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BASE Fatalities List

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Since I was cluttering another thread, I decided to create another.

Do you think it is a good thing, a bad thing or a totally irrelevant thing to get people who want to get into our sport to first read the BASE Fatalities List.

I personnally think it is a good thing because people coming into BASE have some parachuting knowledge. Then again I am still new.

I would like some opinions on the subject

Thanks

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I consider the list mandatory reading for anyone who's thinking about getting into BASE. With so many videos out there which make BASE look really cool, I think it's important to provide some balance by showing what can (and frequently does) go wrong.

For more experienced jumpers, I think the list is equally valuable as a reminder of how easily we can get into a situation from which we cannot recover. Almost certainly, most of the jumpers on the list thought things were going to go just great prior to their fatal jump.

Michael

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Telling them to read the list is'nt really about instruction. It's part of a reality check they need make in there decision to get involved in base.

Lee



Maybe I should have worded the poll otherwise.
While I agree that it is a reality check, I still do think than in reading you are learning what mistakes were made. Without trying to sound sarcastic, that would then make it about instruction wouldn't it?
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It is a part of the picture. That is the other side of the cutting edge. If you can stand it what are you looking for here?



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i think the Fatality list is very good for jumpers, new or old school. but i think that the public see it in a different way, the news, wuffos, they look at it like almost a declaration of our 'extremeness'.

but i dont really give a damn what the wuffos think. BASE is hopeless, in all ways and all approaches. that is one of the reasons i like it so much.

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What list what are u talking about nobdy ever dies BASE jumping the worst thing that could happen is u twist an ankle running from the cops. the whole death thing is just a myth like unicorns
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