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Tandem parachute jump in Lillo, the "Sex with the Gods"

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It's been more than 15 years since I first heard that expression that caught my attention so much ...! "Sex with the Gods"! He was much younger and hearing Jorge explain it sounded very tempting. Jorge, "the Argentine" was an old childhood acquaintance with whom, together with my best friend Sergio, we spent an important part of our adolescence (and with Silvia, Manu, Juve ...). With him began many of those things that every young person discovers at those ages. Who was going to tell me that this too ...


Ran2005 (there was still no sketch of this blog) when, in the snowy season, I went to Madrid to learn to ski, my great subject still pending today, so many years later. Not only did I not get it but on the third day, with great weather, I took "road and blanket" and I planted in Lillo, very close to Ocaña, in the province of Toledo, with the idea of ​​fulfilling the dream.

Tandem parachute jump in Lillo, near Ocaña

How did I get here? I do not know yet. I think that an experience like this cannot be planned but that it was an impulse or instinct at a certain moment of madness.



A Tandem jump It is a variant of conventional skydiving in which non-experienced jumpers can enjoy unrepeatable sensations thanks to the company of an instructor, after a training on land of about 10 minutes.

I am not going to fool anyone, the "cuddle" with which one gets on the plane and the tense one waits, while reaching height, it is hell ... or maybe the word would be different? Of course, once the point at which the door is opened and paratroopers begin to jump into the void getting lost in the "abyss" there are only two options: "poop" and land again with this walking pot or ...! Jump! ! The chances of survival !! jumping! increase x4 ... go plane!



The first seconds of free fall are of absolute confusion, as if trying to find something to hold on to but in a moment the fall stabilizes, without feeling any vertigo and the air begins to pass around you creating a real air mattress... FLOAT !! !! AN EXPERIENCE WITHOUT WORDS!



It is a unique, indescribable sensation, never lived before. We fall at more than 200 km / h. Adrenaline goes off to limits that I have never had. Freedom, life and complete renewal of the soul. Is the real SEX WITH THE GODS (How right you were Jorge!)


For the first time in my life I am flying ... until it is over and after almost 50 seconds of free fall the instructor opens the parachute and begins the second sensation…



... the "soap bubble"in which planning in "paragliding" mode another 5-6 minutes you make a quiet and magical flight.



The landing is perhaps the most complicated, very conditioned by the wind. Some "put" the ass on the ground ... but never before I was so happy to feel it, hahaha.

Video of tandem parachute jump in Lillo

For all who have been asking. There goes the video of the experience although the quality is that of an old "digitalized" vhs tape. I hope you like it…

And why after so many years has he given me to remember it now? It is my particular way of saving in this bloga moment of unique adolescence and friends and acquaintances that you are leaving behind but especially with someone who changes their status in a few days and to whom I dedicate it ... one of my best friends, of those who although there are seasons in which you do not talk too much, you know that you always will be there.

Sergio goes for you !!!

Isaac, from Lillo (Toledo)

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