Know Your BASE Jumping History

By: Nick Di Giovanni Delving fully into the history of BASE jumping is outside the scope of this web site. However, in brief, here's how the sport evolved. A note to Para-historians, I learned early two people can see the same thing yet disagree on what they saw, so be careful. A Word About Carl Boenish Carl Boenish is known as the "Father of Modern BASE jumping." This is because he is the first to apply modern gear (ram air parachutes) and modern freefall techniques (tracking) to fixed object jumps. He is also the first to show the..

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