Monday, 2 April 2012

B is for Base Jumping


B.A.S.E jumping -
BASE being an acronym for
Bridges. Antennas. Spans. Earth.

Where Spans are usually bridges and Earth is usually cliffs




Or to those of us that are of a more sedate persuasion, nutters jumping off very high bridges and cliffs and hoping to survive by opening a parachute near the bottom.

For some who find the sport a little tame, you can always add in an extra dimension - a wing suit !


The general idea is to copy the fun of the winged squirrel and glide through the air while falling with style !! Some folks take this to further extremes by adding in a little low level flying.. Like this guy. 
Make sure you watch carefully at 1min 40sec !!!



Not much I can add to that !


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10 comments:

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

That is one crazy suit with wings! Would you consider trying it out?

This is me, Duncan D. Horne, visiting you from the A-Z challenge, wishing you all the best throughout April and beyond.

Duncan In Kuantan

John Teal said...

Not a chance Duncan, not a chance !

Duckie. said...

Bet your the same as me John, couldn't put up with all that climbing back up again just for another 1min 40sec fly!

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Whoa!!! That is as close to true flight as a human will ever get. How cool is that.

Rhonda Parrish said...

Wow! You made icons to go with each letter of the challenge? That's totally awesome. Maybe, if I'm feeling crazy (though never crazy enough to be a B.A.S.E jumper LOL) I may copy you ;)

Kristine said...

That is awesome!

John Teal said...

Awesome is probably the best word, and Duckie hadn't thought of the walk back up !! Bet he only does it once.

baygirl32 said...

I have an impulse control issue - I'd love to try them both!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Not a chance! He was just skimming over some of those cliffs.

Absconditus Creations said...

Have wanted to base jump since I saw it on tv years ago... then when wing suits came into it I wanted to do it even more!! I could finally fly! However the walk to the top not so awesome!

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