FULL BASE COURSE
If you have taken the decision of coming into contact with the fascinating world of BASE jumping, this course will give you an optimal theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to realize your progress into the dream. The main purpose of this course is to give to the student the right knowledge necessary to BASE jump in various scenery in total autonomy and safety. The course is done in each phase with maximum one instructor every four students. The full BASE course (FBC) requires averagely 9 days to be accomplished and included the possibility of operating in different places on national and international territory.
Minimum 200 skydive jumps
To have your own BASE Rig material or Rent a rig
Helmet, kneepads, and trekking boots or proper shoes
Being of adequate psycho physical frame
Tools to pack your parachute.
Will of learn, safetly, having fun, in total accordance with the ethics that regulate the international community of BASE jumpers
The first phase takes into details all the theoretical aspects of the discipline, which every well prepared BASE jumper must know, including:
-Ethics and standards of conduct
-Main differences with skydiving
-Specific materials (rig, canopy, etc.)
-Flying canopy techniques and fly in mountain environments
-Exit, free fall, and track technics
-Analysis of principal malfunctions and how to solve them
-Meteorology applied to BASE jumping
-Management of eventual accidents
-Packing, configuration, maintenance
It will be taught all the current techniques of packing the BASE parachute without slider (slider off/slider down), and the reconfiguration applied to the terminal jumps that required the use of the slider (slider up)
The first part of the course is mainly about practice, it involves the first jumps from a bridge* where is not used the slider during the opening of the parachute (slider off/slider down)
- Evaluation of the spot from which will be carried on the initial jumps
- Practical tests through simulator (pendulator) of the correct exit procedure in relative wind zero.
- First jumps in PCA mode (PCA pilot chute assist)
- Introduction, vision and practice of HH mode jumps (HH hand held) in which the pilotchute is kept in the hand.
- First HH mode jumps
- Canopy piloting exercises in limited aerial spaces, management off heading opening and how to solve them
-- Multi-way jumps with other BASE jumpers simultaneously
On each jump there will be a briefing (before jump) and a debriefing (after) which include a video of the jump, sided by the instructor evaluation on an individual basis, and following advises and work to correct mistake and/or imperfections
Once the practical phase of jumping from the bridge without slider is passed successfully, it will be introduced the second step which includes terminal jumping from the mountain wall.
*In this phase of the course, Brento BASE School, uses two structures perfectly suitable for jumping without slider, due to the optimal altitude, the absence of aerial obstacles, and large landing space.
All the technical procedures treated and learned during the first phase are applicable from these spots
This phase of the course develops everything regarding the execution of terminal jumps (more than 8 seconds of free fall), which includes the use of the slider during the deployment (slider up).
-Evaluation of the spot and the exit from where the first jumps will be carried on**
-Initial “Stowed”jumps in slider up mode.
-Detailed BASE canopy piloting exercises in limited aerial spaces, management off heading openings and how to solve possible malfunctions
-Canopy fly in a mountain environment
-Improvements of track techniques
At the end of the course will be discuss individually with the instructor the plan progression of each student, including the possibility of a post course training, based on individual goals that the student wants to achieve.
**Terminal jumps in which is used the slider(slider up) are executed from the Brento mountain, in Trentino (North Italy)
This mountain is internationally renowned in the BASE circuit, it is a unique location for Initials terminal jumps, one of the most overhanging walls in Europe and in the world with its 1200 meters (4000 feet) of altitude and more then 400 meters (1350 feet) of overhanging
What is BASE jumping?BASE is an acronym made by the four principal spots used to jump ( Buildings-Antennas-Sppans-Earth). Differently from a skydiver, that jumps from airplanes or other vehicles, a BASE jumper jump from fixed spots, that can be natural as in the case of mountains, or artificial as in the case of bridges, buildings, and antennas. BASE is a discipline that differs from skydiving due to the materials used, the altitudes, the free fall times, and the dynamics of the jump.
