Base Jumping, Kuala Lumpur
BASE is an acronym for Building, Antennae, Span, Earth, and thus represents the fixed-objects from which BASE jumps are made.
New Year?s Eve 2003 in Kuala Lumpur? Two minutes before the stroke of midnight, 10 jumpers from 7 countries bailed out of different locations from the 72nd to 78th floors of the world?s tallest building. In the darkness, their presence was announced by a loud thud as canopies slowed their descent from the dizzying heights. The jumpers carved graceful arcs in the air before gently landing next to the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Mahathir?s, dinner table a minute into the year 2003!
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A general rule, which sometimes has exceptions, is:
a. if the wind can blow around it, it's a building,
b. if the wind can blow through it, it is an antenna,
c. if the wind can blow under it, it is a bridge, and,
d. if the wind blows up and over it, it is a cliff.
Question............YEAH! But what if I jump from a crane that is attached to a 500' dam wall under construction?
Answer...........Nobody cares. Put it in your log book as what you like. Remember, you are only cheating yourself.
Warning: B.A.S.E. jumping is a dangerous sport! Do not attempt to jump an fixed object without proper
B.A.S.E. training (packing, rigging, lowspeed exits, tracking, accuracy landing, canopy control, object knowledge, meteorology) and
Special B.A.S.E. equipment (7 cell B.A.S.E. canopy, container, pilotchutes, slider)