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April 20, 1975 - Image 12

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The Michigan Daily, 1975-04-20

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i wleI Ht MICH1IGA'~N LDAILY Sunday, April

I 20, 197-

'Heads-up' training


san boxz
or group maneuvering. The superb few
are caught up in the competitive chal-
lenge of deftly working prevailing winds
to serve their own ends, herding them
home to a 25 ft. target at the end of a
two-mile trek.
Ask any two divers and you'll get two
different reasons for their fixation on
the sport of last resort. But the divers
are forever bound by a common desire to
revel in a solitary quiescence that the
earthbound could never fathom; bound,
too, by a common experience of taking
risks and having those risks rewarded
by an envigorating, if short-lived, escape
from man's appointed realm.
Skydiving . . . take the plunge, and
make the world your sandbox.

Chute packing: It takes two
"From green-skinned novices to thousand-jump vets,
all skydivers share an urge to surmount a formidable
natural fear to reach unnatural heights of exhilara-
tion and serenity.'

The rise before the fall

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