How long does it last a BASE course?Dependently on the type of course and on the engagement of the student toward it, on average are necessary between 4 to 6 days to complete a basic FJC, and between 8 to 10 days to complete a full course, taking into account meteorologic conditions.
Why should I participate to a BASE course?BASE jumping is one of the most free and democratic discipline someone could do. You could easy take a parachute and jump from a mountain, but very easily that could be the first and last jump you do if something goes wrong, but no one can say no to your choice of doing it. The only thing that will help you to avoid that situation is knowledge and self love. Thinking of BASE jumping as a game for kids, or assuming that is enough to have a good experience as a skydiver are two causes of many victims in the past. But again, no one will say no to your beliefs if not yourself. On the contrary, if you participate to a BASE jumping course, organized by competent and recognized people in the international BASE jumping circuit, you will be able to calculate the potential risk and avoid situations in which you will not be able to manage unforeseen circumstances. We will put you in an optimal condition of quickly learn correctly the proper way of doing, staying into the threshold of acceptable risk. Furthermore, it will open the doors to the BASE jumpers community, a tribe with unwritten rules but with strong ethics. On you the next move!
Is it dangerous to do BASE jumping?Potentially, BASE jumping is a dangerous discipline, like many others outdoor activities, or like driving a car or a motorcycle in particular conditions. BASE will never be a 100% safe discipline, at the same level of any other sports conditioned by high speed performed in short time. Surely enough, a good technical, physical, and mental preparation, could make the difference between playing Russian roulette with your life and engage in an dangerous risky activity well prepared to handle it correctly and lucidly.
Why is it not used a reserve parachute (emergency) in BASE jumping?Generally speaking, BASE jump materials do not have a secondary reserve parachute, this is due to two main reasons.The first is because of the lower altitudes and the high speed involved in this discipline, which automatically exclude the possibility of having the material time to apply the standard emergency procedures present in skydiving. Secondly because of the nature of the BASE jumping parachute itself, which is already an improved version of a reserve canopy. Once a famous manufacturer of BASE parachutes said “We don’t jump without a reserve, we jump without the main parachute!
Can I participate to a BASE course without any skydiving experience?For sure not with BBS! We strongly recommend to NOT consider the idea of BASE jumping without the right experience in skydiving. Be aware of who does not take this point as of fundamental importance. BASE jumping without any skydiving experience could easily expose you to serious and unnecessary risks. Becoming a competent and well prepared BASE jumper requires time and dedication, there is nothing positive in taking shortcuts.
What level of autonomy will I reach after completing a BASE jump course?Once the student has completed successfully our BASE course, he or she will be in possess of all the fundamental technical abilities, and the proper mental attitude , to start and build his or her BASE jumping carrier. It depends entirely on the will of the BASE jumper, to fully take advantage of his or her own potential, in his or her own time and way. Without never loosing sight of the fact that this discipline is an activity on the limit, where every wrong decision or action could result in serious consequences. The courses, advanced camps, and coaching offered by BBS, will follow you also once you finished your preparation with us, structuring for you a post plan that better suits your exigences. We never leave our students on their own , it is a genuine pleasure for us as a school and as BASE jumpers to built an everlasting relationship based on friendship and trust with our students. We believe in mentoring rather than the standard course concept.
Can I use a tracksuit or a wingsuit during the BASE course?During the course are not been used track suits, wing suits or other subsidies.It is in the belief of the school to teach first how to walk and then how to run. Once the basic course is accomplished successfully, and the student wants to progress further in the discipline, we will be very pleased to advise and help the student to reach his or her goals. It is for this reason that we developed intermediate and advance courses. We prioritize the development of individual abilities one at the time, a priority that we have as school, that gives optimal results. We don’t want to teach advanced techniques to beginners who are taking the first steps into this discipline.
Will I receive photos or video ps of the jumps performed during the course?Certamente! Tutto il materiale video e foto verrà consegnato alla fine di ogni salto.