Risking it All – Base Jumpers

They call it an extreme sport for a reason. They do it to feel ‘Free’ and they’ll risk everything.

It all started in 1981 when Phil Smith and Phil Mayfield jumped off a Houston skyscraper; BASE Jumping was born.

If you don’t already know what BASE Jumping is, it involves jumping off either buildings, antennas, spans or earth and then deploying a chute and gliding your way to safety. Sounds easy right?

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Most BASE Jumpers die by not calculating conditions correctly (wind, trajectory) or not judging their fall distance and chute deployment timing.

Base Jumpers | The Boss Royal

BASE Jumpers require the following: a main chute + a reserve, altitude meter and balls of steel.

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As of March 2014, 228 registered deaths have been ‘recorded’.
How many have really died is anyone’s guess.

Base Jumpers | The Boss Royal

Base Jumpers | The Boss Royal

Base Jumpers | The Boss Royal

Base Jumpers | The Boss Royal

Base Jumpers | The Boss Royal