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date: 12 August 2020

BASE Jumping 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Author(s):
Jason CooperJason COOPER, Jason LaurendeauJason LAURENDEAU

BASE jumping, also known as “fixed object jumping,” is an extreme sport in which participants jump—using a parachute—fromBuildings, Antennas, Spans (bridges), andEarth (cliffs and other rock formations). BASE jumpers have a far smaller margin for error than do skydivers, who employ back-up parachutes in case the primary parachute malfunctions. BASE jumpers have no such luxury due to the shorter distances involved. BASE jumping is quite often legal, despite its reputation for being otherwise. ...

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