Skydiver Looking to start base jumping

United States
December 5, 2006 9:37am CST
I am a licensed skydiver with 60 jumps. I plan on jumping off of the new river gorge bridge during bridge day 2007. Are there any base jumpers out there with advice / tips?
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16 Dec 06
Now that is one thing that takes a lot of courage. I've done Paragliding, Skydiving, Static line jumps, Gliding & flying, but not enough bottle to do this one.
• Australia
10 Dec 06
What gear do you plan on using? I hope it is an approved base rig - don't even think about doing a base jump with a skydiving rig! They are NOT the same!
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
correct... and don't jump if you're thinking twice... you get to have more than 60 jumps. i tried looking a place here in Philippines, i found one with a 355 feet builing with suitable landing area, but i decided not to since i only have 235 skydives since year 2000. i guess i needed more skydives before going base. hehehhe... and a base rig too.. that's for sure!
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
but all this... in my dream! hehehhe