Freebase backpack/chute


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Taylor B · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2017 · Points: 0

Wondering where a climber might find info on the chute like Dean Potter used for freebasing. Are they sold or specially made by some specific company? Just looking for any info available. 

Apologies if this has been asked; using my mobile and can't find a search option. 

Thanks. 

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 15
Taylor Bousquet wrote:

Wondering where a climber might find info on the chute like Dean Potter used for freebasing. Are they sold or specially made by some specific company? Just looking for any info available. 

Apologies if this has been asked; using my mobile and can't find a search option. 

Thanks. 

Freebasing involves purifying cocaine. It's illegal.

Taylor B · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2017 · Points: 0
FrankPS wrote:

Freebasing involves purifying cocaine. It's illegal.

Thanks, I'll log that away....

Nolan Huther · · Clarkson University · Joined Dec 2014 · Points: 567
FrankPS wrote:

Freebasing involves purifying cocaine. It's illegal.

Many old-school climbers recommend mescaline or LSD, though purists advocate limiting yourself to copious amounts of marijuana. YMMV

will ar · · San Antonio, TX · Joined Jan 2010 · Points: 215

Not sure if you're referring to a specific jump or climb he did, but he was using parachutes made for base jumping. There are numerous compaines out there making them. If you have to ask the question in your post they likely won't sell to you. The traditional path to BASE jumping is to build a solid foundation skydiving (likely a few hundred jumps) then start doing your homework learning about the base specific gear, techniques, etc. Most experienced skydivers find a mentor or take a course when transitioning to base.

Jon Rhoderick · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 590

They were made specifically, so you'd have to know the right people

Squeak · · Perth West OZ · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 18
will ar wrote:

Not sure if you're referring to a specific jump or climb he did, but he was using parachutes made for base jumping. There are numerous compaines out there making them. If you have to ask the question in your post they likely won't sell to you. The traditional path to BASE jumping is to build a solid foundation skydiving (likely a few hundred jumps) then start doing your homework learning about the base specific gear, techniques, etc. Most experienced skydivers find a mentor or take a course when transitioning to base.

Everything above.

it's not as simple as you my think. a BASE rig is a harness and container system, with a specific type of canopy, sized for a specific weight of person. Low(ish) openings require specific skills as well, and Landing and steering a canopy takes time to master. Not to mention dealing with off heading openings, poor body position on deployment, dealing with malfunctions etc..

There is a LOT MORE to it than the YouTube videos will lead you to believe. 

Seek professional advice.

nathanael · · Riverside, CA · Joined May 2011 · Points: 204

joined today

move along

Mike Byrnes · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2016 · Points: 0

This is one of those "if you have to ask you have absolutely no business even thinking about it" moments.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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