Urban B.A.S.E. Jump
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done in the middle of a dark night? Or even thought of? How about jumping off a 300 feet tall building. And safely landing down too?
Witness these two daredevil B.A.S.E. Jumpers as they venture out into the oblivion of a dark night, to jump off a 300ft brick and mortar structure; in a forlorn Indian suburb.
Aishwarya Yadav fondly called Aish, along with his B.A.S.E Jumper friend Ivgeni from Russia attempted India’s first ever urban B.A.S.E jump. Both jumped off a building in the dead of the night, while. From ‘3,2,1… JUMP’ to ‘Ohhh we did it. I’m f****ing alive!’. Relive the adventure as 4play unfolds their freaky journey.
Aishwarya has successfully attempted around 2300 skydives, 30 BASE jumps and 40 wing suit jumps. He has the USPA Skydiving Coach and Accelerated Freefall (AFF) Instructor ratings from United States Parachute Association. He is undoubtedly the most accomplished para jumper in India.
BASE stands for Building, Antenna, Span and Earth. BASE jumpers leap from any and all these four fixed objects with parachutes designed specifically for rapid deployment. The acronym “B.A.S.E.” was coined by filmmaker Carl Boenish, his wife Jean Boenish, Phil Smith, and Phil Mayfield.
“FACT FILE: The first legally recorded base jump in India was attempted 4 years ago by an Indian colonel Satyendra Verma. He jumped off a 450 ft. TV tower in New Delhi making history as the first Indian to successfully B.A.S.E. jump from a building. It took him almost a year to get permissions for this jump.”
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