People are racing to become the first people to achieve all the letters in the word BASE. Tandem BASE takes passengers on jumps from Buildings, Antennas, Spans (Bridges), and Earth (Cliffs)!!!
We took our first trip to Acapulco in December of 2018. Our friend Avery Badenhop organized a BASE building event at La Palapa, a residential building, which helped three people finish all four objects and become the first ones to complete B.A.S.E.. This means that they have jumped all four objects in the word BASE. BASE is an acronym that stands for Building, Antenna, Span, and Earth. In normal BASE jumping it is a true honor to get your BASE number. There are over 2000 people that have completed BASE. There is an association where you can apply for a BASE number by giving them a bit of information about your four qualifying objects. While there are over 2,000 people that have a personal BASE number, there are only 3 people at this time that have their Tandem BASE number. Each of these people have been part of history in BASE. This is a very exciting time and something that I have been excited for since I started doing Tandem BASE in 2009. I always wondered who it would be. Would it be a super rich dude? I figured it would because of the insane expenses that come along with doing exotic jumps in different locations. Tandem BASE #1 is Alexandra Badenhop along with her boyfriend Brian Crail #2.
The 3rd number was issued to my girlfriend, Brenton Black, who jumped onto the beach under the moonlight. As the original Tandem BASE master I have decided that I will be the one keeping a database for all of the future issuing of Tandem BASE numbers. I will keep it similar to the traditional BASE number system in honor of our sports history. I am very excited to offer these special world adventures to those who want to mark their place in history and jump all four objects in the word BASE.
Tandem BASE offers the experience of a lifetime by taking you on a BASE jump. You are connected to a highly reputable Tandem BASE Jump instructor, and then you jump with a parachute. Our jump headquarters are in Twin Falls, ID. We perform Tandem jumps and exhibitions all over the world. You can do specialty exotic jumps if you have the budget, or you can come see us in Idaho to jump off of the 486 ft Perrine Bridge!