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Base Romance - 2007-06-13 by Tom Aiello

"I originally wrote this in response to a posting on the “BASE Zone” forum. In the interests of not offending people, I removed it."
Average Rating = 4.81/5 Votes: 26 | Comments: 0 | Views: 6940

Contact the Locals - 2007-06-13 by Earl Redfern

It is standard BASE etiquette to contact the locals when you are travelling, and looking to jump. The article below explains this rule. It was written by Earl Redfern, the first person to complete 1000 BASE jumps. Sadly, he was killed in an aircraft accident (with another jumper) while scouting new BASE sites.
Average Rating = 5.00/5 Votes: 20 | Comments: 3 | Views: 7779

Ethical Guidelines - 2007-06-13 by BASEwiki

This article simply lists some general ethical guidelines for BASE jumping. Following these guidelines will help improve or maintain jumping access for all. This is by no means a comprehensive list.
Average Rating = 5.00/5 Votes: 5 | Comments: 0 | Views: 5456

Ethical Philosophy - 2007-06-13 by BASEwiki

BASE jumping has its own peculiar set of ethical guidelines. These ethics have evolved (and continue to do so) over time.
Average Rating = 4.00/5 Votes: 1 | Comments: 0 | Views: 4136

Incident Planning - 2007-06-13 by BASEwiki

If you BASE jump long enough, there will come a time you witness an incident. The key to succesful risk management is having a plan in place for any risk that can materialize.
Average Rating = 1.00/5 Votes: 1 | Comments: 0 | Views: 3155

Legalities - 2007-06-13 by BASEwiki

Legal or not? This question cannot be answered in one sentence...
Average Rating = 1.00/5 Votes: 1 | Comments: 0 | Views: 5215

Mentoring - 2007-06-13 by BASEwiki

The concept of mentoring is one of the reasons BASE is such a great sport.
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Site Naming - 2007-06-13 by BASEwiki

Inquiries about sites serve as the primary gatekeeper of the BASE community.
Average Rating = 1.00/5 Votes: 2 | Comments: 0 | Views: 2936

Tom Aiello on Ethics - 2007-06-13 by Tom Aiello

The bottom line aim of our ethical system is to facilitate continued jumping for all who wish, and are able, to do so.
Average Rating = 5.00/5 Votes: 5 | Comments: 0 | Views: 4192

Tom Begic on Ethics - 2007-06-13 by Tom Begic

...it is the irresponsible jumper that has had the greatest affect on giving BASE a negative image.
Average Rating = 5.00/5 Votes: 3 | Comments: 0 | Views: 3323


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