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jtval  (D 26340)

Jun 6, 2001, 7:01 AM
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is there i difference between a b.a.s.e. rig and a skydive rig. i believe that there is but what are the differences?
i was talking about this the other day with a friend but we aren't sure.
can any one hook me up with an answer? blues

have fun, live free, SKYDIVE
JT


skreamer

Jun 6, 2001, 7:42 AM
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Found this <A HREF="http://people.qualcomm.com/billvon/faqs/bd99.html" target="_new">excellent article</A> a while back, it was written in 1999 by one of othe dz.com moderators - billvon. Not exactly what you were asking for, but gives great advice about bridge day specifically and base generally. Respect to the bill dude!

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Geoff

Jun 6, 2001, 7:45 AM
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Lots of info at http://www.blincmagazine.comand its links.

Basically, a BASE rig has a single canopy (OK there are a couple of designs with two) - no reserve, or perhaps more accurately no main, as a BASE canopy is much more like a large skydiving reserve both in construction and in the way it's packed.

Most BASE rigs are closed by velcro rather than a pin, have a long bridle, and a larger pilot chute, depending on the delay. Normally, they have a mesh slider or no slider at all for a fast deployment at low airspeed. There are many, many, additional small but important differences.

BASE is definitely not just a variation of skydiving, neither the equipment used nor the skills needed.

Geoff





jtval  (D 26340)

Jun 6, 2001, 9:14 AM
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hey thanks guys. we figured there'd only be one chute. but all the other stuff was not clear. thanks for the info.
blue skies.(high structures? ha ha)
jt

how do you get into B.A.S.E.? who makes the rigs etc etc.
i haven't had the chance to look into the links so if the answers are in there, please forgive me redundency!!!

have fun, live free, SKYDIVE
JT






RemiAndKaren  (C 2328)

Jun 8, 2001, 2:06 AM
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crazy people... jumping from a perfectly serviceable brigde... ;-)

On the canopy side, never having looked up close at a BASE one, can someone either send a post a link or an explanation on the brake line release systems that I think most BASE canopies have.

Thx






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