Bellymount Camera Platforms
Strap on a Bellymount Camera Platform to capture amazing video or stills from a unique perspective. Three models are available in four colors.
The Great Book of BASE is the most complete, informative, and entertaining book ever published on the sport of BASE jumping. More than 270 pages of photos and information cover everything from BASE Ethics to Aerodynamics, all presented in a casual but informative format.
Our Stock Video Library contains video clips showing all aspects of BASE jumping using helmet, belly, wrist, ankle, and other uniquely mounted video cameras. Digital footage is available to production companies, networks, and other organizations for licensing. Popular footage includes New York City building jumps, Go-Ped motorized scooter jumps from a 450' cliff, Bridge Day, and the jaw-dropping "Rhinocam" (a 4-foot long boom pole protruding from the jumper's helmet). BASE jumps from Buildings, Antennas, Spans (bridges), and Earth (cliff) are available in both HD and SD. Vertical Visions has provided stock video and photos since the mid-1990's to customers such as ESPN, Good Morning America, and the History Channel.
The Human Catapult Project
Our human catapult was designed to launch people into water or BASE jumpers over a bridge. In fact, it'll hurl you around 20' high and 50' horizontally. Our catapult was a huge success at Bridge Day 2012 and 2013......and it'll be back at Bridge Day 2014. It's also available for rent or purchase. Further information and photos are located on our catapult page.
BASE Jumping Info.
- Our proposal for Legal Parachuting from the New River Gorge Bridge Catwalk
- Listen to our first Yosemite National Park El Capitan/Half Dome jump Permit Denial in WAV format (retrieved from an answering machine).
- Our second Yosemite National Park special use permit denial that took five months to get a response.
- The effects of Antenna Radiation.
- Lake Powell court cases from the 1990's, aerial delivery laws, Yosemite National Park BASE jump permits, and other Legal Battles with the National Park Service regarding our attempts to legalize cliff jumping in OUR National Parks.
- The National Park Service's contradictory List of BASE Jumpers.
What Is BASE Jumping?
Enlarge picture BASE Jumping is an acronym for the four types of fixed objects that are utilized for these foot-launched skydives: (B)uilding, (A)ntenna, (S)pan, and (E)arth. BASE jumpers first skydive hundreds of times from aircraft before attempting to BASE jump, which is undoubtedly the world's most extreme sport. Unlike skydiving, BASE jumpers typically use only one parachute as the lower exit altitudes of 200-2000 feet above the ground do not normally permit deployment of a reserve parachute.
Most people will never understand why we jump and words alone cannot describe the amazing feelings experienced on a BASE jump. Many BASE jumpers have normal lives with normal jobs and families. Most have been jumping around the world for decades and they come from educated backgrounds. BASE jumpers tend to be open-minded, intelligent, and curious. Jumpers are probably more scared riding motorcyles or wondering through the woods on the first day of deer season than they are making a BASE jump. BASE jumping has evolved enough over the last 30 years to be considered fairly safe. With nearly 1000 jumps made at Bridge Day each year since 1980, there have only been three fatalities. BASE jumpers have chosen to participate in something that most people only dream of and their drive, energy, and appreciation for living life should be applauded.
Our Stock Photo Library is packed full of BASE jumping, Bridge Day, and other parachuting photos. You can purchase enlargements or digital downloads, license them commercial use, or simply view them. If you need a BASE jumping photo, our photo library is packed with all aspects of this amazing sport.