Dec 8, 2007, 5:51 AM
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Re: [Ghetto] BASE jumping en Yucatan (Riviera Maya)
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you should look up Gabo (Gabriel Ruiz), he's amongst the most experienced mexican basejumpers and has jumped all over the country. he signs as gabo on the base jumping forums, alghouth I do not remember his user name. if you don't find him through there, pm me for his email.
all of the yucatán peninsula is flatter than florida (and that's very flat!)
living in yucatan you'll be out of luck with natural drops unless you jump into a "cenote" - a water pool surrounded by vertical walls (though probably none is much higher than 100 feet, so it'd be a crash into the water slowed down by a parachute more than a basejump).
as for the hotels in cancun... given that it's an area hit by hurricanes, most are not too high. i doubt there is any over 15 stories high from what i remember from my visits. also, for the same reason, they are for the most part built in steppy pyramidal shapes to deflect wind.
there might be some antennas for you?
as i said before, contact gabo, he'll have your answers.
Dec 9, 2007, 5:22 PM
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Re: [el_chester] BASE jumping en Yucatan (Riviera Maya)
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Thanks for the tip. I met Gabo at the GFGames, but If I recall correctly, he and his crew were mostly from Mexico City.. but I could be wrong. I'll probably try to get in touch once I'm down there and settled in.
From my visit in July, it seems that most of their A's are really short too. O well, I'm sure I'll be able to keep myself occupied enough by scuba diving, learning spanish, and trying to stay out of jail