jump athletes to gather in the global race to Norway BASE
Two bridges on the way to the back of the exit ramp
The starter ask …
"Jumper A loan? – Confirmed
"Jumper B-Prepared?" – Confirm
Bridges's initial position on the board.
The starter starts the countdown, "5-4"
One signal is repeated three times, Beep, beep beep
Welcome to the World BASE Race
Imagine two men standing on wooden platforms on the edge a mountain cliff. Each man is dressed in what looks like a flying squirrel costume. At the signal, jump and run to the goal line, the deployment of their shelters and slide to a safe landing. The mind blowing? Extraordinary? A testimony to the strength of the human gut? innovative genius? A sporting event like no other in the world? If you answered yes to the above, then submitted to an event that PT Barnum have submitted as part of "The Greatest Show the world."
The World Base Race is claimed as the ultimate BASE jumping competition declaring a wingsuit pilot / bridge as "The World Vol fastest human being" and award the winner € 3000 as prize money. Publishing 2009 consists of 32 athletes, 750m 2 of a full deck of race, a competition to six laps. The event will take place August 12 to 14, with athletes who arrive during the week of August 6 to 12 jumps warm-up/preparation. Norway provides perfect image Romsdal Innfjorden the scene and creating activities after hours.
Before my interview with Brendan Nicholson, a wingsuit pilot USBASE bridge, which will compete in the race this year, I had the opportunity A brief Q & A with Paul Fortune.
Norway, Paul Fortun, director of the World Race based acts like he is the proud father a newborn when it comes to discussing the case. It boasts of hawks and a way that would make PT old proud "We are event world's most impressive sports crowd in an arena nestled within the beautiful surroundings of nature. There is no registration fee for bridges, or cost to the public. We want to make this festival for athletes and spectators. This event shows the world the type of BASE jumpers athletes really an exciting competition. It is a highly skilled sport of athletics, where not only compete face to face, but perform at public. All packages must be driven by the athletes, then the winner will also be in great physical shape. "
Are there plans more viewers to turn this year as we had a year to promote and market the event?
"We have a limit from 2000 to 2500 spectators, but we fjord and a large charter boats invited to come enjoy the show. I hope we see an increase in viewers, as we have seen an increase in athletes. "
The World Base Race is an event designed with spectators in mind. What type of vendors and entertainment you have planned?
"We're a rock band of young talent, Ronald Nikolaisen with" Black Cat Bones, "World BASIC as the band's career this year. Played in the final day of competition and festive night WBR. There will be a group of soft music suitable for young children 90 years. This is an area in a natural environment we offer a good time for any age viewer. We are not trying to copy other high-profile extreme sports with loud music and young fresh the latest fashion. We continue to be a public event for all. Line Horvli and local choir and a folk group Local Leikarringen and career operating costs above. The Norwegian national team Ove Pål Hammar glider Rognøy Tillung and implementation a program for us. In addition to training 10 dome flying bridges smoke. Finish with three riders smoke red, white and blue, representing the opening of "The World's Fastest human flight final.
My goal is to raise the case of one cm each year to the next level, take you step by step, as long as the public is fascinated and participates in the event that likes to watch Batman / Batwoman flying in the air. I think that is the correct way of progress, eager to return for more next year. "
In the next Event 2009, the largest emergency bridges will from the United States with 17 athletes. One of those 17 years, Brendan Nicholson, 27, graduated University of Utah with a degree in graphic design. He spends his days working as a medical illustrator and animator for the Department of Genetics at the University which he graduated. Originally from Salt Lake City, Brendan is a bit more reserved in their ways to reach the podium, "I doubt that will race this year. The level of competition will be much higher because of the success of the event in recent years. I look forward to the day when I wingsuit flights and more can be considered a couple of years, competitors and veterans like Robert Pecnik Ronny Risvik. "
Nicholson did not participate in the race last year, instead working career as a pitcher. Then the jumping and flight following of competitors using gear when Paul and Johnny Bjørke saw a natural talent in Brendan. Paul said the speed with Brendan was difficult fly like cliffs. I asked Paul Fortune, he expected to see, it was announced unequivocally: "I am particularly pleased see Brendan Nicholson, Salt Lake City, Utah just to competition this year. Asked about his assessment Brendan, was launched 11 years in the vault Nordic skiing for early development in the world of wingsuit pilot. By declaring: "I like the track anymore because he has greater freedom. "
