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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
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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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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French wingsuit flyers were seen attempting a lofty stunt involving two moving airplanes after the two had BASE jumped from the Jungfrau mountain in Switzerland.
And, at the uppermost level, the tower flares out to offer a series of ice pick climbs for the more experience climbers - with the three peaks set to be used as platforms for both wire assisted free-falls and base jumps, the report added.
Five years later he completed what he regards as his most dangerous base jump from more than 1,000ft into Mexico's Cave of Swallows - a leap that was again captured in the 2003 documentary The Man Who Jumped Beneath The Earth.
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Bridge Day is the single day of the year that people are permitted to BASE jump into the New River Gorge, 867 feet (267 meters) below the bridge.
As part of preparations for the base jump, Fugen and Reffet completed a series of training jumps off Lauterbeunnen Mountain in Switzerland over a week, which is almost the same height as Burj Khalifa.
But in a BASE jump you leap off a bridge or a building at 300 or 400 feet.
"The Burj Khalifa jump was the toughest jump I have done yet," says Al Niyadi, who set a new world record with his base jump of 672m.
When a game gives you the option to base jump, sky dive and parasail your way into the thick of the action, you know you're in for an altogether different gaming experience and Just Cause more than delivers.
Thus, increases in stressors are negatively correlated to abilities such as focusing on pertinent information, accurately making decisions regarding split-second physical maneuvers, and adjusting to physical challenges resulting in predisposition to musculoskeletal trauma (Bramwell, Masuda, Wagner, & Holmes, 1975; Van Mechelen, Hlobil, Kemper, Voorn, & de Jongh, 1993; Van Mechelen et al., 1996); all characteristics that are of crucial importance in making a successful BASE jump. There is evidence that perceptions and coping mechanisms of pain might be related to athletic performance (Crossman, 1997; Meyers, Bourgeois, Murray, & LeUnes, 1993; Meyers, Bourgeois, Stewart, & LeUnes, 1992).

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