Many people have been asking when we will be making I-D BASE T-shirts. We didn’t want to make another cheesy BASE shirt so it took some time for the stars to align. We now have some very nice tri-blend t-shirts for men and women. We even have some hoodies, onesies, and packing stakes! There is a limited supply so order them while they are available. Enter online store here.
We are please to release a video that we worked very hard to make. It took several months of schedule alignment and timing to make this happen. It is an athlete profile video about yours truly. 😉 Edited a shot by Jason Ebelheiser. He is well known and is a great friend. Our collaboration on this project turned out to be incredibly fun. This athlete profile video required shooting many days with many cameras. We used drones, gimbals, microphones, and a few other gadgets. I spent a lot of time on that rail waiting for Jason’s count down. We blew it a couple times and had to re-shoot. I don’t usually bust out the difficult tricks for just anyone. This was a shared effort and I felt very comfortable stepping it up with my soul homie Jason.
When I first started Base Jumping, I never imagined it would take me to where I am today. I started jumping with the intention of fulfilling a passion. I always did it for the fun of it. I have never gotten caught up in the desire to get the shot. I continue to jump for the passion of it. If we get cool shots, then so be it, but the important thing for a jumper is to be doing this risky sport for a reason that will bring them true joy. Focusing on the shot can be distracting, this is why it was important to have someone that can focus on their job, while I focus on doing what I do. The good vibes are important to me. Jumping has been a major part of my spiritual growth in this life. I honor it and keep my focus on my alignment with the higher self.
So if you like BASE jumping, watch it. Feel free to share it also. If you are interested in learning to Base jump or in trying a Tandem BASE Jump go to Tandembase.com
I had the pleasure to do an interview with Vince Hempsall a while back. It turned up in this nice article in Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine.
This tells the story of how we created Russian Swing Base Jumping. It is a catapult type of contraption and is truly amazing. See the inspiring story.
One day, about two weeks ago, I got an email from a producer from CNN. They said they were going to be showing the movie “Sunshine Superman” on the network. They were going to be running some interviews to educate the viewers about BASE Jumping, and they wanted to interview me. I gladly accepted and had about a week before it was time. I had to go to a studio in Boise on the night of the interview. I found out on the way to Boise, two hours before, that it was going to be live. Oh shiz! I thought. I’ve never done a live interview this big before. So I was pretty nervous for about a week before, because you never know what these guys are going to ask you. Right before the interview, maybe a half hour, I felt calm and ready, and stoked to represent my family and sport. It turned out to be very fun and mostly positive about BASE. The world is becoming more and more interested in this amazing sport. I’m happy to be an ambassador of my passion. The people at CNN were very nice and respectful and very fun to work with. So here it is. My first live interview on national television. Maybe I’ll run for Mayor of Twin Falls some day ;).
I had this reporter guy contact me about doing a Tandem Base Jump. Lots of times I really think that media peeps are just trying to get a discount on the jumps. I also wonder if they are trying to write some story about the dark side of base. I talked with this guy and decided that he was actually really cool. Little did I know that he was one of the dopest writers I have ever had the pleasure to work with. I took him and his partner Marley for some jumps and good times at a 500 ft bridge, and the best part about it was to see how Vince Hempsall portrayed the experience. I absolutely love this article. Check it and all the other video and such. Right here
So I do a lot of interviews, some of them are good and some of the writers don’t seem to put much effort into them. It’s funny how the writers can mess things up so bad. I never take it to seriously, now I just really drill the writers to find out what exactly their story is going to be about. In the past, most news stories about Base Jumping were all about the carnage. Times have changed. Of course they still hop right on when something tragic happens, but they are starting to see the light when it comes to publishing or showing something positive about this beautiful sport that we do. I guess I would just like to say thanks to those cool reporters that just seem to get it. Here is a pretty good little article about Tandem Base. Something that is slowly (or maybe quickly) but surely catching on. It is a pretty cool thing to be able to go on a base jump without the crazy amounts of training that we have to do. I can just strap you on the front and take you for the ride of your life. That is what life is all about, experiences and doing good things for the Universe.
This is a very special story to me. One of the best jumps of my life. There are ways to push beyond limitations. It only takes creativity and drive. Please see the film about Pete Bonser’s jump here.
You know what that means ;). click here to see the video.