Wingsuit BASE Jumper Lands Through Roof Proves This Is An Extreme Sport

BASEjumperPublished: April 8, 201472,057 views
Published: April 8, 2014

We all know that BASE jumping and proximity flying are extreme sports. This POV clip is a guide on how not to execute a cliff jump. During flight, Michael Schwery lost a booty on exit, and came out incredibly low. It took him too long to open the armwings, and when he was all set for landing he had run out of all viable options. Luckily he avoided serious injury, even after landing through a shed roof!

BASE jumping, also sometimes written as B.A.S.E. jumping, is parachuting or wingsuit flying from a fixed structure or cliff. "BASE" is an acronym that stands for four categories of fixed objects from which one can jump: building, antenna, span, and Earth (cliff). Due to the lower altitudes of the jumps, BASE jumping is significantly more dangerous than skydiving from a plane. In the U.S., BASE jumping is currently regarded by many as a fringe extreme sport or stunt.

Fausto Veranzio, the inventor of the parachute, is widely believed to have performed a parachute jumping experiment for real and, therefore, to be the first man to build and test a parachute. According to the story passed on, Veranzio, in 1617, then over sixty-five years old, implemented his design and tested the parachute by jumping from St Mark's Campanile in Venice.

This event was documented some 30 years later in a book Mathematical Magick or, the Wonders that may be Performed by Mechanical Geometry (London, 1648) written by John Wilkins, the secretary of the Royal Society in London.

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