Tandem Base

Tandem Base Face
Tandem Base Face

In 2009, Sean Chuma and former partners Abbie Mashall and Mark Kissner started the first Commercial Tandem Base Operation in the world.  A few Tandem Base jumps had been performed as stunts in the past, starting in 1984, with the first by Ted Strong.   The Company Tandem Base began with many experimental test jumps to figure out specifics about parachute size and the effects of the added weight of the passenger on a base

Tandem Base Jumping at the Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls, ID.
Tandem Base Jumping at the Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls, ID.

jump.  Chuma was the experimental test pilot for the company due to his vast canopy skills and experience in the sport.  Now having performed over 280 tandem base jumps, including his jump with 102 year-old Dorothy Custer,  he is the most experienced Tandem Base Master in the world.  Chuma has tandem jumped off buildings, an antenna, bridges and a cliff.  It is believed that Chuma is the first person to have completed tandem base jumps off of all four objects in the word BASE.  Chuma is known to be the leading authority in Tandem Base jumping.   If you would like to do a Tandem Base jump please visit Tandembase.com for more details.   Chuma looks forward to offering Tandem Base World adventures to the outgoing adventurer who wants to Base jump but does not have the time to take up skydiving.