Skydiving – Bucket list item ticked off

Like everyone I have a bucket list, a list of things that I want to do one day whilst I can, for me skydiving was one of those items. I mean logically it just seems stupid doesn’t it, first of all why would you want to go up in a tiny plane that has in this case perspex for a door let alone jump out of that plane.

That being said I did just that I went up in that tiny plane, I was strapped in front of this guy I had just met who was a real fidgiter the whole 20ish minute ride up to our jump height 9000 feet he was constantly playing with the harness tightening, adjusting, re tightening, re adjusting and so on and so. I was lucky enough to being going through this with a mate AJ, he was jumping as well he had a completely different type of guy strapped to him all smiles barely adjusting the harness seemed completely relaxed. I wasn’t sure what to think did I have the safety conscious guy and that was a good thing or was my tandem master the guy who controls my fate super nervous.

I was nervous I’m not going to lie, but at the same time I was super excited as we reached height Justin my tandem master handed me some goggles I put them on, and once again he tightened  the re tightened until it felt like my eyes were bulging. Justin tries to slide the clear plastic door out of the way but it get stuck and we miss our jump window, we circle around again AJ and his tandem master jump out. Justin and I waddle towards the door my legs are hanging out the excitement is massive right now, wow its a long way down though we start the rocking motion back and forth to jump

Tandem Skydive with Adelaide Tandem Skydiving at Lower light

Were out were spinning around I’m holding onto my harness as instructed waiting for the tap on the shoulder to throw my arms out, and it comes my arms go out I’m looking around this is amazing what a rush right at that point I am literally just falling through the sky. Then the shoots pulled a small jolt and we are floating the googles come off and its just time to enjoy a casual float around the sky for a few minutes  throughout the rest of the way down. Most of the rest of the way down was just like a lazy Sunday stroll all except when Justin tells you he is going to loosen the straps a little ready for landing as they loosened for just a split second it feels like you are coming loose and dropping heart sinks then you instantly realise you only dropped about a centimeter and its back to floating around taking in the view.

As we come into land I pull legs up to slide in onto my arse for a smooth landing, what a feeling that was was a rush you get as you jump out of that plane. One of the ground staff walks up asked about the experience and lets me know we reached 200kph whilst in free fall that’s fast, but I was still a little disappointed though when I found out AJ hit 210kph during his free fall.

As we are waiting for our video packages to be completed a call goes out over  the loud speaker advising there is a spare spot on the plane about to take if any jumpers are interested and i was so close to going again it was exhilarating. I will do it again one day but not that day next time I am thinking 15,000 feet longer freefall and hopefully faster but we will see.

If you are interested check out Adelaide Tandem Skydiving I highly recommend them the experience was great the team out there were awesome really good and just made the whole time your there incredibly easy and stress free and if your a lolly eater on landing you get a lolly pop and even though its just a lolly pop your mouth is so dry from being open in amazement the whole way down it taste incredible.

Is this something you would do or have done, It would be great to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments below

Cheers

Matt

My Batman Pop Vinyls

 

Hey

Everyone I thought I will do another post to help you out to understand me a bit a better I’m a massive Batman fan, the reason I thought I would do this post is to tell you about my Batman Pop vinyls that I have collected.

over the last two years I have collected Batman Funko Pop Vinyls. I Currently have 23 Batman Pop Vinyls and by the end of the year I would like to have gotten between 30 and 50 Batman Pop Vinyls. My Favourite Pop Vinyl I have at the moment is a White Lantern Batman which you will see pictured below reason it is my favourite one is because it was my first ever limited-edition Pop Vinyl.

I will hopefully have another favourite by the end of the year with me hopefully by some more.

My first ever Batman Pop vinyl that started my collection was the classic TV Batman which you will see below the reason I got this one is because I thought it would be cool to start collecting batman pop vinyls.


My most recent Batman Pop Vinyl purchase is Armoured Batman (The Dark Knight Returns) (Unmasked) which is pictured below the reason i got it is because i had the armoured batman and i wanted this batman to be part of the collection

I have a Joker and a Harley Quinn Pop Vinyl as well which is pictured below these are my only two Batman villains I have at the moment. I would like to collect more down the track to add to the collection I hope to get Penguin next as he is my favourite Batman villain.

