Humorous little quotations adorn many of the pages, helping to lighten up what could, in areas, become so technical as to be, well, overwhelming for the skydiving neophyte. But, in my experience, beginning jumpers will gobble up all the information available. And this is a complete and healthy meal. The only thing missing is the dessert--that is, the photos and info that show how really COOL and high-tech the sport has become. And the camaraderie that develops among like-minded sport parachutists, who are also called skydivers. It is really a fun and exciting sport for today. If you want to learn all about it, this is the book for you!
12 von 13 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
5.0 von 5 Sternen This is the how-to "Bible" of recreational skydiving. 4. Juni 2000
Von Midwest Book Review - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
Now in a completed revised, updated and expanded eighth edition, The Skydiver's Handbook continues to be the "bible" of this dramatic and popular sport. Skydiving is much more than just jumping out of an airplane with a parachute. Skydiving today is as close as a human can come to unencumbered bird-like flight, and with proper aerobatic maneuvering, a skydiver can cover about 1.35 miles on a sixty-second skydive from 12,500 feet, providing 10,000 feet of freefall. Skydiving is aptly described as high-speed vertical aviation, and The Skydiver's Handbook is a reader-friendly, comprehensive, reliable, informative, and complete instruction manual and guide to a safe, exciting, skill-building skydiving experience.
7 von 7 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
4.0 von 5 Sternen A necessity for any newbie, student or novice skydiver! 29. Dezember 1998
Von Ein Kunde - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
After reading it and digesting alot of it I have come to quite a few conclusions. This book is an incredible source of knowledge and enlightenment on the fundamentals of skydiving. It is so well written that even the newest student can understand the technical aspects and physics of our sport. It is an awesome plethora of knowledge combined into one little 396 page book and well worth the $$ spent and the time committed to reading it. To all skydivers: A great tool for re-inforcement and reference.
5 von 5 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
4.0 von 5 Sternen Very helpful 6. Juli 2003
Von P. C. Van Dongen - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
This is a good book for beginning skydivers. It has a lot of stuff that every skydiver should know about many aspects of skydiving. It is less interesting for experienced skydivers, for a lot of things will already be known to them (but there are still a lot of useful gems in this one)
I definitely recommend this book. Also consider "The Skydiver's Survival Guide". It picks up where this book leaves off.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen EXCELLENT! A must-read for any new skydiver. 12. Juli 2005
Von Julie Thomas - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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One of the quotes in this book is "the difference between fear and respect is knowledge." As a newbie to skydiving I have (like many others, I'm sure) wanted to gather as much information as possible about the sport, how the equipment works, the safety features that have evolved over the years to keep skydivers safer. So I've done a lot of research, thumbed through a lot of books and paid very close attention at the dropzone where I'm training.

This book, unlike anything else I've seen, organizes the principles of skydiving and the descriptions of various seemingly every possible relevant point into a very easy-to-follow format. I'm about halfway through it now and the more I read, the more comfortable I am with everything. Poynter and Turoff seem to simply be reinforcing everything I've learned from my actual instructors (both AFF and tandem).

To the point, if you're considering skydiving, if you're new to the sport, if you're an instructor looking for resources to pass along to uneasy students, this is it... a fabulous companion to the training you'll get at your own dropzone.
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