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    You're other shirt... Rappel has an A

    Wikipedia also suggests (to me) that Norwegians may be more familiar with the term 'abseiling'.

  2. I know your post was in reply to GreenMachine, but you may
    also have been influenced by Andy_Copland, to which I would
    say that if you have been lurking for a year, you should know
    better than to let comments like that get to you. :-)

    There ain't nothing wrong with doing research.

  3. This particular 600' object costs about one billion dollars.
    Of course, it has other amenities besides the 24/7 roof
    access, such as a gym, spa, permanent accommodation
    for 600 people, etc. ...

  4. Here's an idea for you, if money is no object:
    build a house with your own rooftop jump.
    Exit point: 173 metres.

    For that much money, I hope they are building in good
    landing sites on each side.

    I also found this article about a reality TV series
    involving "jumping off a bridge". But it turns out they
    are only talking about bungee jumping...

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    I don't get it. What is the point of separating the boards? Wouldn't this just reinforce the elitist "we are totally different than and separate from skydiving" attitude?

    I mean this respectfully, so I hope you can take it that way, but aren't you a major proponent of the whole "Skydiving isn't BASE. I'm not a skydiver; I'm a BASE jumper." thing?

    I happen to like skydiving. In fact, I think there are a lot of people who enjoy both skydiving and BASE jumping (maybe you are one?) and from that point of view I agree with you that I don't see a need to separate the boards.

  6. Article appeared over the weekend in the Canadian newspapers:

    It was syndicated, so you'll find it other places as well.

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    Because that’s the highest “safe” please for my first jump …240ft its to low for me…Don’t forget that I’m a newbie.

    100 ft is the highest you want to go, but 240ft is too low?

    I think you need to figure out which way is up before you start BASE jumping...

  8. Can't resist making these semi-off-topic postings...

    A British Everest summiteer has become the first man to fly higher than the top of the world in a powered paraglider.

  9. Try this page:

    Extract: "Anyone who accomplishes a jump is recorded in a notebook. When they complete one jump of each type, they are assigned a BASE number in sequence of the people who have completed all four types before."