The dangers and benefits of skydiving


1. Error.

While skydiving, you could have a life threatening error. "A small error means it could end very differently..." Says Norman Kent in an article on skydiving. There always is room for error, and when you're free falling from the sky, you really don't want anything to go wrong.

2. Sudden Death

Some skydivers take it to extreme. The Fastrax Team in Ohio lit fireworks attached to their ankles.

"The explosives burn at 100,000 candle power and 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit for about 45 seconds each while the team are hanging onto each other’s arms in free fall." Says Matthew Tucker. This amount of heat could easily cause a malfunction and cause death.


1. Freedom.

"Skydiving can provide a sense of freedom and happiness. "... It's a beautiful thing to be a part of." Says John Hart, a professional skydiver. Most people go skydiving for the sense of freedom in falling. The adrenaline rush is enough to make people fall in love with skydiving.

2. The Experience.

Not many people get the experience of skydiving. There are many precautions you have to take before you do it, but when you jump out, the experience of free falling makes it worth it. "I have a special suit which means I have great mobility as I freefall. It’s really like flying." Says Norman Kent. He loves the way it feels to skydive.

Using the evidence, skydiving is clearly not worth the risk. The dangers of skydiving, including death, are not worth a short experience. If someone can end up dead or seriously injured, it won't make up for just the feeling of falling. There are other ways to find that experience or sensation that can ensure safety.

Works Cited

"Extreme Skydivers Set Themselves On Fire In Dramatic Stunt." BuzzFeed. N.p., N.B.n.d. Web. 18 Sept. 2014.