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Post  sil on Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:05 am


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Post  sil on Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:11 pm

Wikipedia:
BASE jumping is an activity that employs an initially packed parachute to jump from fixed objects. "B.A.S.E." is an acronym that stands for four categories of fixed objects from which one can jump: buildings, antennae, spans (bridges), and earth (cliffs).


It is very a dangerous activity. And it has always amazed me. I even find it inspiring (to watch). The video in the previous thread shows its beauty. It makes me feel quite alive Smile

This other one is a video of a base jump at night from a hotel in NY:


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Post  Old Mack on Tue May 17, 2011 6:07 pm

guacamayo wrote:It is very a dangerous activity.
So is walking down the street at night in any major city !

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Post  Guest on Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:16 am

No BASE jump here but it's amazing anyway.






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El Caminito del Rey (English: The King's little pathway) is a walkway, now fallen into disrepair, pinned along the steep walls of a narrow gorge in El Chorro, near Álora in the province of Málaga, Spain.

History

In 1901 it became apparent that workers at the hydroelectric power plants at Chorro Falls and Gaitanejo Falls needed a walkway to cross between the falls, to provide for transport of materials, and for the inspection and maintenance of the channel. Construction of the walkway took four years and it was finished in 1905.

In 1921 King Alfonso XIII crossed the walkway for the inauguration of the dam Conde del Guadalhorce and it became known by its present name.

The walkway is one meter (3 feet and 3 inches) in width, and rises over 100 meters (350 feet) above the river below. Constructed of concrete resting on steel rails supported by stanchions at around 45 degrees into the rock face, it is currently in a highly deteriorated state and there are numerous sections where part or all of the concrete top has collapsed. The result is large open air gaps that are bridged only by narrow steel beams or other support fixtures. Very few of the original handrails exist but a safety-wire runs the length of the path. Several people have lost their lives on the walkway in recent years and after two fatal accidents in 1999 and 2000, the local government closed both entrances.

In June 2011, the regional government of Andalusia and the local government of Málaga agreed to share costs of restoration (including car parking and a museum) of €9 million. The project will take approximately three years to complete.

Many of the original features will remain in place and the new materials that are used will be in keeping with the old design.

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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:22 am

Goodness Asdf, I was alright going along the bits that had railings, but the other bits no way. Scary affraid

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Post  Guest on Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:32 am

I watch it from time to time.
I envy those guiris so much... I wouldn't dare to do that in a million years.

Edit: do you think Paladin will like this thread? He's so ... but who knows...

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Post  Guest on Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:37 am

Nah Ville Sky Chick wrote:Goodness Asdf, I was alright going along the bits that had railings, but the other bits no way. Scary affraid
Did you notice sometimes there isn't even floor? Suspect

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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:39 am

asdf wrote:
Nah Ville Sky Chick wrote:Goodness Asdf, I was alright going along the bits that had railings, but the other bits no way. Scary affraid
Did you notice sometimes there isn't even floor? Suspect

Yes, I did, I wondered how they got over, they didn't seem to jump over with the camera Shocked

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Post  Guest on Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:48 am

In the first video you can see people with harnesses but the one who is recording it passes by their side... I think he doesn't use any harness

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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:52 am

The footage at 5:45 just makes me feel ill pale

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Re: B.A.S.E. Jumping

Post  Guest on Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:57 am

yes, that's the best part Very Happy

but maybe it's just the chumba chumba music...

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