Skydiver

B.A.S.E jumping brings with it a whole new level of reward and a whole new level of risk. This is not for the faint-hearted! Although prior skydiving training will put you at an advantage and dramatically reduce your calculated risk, it must be emphasised that BASE jumping is an entirely different sport. Contact us to find out more about our BASE jumping courses.

BASE Course requirements – Be an accomplished skydiver

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Before you start BASE jumping you must have at least 200 skydives behind you. A sound understanding of parachuting techniques is essential. You need to be thoroughly conversant with such things as body positions, canopy flight, and canopy landings. By the time you’ve completed 200 skydives, you should be capable of consistently landing your canopy inside a 30′ diameter circle. This is a critical factor in BASE jumping because of its notoriously bad landing areas; more often than not strewn with trees, rocks and other hazards. BASE jumping without having first learned how to skydive is not a smart idea, it can easily get you injured or killed.

Our different BASE courses

2 day -Packing /Equipment Course

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This two-day course is intended for the BASE jumper, prospective BASE jumper or rigger who wishes to learn more about their equipment and how to pack/configure it correctly. Jumps and jumping theory are not included. The course covers the evolution and history of BASE jumping equipment and packing techniques. Inspection (both in the field and in the shop) and basic maintenance are explained. Damage vs. wear, critical vs. non-critical damage etc. Equipment configuration is explained and practiced for different types of jump (slider down or off, slider up, D-bag etc). A manual is included with the course.

6 Day Full Course : Equipment : BASE Parachute Packing : First BASEcourse

This course offers a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of the sport, from equipment and techniques to ethics and philosophy. It is the product of our own practical experience of jumping, teaching and learning. A written manual (which you can take home after your visit) accompanies the course as do other essential reference and resource materials, all necessary equipment is provided. Instruction is one on one and takes between 3 and 4 days to complete. The course is broken down into two modules.

Full Base Course – Module One

Packing/Equipment Course, the student will leave with a thorough understanding of BASE equipment and be able to pack/configure it confidently. What type of object? What type of pack? During this module expect to jump quite often, practicing different approaches on a 7 cell canopy similar to, if not the same as, the ones used in BASE (NB you will be using a sport rig and not a BASE rig).

Full Base Course – Module 2

After further theoretical lessons we will take you on a tour of the different objects. The tour may include low level jumps with powered parachutes. The aim of this section is to complete your first BASE jumps while continuing to build on your knowledge of the discipline. We’ll be taking you to sites that we believe are suitable for beginners; bridges in particular. Former students have remarked that they found the bridge jumps “eased them in” at the start because they had less worry about having to deal with off heading openings