Wingsuit Base Jumping
If you read the article called “Base Jumping Information” you’ll know how BASE jumping evolved from sky diving. If you BASE jump, you jump of objects etc. Now the idea in general are two things
1) in the beginning everyone wanted to get away as far a possible from the objects
so they introduced wing suits to the sport. Wingsuits help you fly at an astonishingly slight angle and FAST. they also slow down the falling rate quite a bit. You can see how those wingsuits help you get away from an object further. A part of BASE jumping is also to jump from cliffs and canyons etc.. Now if you take your wingsuit and jump of a cliff, this will give you the amazing ability to do a nature flight, few people will ever experience. It’s no fun to jump of a plane with a wingsuit because you can’t really see the relations.
If you jump of a cliff however, you will actually feel like flying in your wingsuit, because you can see the mountain sights buzz by and so on.
2) Now people got bored, so they introduced proximity flying
Getting away from a cliff as fast as possible is a good idea, because everything else is dangerous. But wingsuit BASE jumpers became more and more accustomed to the idea of proximity flying. Especially the Norwegian BASE jumpers started this new discipline. It was no fun to get away from the walls of Norway, they wanted to get closer. Like everything, it was a challenge, and challenges in BASE jumping are fun (and highly dangerous). So people started to get really close to the walls and buzz of the mountains like a couple of meters away! You can imagine, at the speeds wingsuits go, this is indeed pretty insane.
If you feel like watching a couple of scenes of proximity flying as well as to get an idea on how it feels to do a wingsuit flight, or simply watch a couple of crazy people, head over to the Base jumping video section and select Wingsuit Base Jumping videos.
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