Forums: BASE Jumping: General BASE:
New rules at Monte Brento for the 2018 season
Premier Sponsor:

 


unclecharlie95

Feb 1, 2018, 6:03 AM
Post #1 of 14 (13471 views)
Shortcut
New rules at Monte Brento for the 2018 season Can't Post

This is a statement from the Brento locals and the Brento BASE Transfer:


" Recently at Brento we have seen an increase in potentially dangerous situations which were only resolved safely by luck.

One of the primary concerns are jumpers using Monosuits ("one piece" tracking suits) who are continually opening low over the main landing area.

The safety of the local residents, emergency rescuers and the general public is our first priority and we must address situations which could potentially put them at risk.

After consultation between BASE jumping experts, local inhabitants and the bus drivers we have decided to put in place some new rules to help reduce the risk of incidents:

1. For Monosuit jumps it is forbidden to open you parachute past the hill (see the photo) below an altitude that does not guarantee 30 seconds under canopy.

2. Everyone who is jumping in the Brento Valley for the first time or is using a wingsuit, monosuit or tracksuit for the first time MUST be accompanied by a recognised coach or by their mentor.

Anyone who does not respect the above rules will not be allowed to use the bus shuttle service and the same will apply to anyone whose behaviour endangers themselves, others or access to the site.

We trust that the BASE jumping community will cooperate in our efforts to safe guard a unique site, working to create a culture of safety and respect that will be to everyones benefit. "


(This post was edited by unclecharlie95 on Feb 1, 2018, 6:18 AM)
Attachments: nopullzone2_crop.jpg (1.24 MB)

unclecharlie95

Feb 1, 2018, 6:11 AM
Post #2 of 14 (13452 views)
Shortcut
Re: [unclecharlie95] New rules at Monte Brento for the 2018 season [In reply to] Can't Post

My personal thoughts on the above post:

It used to be a challenge to fly a wingsuit to the main landing area (early 2000s) at Brento and we had many close calls, tree landings, broken bones and near fatalities as people got to grips with these new inflatable plastic dresses.

Fast forward a decade or so and we have the same pattern repeating itself with inflatable pyjamas. This combined with the B.U.S. jumping era means we have a lot more people getting the hang of their blow up dutch ovens.

I hate rules. But we have seen too many low pulls recently - right over the road, the bar, the packing area. We don't want Brento to go the same way as Chamonix..

James Boole
(Brento local for last 15 years)


(This post was edited by unclecharlie95 on Feb 1, 2018, 6:21 AM)

AntoineLaporte

Feb 1, 2018, 6:43 AM
Post #3 of 14 (13425 views)
Shortcut
Re: [unclecharlie95] New rules at Monte Brento for the 2018 season [In reply to] Can't Post

As I've written on Facebook, the 2nd rulles should just be:

In reply to:
1. For ANY jumps it is forbidden to open you parachute past the hill (see the photo) below an altitude that does not guarantee 30 seconds under canopy.

I can pull under 30 seconds canopy ride if I'm in a Hatch/I-Bird/Prodigy/Whatever is not a tracksuit ?

seekfun

Feb 1, 2018, 11:06 AM
Post #4 of 14 (13363 views)
Shortcut
Re: [unclecharlie95] New rules at Monte Brento for the 2018 season [In reply to] Can't Post

For experienced BASE jumpers who are visiting Brento for the first time, are there specific locals/mentors we should coordinate with? Is it sufficient to meet the BASE Bus crew in the LZ and buy into the service?

We're hoping to visit later this year and want to be respectful visitors and positive ambassadors for the sport.

Thank you,

Chris

robibird
Phoenix Fly
Feb 1, 2018, 11:31 AM
Post #5 of 14 (13346 views)
Shortcut
Re: [unclecharlie95] New rules at Monte Brento for the 2018 season [In reply to] Can't Post

This rule make sense. period!
Arco should not become Chamonixx.

