BASE Jumping

Locations in New York

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Interested in BASE jumping? Before you start BASE jumping, you will need to become a skilled parachutist. This is mainly achieved by training through skydiving. BASE jumping is more dangerous and requires more skill than skydiving because faster mental decisions are needed due to the time constraint. Just how many skydives before BASE jumping is a highly debated topic. Generally it's recommended to have 100-200 skydives and/or parachute jumps before making your first BASE jump. That may seem like a lot of jumps but it's all meant to prepare you for the intensity and quick mental decisions of the sport.

A jumper flies under their red and blue parachute after a BASE jump

There are no legal BASE jumping locations in New York at this time. It's likely there are many locations which meet the required criteria for a BASE jump but we have not found any which were legal. The nearest location to legally jump is at the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville, West Virginia. "Bridge Day" is hosted by Fayette County on the third Saturday of every October. On this day BASE jumpers can legally jump for 6 hours weather permitting.

The Royal Gorge Bridge in Canon City, Colorado offers BASE jumping during a 3 day event hosted by the Go Fast Games. Go Fast! hosts this event to allow experienced BASE jumpers the opportunity to jump legally. The event caters to BASE jumping and bungee jumping. Unfortunately, participation in this event is by invitation only. It appears the games have been suspended for now but we hope to see this event again shortly.

Another option is the Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls, Idaho. This is the perfect location for enthusiasts as it's the only place in the United States to jump year round without a permit.

Are you familiar with a new or unlisted legal location to BASE jump in New York? Please recommend a location. If you are an extreme sports company which offers BASE jumping lessons, parachute rentals and/or a location, please contact us for your free directory listing.

Mountain Wingsuit BASE Jumping:
Mountain wingsuit BASE jumping or WiSBASE is considered the future of BASE jumping. The wingsuit gives the jumper the ability to fly as they glide through the air. The special suit (sometimes referred to as a squirrel or birdman suit) is similar in design to a flying squirrel which can glide from tree to tree. The flying squirrel uses their tail to slow down in flight whereas the wingsuit needs a parachute.

The wingsuit increases the surface area of the jumper by adding fabric under the arms and between the legs. This increases freefall times and provides better maneuverability. The jumper manipulates their body position in flight to create the desired amount of lift and drag. Depending upon their body position, the jumper can glide through the air at speeds of 100mph. Most wingsuits have a 2 to 1 ratio which means that for every foot they drop, they fly two feet forward.

BASE Equipment:
Are you interested in top notch BASE jumping equipment? Apex BASE is the largest manufacturer of BASE specific equipment in the world. They design, manufacture and distribute BASE harnesses/containers and parachutes.

Equipment used in BASE Jumping

Base Jumping Equipment - Helmets: ABS Plastic Base Jump Air Soft Helmet Base Jumping Equipment - Helmets: Triple 8 Brainsaver CPSC Certified Helmet Base Jumping Equipment - Helmets: Triple 8 Brainsaver Rubber Helmet with Sweatsaver Liner Base Jumping Equipment - Helmets: Triple 8 Brainsaver Glossy Helmet with Standard Liner
Helmet Cameras
Base Jumping Equipment - Helmet Cameras: ContourROAM Waterproof HD 1080P Hands-free HD Camcorder Watersport Kit Base Jumping Equipment - Helmet Cameras: Contour 1801K ROAM2 Waterproof Video Camera in Black Base Jumping Equipment - Helmet Cameras: GoPro Hero3: White Edition with New Housing Base Jumping Equipment - Helmet Cameras: Polaroid XS100 Extreme Edition HD 1080p 16MP Waterproof Sports Action Video Camera With Full Mounting Kit Included
BASE Jumping Goggles
Base Jumping Equipment - Goggles: Eliminator Global Vision Kit #2 with 3 Lenses - Smoke, Clear and Yellow Tint Base Jumping Equipment - Goggles: 3 Skydive Goggles Clear Smoke Yellow ANTI-FOG Lenses Flare Motorcycle Goggles Base Jumping Equipment - Goggles: Global Vision Eyewear Flare Anti-Fog Goggles with Storage Pouch, Smoke Tint Lens Base Jumping Equipment - Goggles: Birdz Eyewear Wing Skydive Skydiving Sports Goggles with Blue Lenses Anti-fog Coated One Piece Lens
Two Way Radios
Base Jumping Equipment - Two Way Radios: Midland GXT1000VP4 36-Mile 50-Channel FRS-GMRS Two-Way Radio - Pair - Black and Silver Base Jumping Equipment - Two Way Radios: Motorola MH230R 23-Mile Range 22-Channel FRS/GMRS Two-Way Radio - Pair Base Jumping Equipment - Two Way Radios: Motorola Talkabout T460 Rechargeable Two-Way Radio Pair Base Jumping Equipment - Two Way Radios: Motorola MR350R 35-Mile Range 22-Channel FRS/GMRS Two-Way Radio - Pair
BASE Jumping Books
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BASE Jumping Signs
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