BASE Jumping

BASE jumping is an extreme sport in which participants jump from fixed objects such as Buildings(B), Antennae(A), Spans(S) and Earth(E).

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What does base stand for in reference to base jumping?

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Base jumping is parachuting from a fixed object or position. "BASE" is an acronym that stands for the four categories of fixed objects from which one can jump: Building Antenna (an uninhabited tower such as an aerial mast) Span (a bridge or arch) Earth (a cliff or other natural formation)
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When will base jumping 2 come out?

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it probably wont ever come out
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How many people die from base jumping?

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Since records have been kept (1981) 140 BASE jumpers have died in the sport. In the last three years, 13 or 14 jumpers have died per year. I've personally known one.
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Why people like base jumping?

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There are many reasons: Some jumpers have a pioneering spirit, a desire to do something few others do. BASE jumping takes you to some beautiful places such as large mountains or the roof tops of large skyscrapers during the night. Its simply a very exhilarating, fun sport to partake in. Its a great way to get fit. The opportunities for travelling around the world and meet like minded people. To reach places very few reach. For example, a small ledge on a cliff or the top of a bridge. Lastly, to earn an income. Occasionally, a few jumpers are able to make a living from this sport, either through instructing or film work.
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At what speed do you fall when BASE jumping?

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It depends on what you are jumping off of. On average about 10 ft per second.
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What equipment is needed for base jumping?

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You will need a BASE jumping rig which has 1 parachute and 1 container to hold it in. You will also need a longer bridle and bigger pilot chute for extraction that you would with skydiving. However if you want to get into this sport, take up skydiving first for a few years and get 500 skydives under your belt. This is an important prerequisite for safety.
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Why is base jumping illegal?

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first off base jumping is not illegal. lol you have to be a pre designated base jump area. some citys will allow you to jump off there tall buildings depending on weather location and ability/skill. so its not illegal. just in most places it is
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How old do you have to be to go base jumping?

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BASE jumping is an unregulated sport, and there is no age limit. You could even buy a rig on e-bay and teach yourself (you wouldn't be the first.) But that's not the smartest way to learn how, not a good way to stay alive in the sport. Best way is to get about 100 skydives on a large, 7-cell canopy, then take a course from a group like Apex BASE or Snake River BASE.
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What is your responsibility towards base jumping?

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Your own health and safety equipment, and permission from the property owner's to jump off their propety.
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Who created base jumping?

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People have been jumping off fixed objects (buildings, antennas, span and earth) since around 1910, but they have been few and far between. El Capitan was first jumped in the 1960's with round parachutes, but it was not until the late 1970's and 1980's that the sport really came into existence. Carl Boenish is known as the 'father of BASE' and he coined the acronym.
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Number of people die from base jumping?

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Search the internet for the BASE Fatality List.
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How many people have died base jumping?

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Check out the BASE Fatality List on the internet.
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How many deaths are there in a year for base jumping?

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In 2009 there were 15 BASE jumping fatalities, the highest annual total to date.
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When is base jumping two coming out?

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no one knows, I've Googled it all over and nothing came (rip off)
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Why do people go base jumping and why would i want to go?

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Generally speaking, BASE (Building, Antenna, Span, Earth) jumpers do it for the adrenaline rush. BASE jumpers are experienced skydivers and, as such, one should never attempt a BASE jump unless adequately qualified.
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How do you get into base jumping?

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You must first learn to skydive from much higher altitudes at a skydiving center. Take an Accelerated Freefall course at Skydive Hibaldstow near Leeds. once completed, you will need to rack up your jump numbers to around 500. Learn how to do formation skydiving, freefly, tracking, fly your parachute. After this you may be ready for a BASE First Jump Course. All this should be possible in about 3 years if committed and properly resourced. Most importantly, do not compromise on your training, or you will not be prepared for BASE and your likelyhood of an accident will be higher.
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What are the costs associated in base jumping?

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It really depends on what you buy, but I believe you would be looking at spending at least a couple grand. Skydyving chutes won't work for base jumping with out making some dangerous modifications. I think a parachute alone is like $2000, but then again that depends on what you buy. It's also recommended that you skydive a lot so that's a good amount of money too.
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What is the death rate of base jumping?

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That is a hard question to answer. Maybe the question which should be asked, is it possible to minimize the risk of death in BASE jumping. The answer would be yes. As with every 'risky' sport, you can choose to push the limits, or tread a safer path. For example in BASE jumping there are those who fly wingsuits. The risky path is to fly it close to the big cliffs they jump from. Its very exhilarating, but reduces your margin for safely. Others choose a safer path and this involves flying directly away from the cliff. However to provide you with a statistic, some people have mentioned that the death rate is 10 times higher than skydiving. To become a BASE jumper, you first have to become a competent, experienced skydiver with hundreds of jumps under your belt.
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When can base jumping be done?

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When you feel like.
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How do you play base jumping on miniclip?

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You have to press the space bar to start falling, then press space bar to get the parachute out. You have to try and get to the bottom before everyone else. Be careful though not to lose all your health when you land other wise you will explode.
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What is the world record for base jumping?

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There are several records for BASE, but they change on a regular basis: Highest BASE jump - Meru Peak 21,667 ft - Glenn Singleman and partner Heather Swan in 2006. Largest cliff simultaneous jump - Romsdalen, Norway - 49 jumpers in wingsuits in 2009. Largest antenna simulaneous jump - Ostankino Radio Tower, Moscow, Russia - 30 jumpers exited from a height of 1100ft. Longest freefall - 3 minutes off the Eiger, Switzerland - Dean Potter in 2009. The lowest jump does not really qualify as a record because the parachute can open successfully in 80ft, however people have been known to survive this height over hard ground with no parachute at all.