Here is the list of all of my batman pop vinyls that I collected so far.

 

Pop! 8-Bit
Pop! Heroes

 

You will also notice in the picture a Jimmy Bartel Picture which I had custom made for my 18th birthday. The reason it is Jimmy Bartel is because he was my favourite player on the Geelong Cats when he was playing, my favourite Geelong Cats player now is Daniel Menzel.
Thanks for reading this post and If you have any Pop Vinyls I would like to know which Pops you have got and why you have got those certain ones. Please let me know in the comments and I will hopefully keep in contact with you guys with how my Collection is going, and it would be great if you know anybody else that has a Pop vinyl Collection to let them know about this post to see what other people are collecting in the way of Pops.

About Kieran

Hi everyone

I know I’m not the best writer in the world but hopefully after I write on here for at least six to twelve months I get better. Hopefully I can look back at it after at least six months and I can see the difference from now to then.

My favourite AFL team is the Geelong Cats, my favourite Basketball team is the Utah Jazz, my Favourite NFL team is the NY Giants, my favourite Baseball team is the NY Yankees, some of my other favourite sports are Supercars and my favourite driver is Craig Lowndes, Formula 1 and my favourite driver for that is Daniel Ricciardo. My favourite circuit for Formula 1 is Singapore and my favourite circuit for Supercars is Tasmania. Hopefully I will get to go to every single Supercars Race and Formula 1 Race in my Life time but if I don’t I would like to go to Singapore GP,  Tasmania and also be able to go watch the Bathurst 1000 and the Australian GP

Now hopefully this post has helped you understand me a little better, Thanks for reading this post and hopefully you will enjoy some of my future post that I put on here.

About Matt

Hi Everyone

Time to you all a little about me which will hopefully put future post in context for you and let you know that I am just an everyday guy.

I am married to an amazing woman and we have two beautiful children both girls who have just had birthday the eldest is 6 and the younger one is 3. They are both so different and definitely keep me on my toes, I love spending time with but at the same time but at the same time when I get 5 minutes to myself it feels like 30 seconds.

I currently manage an office of produce warehouse but my goal is to become an online entrepreneur, to build a passive income online with the income coming from multiple different sources, affiliate marketing, online advertising from sites like this one, app development, crypto trading, youtube and dailymotion videos and any other source that I can come up with.

This goal is important to me as it will allow me to spend more time with my family especially during the week it always feels like there is not enough time, the standard day is wake get the girls ready, get ready myself, myself or my wife drop them off we go to work. I pick them up, homework, cook dinner, do some type of house work dishes, clothes washing, sweep/mop etc etc. From there its a quick games with  the girls once they finish eating dinner the its already time to get the ready for bed.

Other than developing my income online I have started to put on a few kg’s over the last 5 years to I would like to lose 10+ kilograms I currently weigh 90-92kg’s depending on the day and time and I would  like to get that down below 80kg so they plan is regular exercise and eating at better times of the day no more packets of chips laying in bed watching Netflix.

For now I will leave it at that but overtime there will be more goals added and you will constantly learn more about me throughout future posts and videos.

Cheers seeya back here soon

Matt

Welcome

Hi all and welcome to the new relaunched Mates Madness, here myself and Kieran will be bringing you regular updates on our day to day lives, the out of the normal stuff we get up to together as mates and stuff we do with our families.

We both have some pretty big goals we want to achieve over the next 1-12-24 months we will be sharing with you over the next week. Their are both combined and individual goals, out individual goals we will be each sharing with you in an about me post and the combined goals will follow in a separate post after that. from there we will be giving weekly to monthly updates on those goals both positive and negative because we know like everyone else that life is not always sunshine and rainbows and have no intention of hiding that we are far from perfect.

In addition to that we hope to show you how spending time with both family and especially your mates can bring a little joy to everyone’s lives and release a little stress even if just for a little while. We look forward to interacting with you all through the comments section below so please don’t be shy to share your thoughts along the way.

As a big focus of our site is about spending time with your mates and enjoying life we will also be working to get some of our mates to get post or video a message and in time will be looking for mates of Mates Madness to get post about there experiences as well

thanks for stopping by Kieran and I hope to see you back soon and please if you like what you see please dont hesitate to share our content on your socials

Cheers

Matt