Route Guide    Partners    Forum    Photos    What's New    Journal        
Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Where is the best place is CO to do this?
View Latest Posts in This Forum or All Forums
Page 1 of 1.  
Follow replies to this topic? Notify me at the top of web site.
1

Email me.
 
Feb 3, 2009
vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_i... Brian O'Connell
From Denver, CO
Joined May 17, 2008
0 points
Administrator
Feb 3, 2009
PM sent. Hank Caylor
From Golden, CO
Joined Dec 9, 2003
175 points
Feb 3, 2009
Holy Sh%@
I always thought BASE jumping was kind of stupid... this video has drastically changed my mind!
Bryan Gilmore
From New England
Joined Nov 7, 2005
870 points
Feb 3, 2009
ummm, Noraway, France or Italy Wayne Crill
From an Altered State
Joined Jan 5, 2003
360 points
Feb 3, 2009
that was insanely rad!!!!!!!!!!!!! "H" Lampasso
From Manitou Springs
Joined Feb 13, 2006
10 points
Mar 11, 2009
Within a five mile radius of the local funeral home. Tim D Danley
From silt, co
Joined Dec 6, 2004
0 points
Mar 11, 2009
Yeah, I've seen this video before. Up to that point I thought I was pretty cool. However, after seeing it, I realized that we as climbers are a boring group of people. I get a rush when I'm 10 ft above my gear on a 5.11 pitch. These guys could jump off El Cap, do a couple of back flips, and then high-5 all of the climbers on the Nose on their way down. We suck.

Oh..just in case you haven't heard...humans can fly now.
Cody Cook
From Colorado Springs, CO
Joined Jul 28, 2005
15 points
Mar 11, 2009
"If you could be any animal in the world what would you be?"
"Probably one of those chipmunks that can jump and fly from tree to tree and survive"
- Mike Jacoby, professional snowboarder, $28,000 annual salary, Inventor of non-existent animal species
Phillip Morris
From Flavor Country
Joined Aug 1, 2002
10 points
Mar 11, 2009
Black Canyon? Yosemite would be a great place for this, except that it's illegal. Same for the Diamond. Personally I hate free-fall, but I suppose one could get used to it. George Bell
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 1, 2001
4,925 points
Mar 11, 2009
well, if it were illegal, it wouldn't exactly be a "free" fall


da-da-bum...

is this thing on??
Buff Johnson
Joined Dec 19, 2005
545 points
Mar 11, 2009
Phillip Morris wrote:

"If you could be any animal in the world what would you be?"
"Probably one of those chipmunks that can jump and fly from tree to tree and survive"
- Mike Jacoby, professional snowboarder, $28,000 annual salary, Inventor of non-existent animal species

ah nothing like a quote from Blizzard of AHHHs to bring on the snow...those were the days.
Joe Santambrogio
Joined Oct 1, 2004
50 points
Mar 11, 2009
This is a little off-thread, but here's a question I've wondered since climbing the Diamond this summer. When one BASE jumps off the Diamond, where the %?&! do you land? From what I can tell, there's only 2 options. The lake, or a talus field. Unless you can carry beyond the lake and the dam, there's nothing else. What's the stategy? Cody Cook
From Colorado Springs, CO
Joined Jul 28, 2005
15 points
Mar 12, 2009
How did they get their ski's to pop off like that?

Also, maybe a question for Hank, but what is the progression from someone who's never jumped from an airplane even, to being able to do stuff like this? How many jumps, how much experience and how many years typically would it take to get the this level of expertise? It looks frikkin' amazing. Climbing is Weak-Sauce in comparison!
J. Fox
From Black Hawk, CO
Joined Mar 29, 2007
1,015 points
Mar 12, 2009
I'm sure Hank can say a lot more to this, but I can tell you that most recommend that you do 200 skydives before your first BASE. Most also recommend that you do 200 regular skydives before jumping a wingsuit. Obviously, people don't always follow those suggestions, but those are the standards as a I understand them.

Hank--

I haven't jumped your container yet, but I should be within two weeks! Woot!!

--Marc
Marc H
From Denver
Joined May 10, 2007
20 points
Administrator
Mar 12, 2009
Most people recommend several hundred skydives before your first BASE jump. That does not mean that any other BASE jumper will want to teach you(there's the rub). It's not an exclusive club, just a cautious group. Watching people get super hurt or dead is part of the deal so other jumpers, if you can find them, will find out about you first.

As to the other question-
$1400 for skydiving course.
$30 for each additional skydive.
$20 for gear rental (parachute, gloves etc.)
Finding someone to teach how to huck carcass, priceless.

all this, times 200! Woot!
Hank Caylor
From Golden, CO
Joined Dec 9, 2003
175 points


Follow replies to this topic? Notify me at the top of web site.
1

Email me.
Page 1 of 1.