Athelete I asked the children how he came "racing" another person to base jump is generally not "win"? "CORE has a long history of competition with the principles of truth meets the global race to BASE. Most of the low, higher, jumping all know whole community of BASE jumpers because of the nature of competition between us. Each of the athletes from around the Base Race is also known flight is the competition "in wingsuit is as simple as "race" in the fridge for the last beer. If you have reservations about the psychological pressures of 'race', then it is preferable wait until you are ready mentally for the competition. "
As soon as BASE jumping to his philosophy, "always live to see the next jump. Although it may be fun to burn low-flying close to the wall, that experience should play against all the experiments to go in the future. Is that more than 10 feet, it is really worth losing hundreds of amazing experiences? "The jump from one who stands out in your mind, "How to remove the overhang at Big Mountain Cliff Karl" (English translation of Imperfect Norwegian). This wall is where he became BASE Jumping Mountain Flight and it is amazing to relive this experience in the form of transition under fly. There is a point where you decide to start or try clean the rim and security of their own skills is gratifying. "
We discussed whether Salto thatch layer is a "sport" "Trick" or "hobby" and what led him to the World BASE Race. "I think it's different for each person and even changes in time for the same person. When I was a lifestyle that all consuming. Every word of my mouth was about BASE and all thoughts in my head about where I was going to get my next dose. Now I try to find a balance between BASE, skiing, climbing, work and personal relationships, it would probably fall under the sport for me. Some jumps are tricks, like when he jumped for the money and some times out of my comfort zone. Many did not jump much skill and sport seems silly to call when there are real sports. Resembles Hobby embroidery. "
"For me, the attraction of the World Base Race is an opportunity to meet and jump with the best mountain flying in the world. The event itself is very relaxed, with excursions and talk together. The exchange of ideas and experiences looks like nothing because he could not get this caliber of talent Romsdal all over the globe. The idea of human flight safer with a higher yield is what I get to come and learn the best form. "
Careers Also in reality, what do you like most about this event? "World BASE Race is an opportunity to join the best mountain flying in the best playground in the world. There are fifty other walls in the region explore and countless ways to fly on the ground. I love meeting new people and learn their approach to sport. Barbecues are Equally impressive, given the organic nature and the freshness of food. "
Brendan training technique in preparation for the race in Norway but can not afford to take advantage of jumping on a regular basis, "the airplane wing suit as much as I can afford and skip some of the largest cliffs legal in my area. mountain flying has much in common with many other gravity sports such as mountain biking and skiing Alpine. Follow a given route the same size in the snow, from planning to execution of the sculpture perfectly balanced. "
His mentally prepared to a jump can seem a bit unusual for a foreigner, but is still in force for him. "I have mild OCD and they need lots of repetition and contact feel physically ready to jump. I play my hair 20 times, check my brakes routing 10 times and repeat my parachute before jumping all around. Beyond that I try to remember what a perfect start to feel like before, so I can repeat that in the next section. This includes viewing eye movement exercises ended and the body. "His last thought before you start," There is a real gap in the thinking of the right and left. I try that just focusing on what my body tells me I can leave without problems and is ready to fly. "
In response to my question, "How do you think will be another event in the U.S. job if it could be done legally, do you think would help the perception base by the general public? "He offered these thoughts:" Yes, I think it would be a good introduction to mountain flying the American public. The popularity Matchstick Production of Seven Sunny Days shows "clip" that people are fascinated by the mountain flying and I think that an American could fit Raza BASE well with something like the X-Games. Puente day attracts over 200,000 people and I think the interest in mountain flying even higher. Paul formatted World BASE Race to be very spectator friendly and has also established a strict security protocol that resulted in zero incidents this year last. "
I asked him what he felt his contribution to the base was during his short career in the sport, his reply again showed his humble nature, "So far, I have very little effect. I really enjoyed helping Paul on the World BASE Race and show the world that sport can have a strong base competition, the viewer of the environment. I always try to be an ambassador for the sport in the hope it is accepted in the United States as a valid form of outdoor experience. "
Brendan favorite object jump " high cliffs at the head of the list. I like hiking and exploring new places and beautiful mountains of theft is a logical extension of this. Construction come in a close second, hidden factors of James Bond with the thrill of flying coach. "
How often jump? "I made 100 jumps in my first year. Now I try to taste a little more, and do twice a month. During my vacation in Norway I am two or three times day for about a month. "
