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Chthonic says he's still reeling from a trip to a wedding that cost him nearly £600; while a friend of ours hazily presented his credit card to the bar staff in a shady club in the Baltic states. You know how that one ended.

(, Thu 13 May 2010, 12:03)
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paragliding
I used to live in Brighton and there were a few hills in the area that people used to paraglide from. It looked great, soaring around like a bird high above the clouds. So I went down to the paragliding shop and took their beginner deal- 2k, you got lessons until you passed, and your 'wing' all included in the price. You only got your wing once you'd passed your test and got your certificate. I learnt as much as I could about it but every weekend it was pissing down with rain.
A few months later it was finally the perfect day, not too windy, not too wet. I was shown how to strap myself in, and I stood on the edge of the hill. the old instructor dude was holding on to my trousers and saying 'i daren't let you go until you've had a bit more expetirnce'. Then it started raining. The next day the company went bust.
So two grand to stand on a hill with an old dude holding my trousers.
(, Sun 16 May 2010, 19:21, closed)
ouch...
that sucks.
(, Mon 17 May 2010, 3:15, closed)
Was it Purple Haze?
They were nice guys but I didn't like the idea of ponying up money up front for something that was so weather dependent. I took two weeks off work to do lessons, and only got 2 days of flying.
(, Mon 17 May 2010, 6:59, closed)
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No I thnk they are still in business. I can't remember who it was. It was annoying though cos they were back in business not long after under a different name.
(, Mon 17 May 2010, 8:28, closed)
I found it!
The outfit was "Sky Systems"; and it only took 20 minutes going through your old posts ( www.b3ta.com/users/searchposts.php?id=30517&board=qotw&start=1030 )!

This was originally published on Fri 24 Nov 2006: www.b3ta.com/questions/debtpron/post66488

(I thought I remembered seeing this way back; and I hate, with almost OCD-level intensity, to leave questions unanswered. I assure you I'm not a stalker.)
(, Tue 18 May 2010, 13:00, closed)
I like your last line
I smiled and very nearly lol. Shame about the paragliding, i did parachuting which is almost never gets canceled and is a lot of fun.
(, Mon 17 May 2010, 14:35, closed)

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