World’s First Tandem BASE numbers issued

Congrats Brian Crail for being the second person in the world to get a Tandem BASE number.

We have just returned from a beautiful trip to Acapulco, Mexico. Our friend Avery Badenhop organized a building event from La Palapa, which helped three people finish all four objects and become the first ones to complete B.A.S.E.. This means that they have jumped all four objects in the word BASE. BASE is an acronym that stands for Building, Antenna, Span, and Earth. In normal BASE jumping it is a true honor to get your BASE number. There are over 2000 people that have completed BASE. There is an association where you can apply for a BASE number by giving them a bit of information about your four qualifying objects. While there are over 2,000 people that have a personal BASE number, there are only 3 people at this time that have their Tandem BASE number. Each of these people have been part of history in BASE. They have each done Tandem BASE jumps from each of the four objects. This is a very exciting time and something that I have been excited for since I started doing Tandem BASE in 2009. I always wondered who it would be. Would it be a super rich dude? I figured it would because of the insane expenses that come along with doing exotic jumps in different locations. Tandem BASE #1 is Alexandra Badenhop along with her boyfriend Brian Crail #2.

Brenton Black completes her BASE number with Tandem BASE master Sean Chuma

Tandem BASE #3 is my girlfriend Brenton Black from Twin falls, ID. As the original Tandem BASE master I have decided that I will be the one keeping a database for all of the future issuing of Tandem BASE numbers. I will keep it similar to the traditional BASE number system in honor of our sports history. I am very excited to offer these special world adventures to those who want to mark their place in history and jump all four objects in the word BASE.

A very special congratulations to Alex Badenhop for achieving Tandem BASE #1

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A First For Cerebral Palsy

What a year it has been for Tandem Base.  We did jumps in Idaho, Greece, Malaysia, Bridge day in West Virginia, and a couple others.  One that really sticks out is Tandem BASE Master Sean Chuma’s Jump with Marlena May Katene, an amazing journalist with Cerebral Palsy.  Marlena has a huge heart and a drive to do what she wants.  She goes down as the first person with CP to Base Jump.  The Jump took place off of the Menara KL Tower in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  See the video here.  Also read an interview with Marlena here.

First person with CP to Base jump.  KL Tower in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

First person with CP to Base jump. KL Tower in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tandem Base Jumping with CP

Tandem Base Jumping with CP

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Vince Hempsall from Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine

We love meeting the people that we get to enjoy this sport with.  All of our clients seem to be so fun.  Some of them really stand out.  Hear what Vince Hempsall and Marley have to say in the article that was published in Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine.  This link shows their experience with videos, stories, and best of all, the article in KMC.  Click Here to go to the story.

Photo by Vince Hempsall for Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine

Photo by Vince Hempsall for Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine

 

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Master Instructor: Sean Chuma Live on CNN

See Tandem Base Instructor Sean Chuma’s Live interview on CNN.  In the interview he speaks about Base Jumping and the movie “Sunshine Superman.”

Master Tandem Base Instructor Sean Chuma.

Master Tandem Base Instructor Sean Chuma.

Chuma speaks about BASE Jumping on CNN

Chuma speaks about BASE Jumping on CNN

 

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Miami Shoot Magazine

We are excited to show you what Miami Shoot Magazine thinks about BASE Jumping.  Set your inhibitions aside and do the things you have always wanted to do.  Don’t let life pass you by.  Live now and do what you want.  You’ll have better stories and less regret later in life.

Click here for the Article in Miami Shoot Magazine

BASE jump!

BASE jump!

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