The articles about famous People in Base-Jumping world. Just Base-Jumping heroes!
BASE jumpers are the people that are using a parachute to jump from fixed objects. “BASE” is an acronym that stands for categories of objects from which they can jump: Building, Antenna, Span (bridge), and Earth (cliff). The term was coined by Carl (BASE #4) and Jean Boenish (BASE #3), Phil Smith (BASE #1) and Phil Mayfield (BASE #2), regarded as the fore-fathers of modern BASE jumping. In 1981 Carl began issuing sequential numbers for those who completed a jump from each of the four categories of objects, should they choose to apply.
Basenumbers.org is an unofficial website that tracks the numbers and their dates. It has a chart that gives an idea of the growth of the sport. It is not mandatory to get your BASE number. There are many successful BASE jumpers without a number. However, it is recommends applying when you qualify. It is the number that will link you back to the beginning of the sport and give you a place in BASE history.
Below we present the most famous people from Base Jumping World:
BASE jumping is an extremely dangerous activity where participants jump from fixed objects and use a parachute to break their fall. Surreptitious BASE jumps are often made from tall buildings and antenna towers. BASE jumpers have generally over 100 regular skydiving jumps done before they attempt a BASE jump, and they usually have an experienced BASE jumper who mentors them on the skills necessary to jump safely. No one should attempt BASE jumping without a lot of training, experience and a good life insurance policy. BASE jumpers have to overcome two major obstacles: low altitude and the proximity of the BASE object. Skydivers open their chutes at around 2,000 feet. This gives them time to deploy the parachutes gradually (reducing line tangles and a sudden jerk on the diver) using a device called a slider. If there is a problem with the main parachute, they can still deploy their back-up chute.