He got his break support number around 50, but only for the card after 100 BASE jumps. Brendan had registered only 100 when he started skydiving BASE jumping. He said: "I have 500 Federation. Soils want this right before crashing some something hard that I could easily be avoided with more experience. "Participation" Deathcamp free Tom Aiello's "to Twin Falls, Idaho, where he made over 40 jumps in a week. Asserting that "almost everything learned can be taught to a man" young and crazy. Always with her jumps mentor, Skyler Beck, time to time and see each week. The best advice of his mentor Beck gave him: "He said:" Do not be a dummy. I had says, slow and see for yourself. This proved to be good advice. As I got on the flight over the mountain was also sponsored by Norwegian pilots also gave me advice like. "
I asked Brendan if he would be a mentor: "I think mentoring is one of the best things you can do to advance the sport of BASE jumping. This activity takes time and requires a large amount of drug against ulcers. Once your child has left the object can not do anything to save them if you need to teach him well. "It continues to emphasize what he thinks is the biggest mistake of the new bridge, "BASE jumping is ridiculously easy and a false sense of security is generally this number 10 below. The problem is that you must run everything perfectly the first time no second chance. Things go wrong, or at least once in three hundred jumps so it is very easy to let your guard and to call an expert. It is important to always be afraid. Once you stop for fear that complacency and 180 degrees out of the game is everything. The most important piece of advice I have for new bridges, "Reducing speed and be conservative. Develop your skills over time. It seems a bit hypocritical and I say, but time and money spent to take it easy, they pale in comparison with friends who may lose. "
Brendan is a student of BASE and absorb as much information as you can with all the connections that make community bridges is illustrated in his famous answer to "What is the dumbest thing you've done in the jump? question. Your answer: "Upon entering the base without complete control of my cup of flight. I liked off objects or objects of abandonment great, because I do not know how to fly a model or sink my wing. Fortunately, it does not hurt before you learn these skills, but still much to learn. "
Nicholson family on their participation BASE can be summarized as "cautiously positive." "My Parents worry when I watch my videos, but also to show your friends later. My brother wants to know when I think to give it up. Grandfather is the most outspoken, saying, "Okay, have demonstrated that they have brass balls, now stop." They have met my friends who died before the jump, but they also know how much joy it brings. My friend, Elizabeth Brand, a doctor in the emergency room Salt Lake City, Utah, will begin this year's World Base Race. She is very supportive of my jumping / wingsuit flying, skydiving and she has 80 eyes to follow is not having to walk until I accompany the edge. "
So when you plan to leave all this, if at all moment: "When my ego feel back to my responsibilities. I hope that what happens when I have a wife and son. I think the big walls you can pass with a good dose of risk, but it may return. "
What caught this article, talent, prisoners, young and humble sport BASE? "The flight of the mountain is closer to humans came to crew members. From the first day of learning to go, I hoped that when he could fly a wingsuit through the mountains. "
In six days, short, Brendan will be the summit of the mountain, standing at the edge of the acceleration heart rate, boards and listen to the engine start signal of speech in a few seconds of racing toward the goal in the air below, safely before deploying their parachutes and gliding to the ground with the hope that his career has won that climb the mountain again to face the challenge next until finally one who can claim title of "world's fastest human flight."
Word to all other competitors BASE World Race, "always the most calm, polite, you have to watch out for is to keep your eyes on the child without pretensions of America. "
Location: In a relationship
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Education: Degree in graphic arts from the University of Utah
Hometown: City of Salt Lake City, Utah
Year First Jump: 2007
Wingsuit: Phoenix-Fly Shadow (prototype) and Phoenix-Fly Tracking Suit
Container: Hybrid Gargoyle and L / D +
Canopy: Blackjack and Trango
Occupation: Medical Illustrator
BASE Number: 1295
Nickname: Curly McSquirrel
Five Random Brendan remarks which could be described as strange, unusual or different
Could skiing (snow) before walking.
I Found spandex for perfect rock climbing clothing.
I can not without my pack of Lucky 13 clamps.
I am not a Mormon, but I saw Utah.
I did not learn to drive early twenties.
BASE jumping is a sport that has a parachute jump from fixed objects. Wingsuit drivers employed both a wingsuit and parachute into stationary objects.
"Base" is an acronym for the four categories of objects stable from which one can jump:
BASE jumping is an extreme sport that can cause injury or death of participants. Interested parties are advised to maintain training and appropriate advice before attempting to BASE jump.
BASE The figures are requested from the Association of the United States BASIS.
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About the Author
Cynthia Lynn lives in Chicago, Illinois were she works as a Freelance writer of short story’s and profile interviews covering a wide range of topics and personalities.
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