Getting into wingsuit base

After quite a lot of tracking jumps, I started wingsuit base this season. Here a few things I learned:

  • If you find yourself on an exit in a small suit, while every one around you has a X-Bird or a V4, you’re maybe just jumping with people that have big suits, or … you’re on the wrong exit.
  • Swearing in two different languages besides your first language will not make linetwists go away, but is fun to watch on video.
  • Landing in cow poo is yet another thing that is funnier on video than actually doing so.
  • Lowpulls are way scarier than in a tracksuit.

Seriously, if you are planning to get into this, be aware that you will have one or the other mishap like landing in trees, linetwists, etc., also, you will not always be able to fly out and pull over the big landing areas, so a wingsuit is not a remedy for bad accuracy skills.
And try to not get into that performance-race-against-yourself, it will either get you hurt or depressed, some french guy had to remind me this summer that “this is about having fön”.

One more thing, this is a small part of my 2011 video with all the fön and stupid things I’ve done this year, drop me a mail or comment and I’ll send you the link and password.

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6 Responses to Getting into wingsuit base

  1. Marko says:

    Comment..! 🙂

  2. Gerhard says:

    also comment! 😉

  3. Oink says:

    comment 😛

  4. michael says:

    Great Posts, great work ! .

    i wonder why doesnt anyone anywhere talk about the size of the PC that should be used while in SL environment .
    since you re not gonna need it if you set up a proper SL why not go with a small one in order to minimise the drag force of a big PC and get the benefit of a great flare in a tight landing area or really short objects .
    on the other hand a big PC will save my butt in case of a premature breaking but flaring a 52″ is like flying another canopy.
    i m confused . i would love to see some response !
    and also i would love to see the video of 2011 ! password ?

  5. achim (bob kelso) haha says:

    würds gern sehn hirschi

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