Atair making 320 sqft canopies as well.. :)

seekfun

Mar 16, 2018, 12:25 PM
Post #6 of 14 (12627 views)
Shortcut
Re: [seekfun] New rules at Monte Brento for the 2018 season [In reply to] Can't Post

seekfun wrote:
For experienced BASE jumpers who are visiting Brento for the first time, are there specific locals/mentors we should coordinate with? Is it sufficient to meet the BASE Bus crew in the LZ and buy into the service?
Bump.
Are there suggestions for people to coordinate with if we're traveling there with only Brento first-timers?

TomAiello

Mar 16, 2018, 12:39 PM
Post #7 of 14 (12616 views)
Shortcut
Re: [seekfun] New rules at Monte Brento for the 2018 season [In reply to] Can't Post

If you just ride the shuttle service, you'll make friends quickly and figure things out pretty easily. The system there is pretty self explanatory.

Shuttle Service: https://www.facebook.com/basetransfer/

Locals:
http://www.basestore.it
https://www.facebook.com/Maury726/

seekfun

Mar 16, 2018, 7:31 PM
Post #8 of 14 (12547 views)
Shortcut
Re: [TomAiello] New rules at Monte Brento for the 2018 season [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks, Tom. I guessed that's how it would be. But I didn't want to assume and be a jackass.

rushchaser

Mar 21, 2018, 8:20 AM
Post #9 of 14 (12185 views)
Shortcut
Re: [seekfun] New rules at Monte Brento for the 2018 season [In reply to] Can't Post

That's not very BASE like! Wink

kenny123

Mar 21, 2018, 3:32 PM
Post #10 of 14 (12066 views)
Shortcut
Re: [unclecharlie95] New rules at Monte Brento for the 2018 season [In reply to] Can't Post

I was just thinking how BASE would be a whole lot more fun if there was a red-card-waiving S&TA and more rules and DZ regulations.

I blame The Angry Swiss!


(This post was edited by kenny123 on Mar 21, 2018, 3:46 PM)

BASE1817

Apr 2, 2018, 11:51 PM
Post #11 of 14 (11789 views)
Shortcut
Re: [kenny123] New rules at Monte Brento for the 2018 season [In reply to] Can't Post

kenny123 wrote:
I was just thinking how BASE would be a whole lot more fun if there was a red-card-waiving S&TA and more rules and DZ regulations.

I blame The Angry Swiss!

I‘m a vocal proponent of t–shirts being handed out saying „I got carded at skydive Brento“!

unclecharlie95

Apr 30, 2018, 8:15 AM
Post #12 of 14 (11002 views)
Shortcut
Re: [unclecharlie95] New rules at Monte Brento for the 2018 season [In reply to] Can't Post

A jumper was recently given a red card (an 8 sec canopy ride over the road after a less severe yellow). The jumper was banned from using the Bus service for the 2018 season.

Heat

Apr 30, 2018, 2:50 PM
Post #13 of 14 (10903 views)
Shortcut
Re: [kenny123] New rules at Monte Brento for the 2018 season [In reply to] Can't Post

What’s Collina up to these days? He would be perfect for this


(This post was edited by Heat on Apr 30, 2018, 2:52 PM)
Attachments: 2BFD786D-7F56-4568-88D5-176EE9F39074.jpeg (46.7 KB)
  D21B65CD-C932-494F-82F2-CC3B9F29EDDE.jpeg (428 KB)

unclecharlie95

Feb 21, 2019, 4:15 AM
Post #14 of 14 (6408 views)
Shortcut
Re: [unclecharlie95] New rules at Monte Brento for the 2018 season [In reply to] Can't Post

Just a quick reminder - the 30 sec rule is still in place!

I.e. if you are a beginner / intermediate one piece or wingsuit pilot pull at the dirt road on the hill.

If you are a ninja, fine but be sure you arrive high, we've had some very experienced jumpers caught out especially when flying steep for speed records.

Last weekend we had the first busy weekend of the season and a few yellow cards too (naming no names) Angelic

Here is to a safe(r) season for 2019

P.s. to clarify if you receive a card it is valid for one year from that date issued.


(This post was edited by unclecharlie95 on Feb 21, 2019, 5:46 AM)


Forums : BASE Jumping : General BASE

 


Search for (options)

Log In:

Username:
Password: Remember me:

Go Register
Go Lost Password?

D4DR Media