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Base Jumping in Europe – the best videos

Dachstein Base Jump shot

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Dachstein Base Jump

Wingsuit jump in difficult weather and strong up winds. Film we shot 5 years ago. First freefall from the Dachstein in Ramsau Austria. Shot and edited by Frederick von Sulle and Helmut Strasser.
Idea, direction Helmut Strasser. Wingsuit vertical drop Martin Frenzl and Martin Trdla. Helicopter pilots Georg Steiner and Felix Baumgartner. Martin Trdla sadly died in 2014, he was a leading Czech base jumper.

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Go Fast Games 2016 Zakynthos Greece

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Zakynthos Greece

Go Fast Games 2016

Apex BASE Organizers Marta Empinotti & Jimmy Pouchert
Rescue Team Vassili Theodorou & George Gerolimos
BASE Jump Greece Founder Stratos Giamoukoglou
Logistics, Photographer Liana Tzilini
Directed , shot & edited by Dennis Stamiris

Special thanks to Stratos & Liana for the tireless efforts in making this event happen
Thank you Go Fast Sports and Beverage Co and Troy Widgery who continue to support this event

Zakynthos is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. It is the third largest of the Ionian Islands. Zakynthos is a separate regional unit of the Ionian Islands region, and its only municipality. It covers an area of 410 km2 and its coastline is roughly 123 km in length. The name, like all similar names ending in -nthos, is pre-Mycenaean or Pelasgian in origin. In Greek mythology the island was said to be named after Zakynthos, the son of a legendary Arcadian chief Dardanus.
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The best of Mike Steen

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Mike Steen

The best of

Mike Steen

Mike was born into a world of piloting and aviation. To this day, his life revolves around the sky. Mike is one of the world’s most experienced paraglider, wingsuit and speedwing pilots. He is a master-rated paragliding instructor, tandem master and sailplane pilot in addition to his many years of wingsuit BASE and skydiving experience. Mike racks up over 150,000 air-miles each year traveling to wingsuit projects around the world. Mike is the COO of Squirrel and a primary wingsuit and canopy test pilot.

Matt Gerdes

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Catching up with Matt Gerdes

BY: Lesley Gale

Matt Gerdes has been flying in the open air most of his life. Paragliding, skydiving, speed flying, base jumping… he is the author of the Great Book of BASE, a co-founder of Squirrel wingsuits and loves to take his friends on a flying adventure…

How many skydives, base jumps?

In the past ten years I have made close to 1,000 BASE jumps and around the same amount of skydives.

Other aerial sports you’ve done and to what sort of level?

Over 2,000 hours flying paragliders, since 2000.
Over 1,000 flights in speed flying wings, most sub 10m / 100sqft.

Equipment jumped, and history

My current main canopy is a PD Optimum and I think it’s the perfect solution for wingsuit jumping. Javelin Odyssey is my container.

Base achievements

Still alive after about a thousand jumps!

Favorite base moment

Landing safely at the foot of the Eiger north face with my friend Jimmy. It was my 19th BASE jump and I had 11 skydives at the time.

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