BASE Jumping the Perrine Bridge

BASE Jumping the Perrine Bridge
I just got back from a trip to Idaho in the USA. The town of Twin Falls has this bridge, the Perrine Bridge, which tolerates BASE jumping from it year round. The bridge is 486 feet above the Snake River. It is quite an impressive sight. Jumping from it is also quite fun. A big ...

Should I get a Skyhook?

Jumpers come to me for advice all the time – and one of the hardest questions to answer is the following: Should I get a Skyhook, and why? First, what is an RSL? A RSL is a reserve static line - a line attached from one of your departing malfunctioned main canopy’s risers to your ...

A problem with UPT’s Sigma Tandem Parachute System (and a solution)

Why so many baglocks on Sigma tandems? As a student of parachute design and as a certified Rigger, I have learned that a staged deployment of the main canopy is the safest way to deploy a parachute. All sport rigs do it this way, but one Tandem system does not: The UPT Sigma Tandem System. ...