I was reminded of it recently when Rocco Sabino sent me this video of himself skydiving
for the first time. Many of you folks know Rocco as Man-About-the-Trader-Network, fielding questions in our forums and via email and chat. We got to talking about it when I mentioned reading an article on Entrepreneur.com, Five Off-Beat Stress Busters
. Their list includes a diverse range of hobbies, but still paled in comparison to the amazing variety of side-projects and fun obsessions TradeKing employees shared when I asked them. Our team includes rock stars, book-writers, triathelon warriors, tango-dancers and euphonium players - and the list goes on and on.
Naturally I was curious what skydiving feels like. Here's how Rocco described it:
"Everything is exactly like you'd expect, except, it's not a rush. It's not like riding a mountain bike down a steep drop where if the adrenaline quits for a second you can get slammed. It's the opposite: Calming, euphoric; disorienting for just one moment, then it's like you're an exception to gravity. Of course, the perception is the literal opposite of what's really happening, but you'll hear that from a lot of people, it seems."
What about you folks - have any unusual hobbies you're indulging this summer?
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