BASE jumping


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A type of low-altitude sky diving/extreme sport—invented by Carl Boenish in 1978 in Texas—in which participants jump—with parachute—from 4 types of structures that constitute the acronym, BASE:
• Buildings
• Antennas/Aerials
• Spans (bridges)
• Earth (cliffs)

480 men and women have been awarded an official BASE number. As of April 2009, 133 people have died BASE jumping, with an estimated 1 fatality/60 participants

BASE jumping

Sports medicine An extreme sport in which participants jump–with parachute-from 4 types of structures that constitute the acronym: Buildings, Antennas, Spans–bridges, Earth–cliffs

BASE jump·ing

(bās jŭmp'ing)
A sport in which participants use a parachute and jump from four types of fixed man-made or natural objects: building or skyscraper, antenna or tower, span (bridge arch or deck), and earth (cliff).
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BASE jumping is an acronym for the type of objects the jumpers might propel themselves from, such as buildings, antennas, spans and the Earth.
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After describing the epidemiological approach to the topic, specialists in orthopedics, surgery, neurology, sports science, and population and public health in Europe, Australia, and the US consider questions of who is affected by injury, where and when it occurs, what the outcome is, what the risk factors and inciting events are, and prevention strategies in mountaineering, rock and ice climbing, hang-gliding and paragliding, scuba diving, surfing and watercraft riding, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, bungee jumping, BASE jumping, skydiving, extreme hiking in volcanic environments, skateboarding, and ATV and motorcross sports.
Summary: China's international BASE jumping festival on Aizhai Bridge in Hunan.

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