Equal Rights for All at Camelback Mountain Preserve! Keep the park open! Equal Rights for All at Camelback Mountain Preserve! Keep the park open!

BASE jumping at Camelback AZ is under attack. There will be a City Council meeting on Thursday, Feb 27 at 5pm to discuss banning BASE in the park. We need to make sure this doesn't happen. Come to the City Council Chambers at 200 W Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ. If you can't make it, sign our online petition here. Repost and share this so we do not lose this gem. ..

Red Ultralite Fabric Now Available Red Ultralite Fabric Now Available

Apex BASE is proud to announce the arrival of Red Ultralite fabric.  In the early days of the Ultralite white and gray were the only offerings.  We added black to the list a few years later.  Now we have Red Ultralite in stock, but supply is limited.  Our studies have shown that this fabric, combined with our tried-and-true BASE Jumper specific canopy designs, is suitable for both slider-up and slider-off jumping. Our Ultralite fabric meets or exceeds traditional 0-3 (F-111) standards in all strength tests. Details: ..


The new Remove-A-Slider aka RAS makes the transformation between a slider up configuration to a no slider configuration much easier and does not require opening or removing the connector links.  The grommets found on a typical slider have been replaced by custom built stainless steel slotted rings. The slider can now be easily removed from the slotted ring.  Before packing for a slider off jump- the slotted ring is secured to the respective riser eliminating the need to open and remove the connector link from the riser to take the sli..

Respecting Moab

  By: Anthony "Donk" DiCola The Following article appeared in Skydiving Magazine. It was written by long time jumper Donk about Moab and it was so awesome we asked if we could reprint it here. If you are planning on coming to jump in Moab, have a look, there is some very valuable information here. Respecting Moab (and back country parachuting) - it may not be for everyone By Anthony "Donk" DiCola Contributions by Jason Bell, Tom Aiello, Jimmy Pouchert, Marta Empinotti, Clint MacBeth, Photo Credits: Chris Bazil, Jason Bell, Cali DiC..

Hanwag Boot Care

- Brush off dirt. - Keep your shoes away from diesel, petrol, paraffin, as well as   from manure. - Regularly apply impregnation   sprays (also on brand-new footwear). - Dry leather needs moisturizing.   Use special wax (no oil or   fat). Massage thin coat of   wax into the dry leather. Good boots are not cheap. However, with the right care and maintenance, they will perform at their best – for years to come… 1. Cleaning First, remove insoles and, in case of crusty dirt, also shoe–laces. Outer..

Recognize BASE Jumping As an Appropriate Recreational Activity in Our National Parks and Recreational Areas

  Published by ApexBASE on Oct 08, 2010 Category: NPS Practices Region: United States of America Target: Department of Interior, Secretary Ken Salazar et al Background (Preamble): Currently, individuals caught BASE jumping within National Parks and Recreation Areas, without a permit, are charged with unlawful delivery of a person by parachute under 36 CFR 2.17(3) - Aircraft and air delivery (3) Delivering or retrieving a person or object by parachute, helicopter, or other airborne means, exce..

Bridge Day BASE Jumping Courses

By: Apex BASE Overview The Bridge Day BASE Jump Course includes three days of instruction and is taught by Apex BASE during Bridge Day week. Bridge Day is the 3rd Saturday in October.  The course begins on the Wednesday before Bridge Day. The Bridge Day BASE Jump Course is intended as a more comprehensive introduction to BASE than the 6-8 hour Bridge Day Introductory Course. In addition to the basic skills needed for a successful Bridge Day experience, such as packing, exits, and canopy flight, this course covers..

Ultra Low Freefall by Dwain Weston

(Dwain died in October 2003 but this article explains some of the methods he helped develop and depicts some of the depth in thought he put into BASE jumping.) Additional notes/comments provided by Todd Shoebotham There are six main phases in deployment (note:some of these phases overlap in sequence). Phase 1 - Pilot chute (PC) is released (via BOC or Hand Held) Phase 2 - PC reaches bridle stretch Phase 3 - PC inflates Another method being explored by ultra low altitude enthusiasts is a "pre-inflated pc" (typically with a shorte..

Ultralite Canopy Information

  By: Apex BASE ULTRALITE fabric NOW available in BLACK Apex BASE is expanding the canopy line to include Lite and Ultralite canopies. We are excited to announce the release of the FLiK UltraLite and FOX UltraLite canopies. By using special Ultralite fabric, which has come into use in the BASE industry over the past few years, we are able to reduce the pack volume and weight significantly. You are still getting the same great flight characteristics that you know and love from the FLiK or FOX, with up to a 28% reduction in pack v..

Turkey Boogie 2005

By: Lee Hardesty The Turkey Boogie in 2005 ended up being the classic case of too many people jumping in a dangerous place. The herd mentality won out and we ended up with 2 jumpers hung up on the wall one right after the other was rescued. The rescues were both done extremely quickly and efficiently, however alot was learned by these accidents and subsequent rescues. Lee Hardesty wrote me this email and I wanted to share it with everyone. He brings up some great points, some which I hadn't thought about. Check it out... I hope you had ..

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