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2013 ProBASE World Cup Tour

ProBASE Istanbul Showdown, 2013 Target Istanbul, Turkey
ProBASE U-turn 2013, WS Terrain, Kjerag, Norway

World BASE Race 2013,WS Speed, Innfjorden, Norway
ProBASE Wingsuit Race 2013, WS Speed, Stechelberg, Switzerland
ProBASE Mountain Race 2013, WS Terrain

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Up next, ProBASE Wingsuit Race

 40 of the world´s best wingsuit piltos from 17 nations will meet at the ProBASE Wingsuit Race 2012 in Stechelberg in the swiss valley of Lauterbrunnen from September 13th to 16th 2012.

 This extreme challenge will determine who is the fastest man in a Wingsuit and who will become BASE Jump World Champion 2012.

 

Held for the 4th year in a row as the final Tour stop of the ProBASE World Cup Tour, the worlds largest BASE Jumping and Wingsuit Racing competition series, this race is considered the highlight of the BASE Jumping season, rounding off the summer and crowning the BASE Jump World Champion  2012 in the place that is known as the Mekka of BASE Jumping.

 

The race is held in elimination mode where 2 pilots jump from a platform on a sheer cliff 700 meters above the valley at the same time, trying to cross a predetermined finish line  as fast as possible before opening their parachutes and landing safely on the main event grounds. 

 

After 3 qualifying rounds, the winners of the semi final heats progress to the final round where the winner will be determined. During their 20 seconds of winged flight the pilots travel roughly 900 horizontal meters and reach speeds of up to 180 km/h!

 

Special safety rules are in place in order to avoid so called “lowpulls” and other dangerous maneuvers in an attempt to keep the race as safe as possible in a sport that carries its natural risks, and pilots face disqualification if they don´t adhere to them.

 

The favorites to win the race are far spread this year, but frenchman Ludovic Woerth is one of the top challengers for the title. Considered the overall best Wingsuit pilot in the world at the moment, winning the race is whats missing on his resume. Close challengers are norwegian Espen Fadnes, winner in 2010, swiss local Matthias Wyss, last years winner Dave Barlia from the US as well as Tony Urugallo form the UK, winner of this year´s World BASE Race in Norway in July.

 

A special treat will be the presence of Englishman Gary Connery who has risen to international fame recently after becomming the first human being to land a wingsuit without the use of a parachute!

 

Schedule:

 

Thursday 13.9.2012: 10am to 5pm, free practice on the re course

 

Friday 14.9.2012: 

        9am first qualification round

        12pm second qulaification round

        3.30pm third qualification round

        5pm announcement of the 16 semi finalists

 

Saturday 15.9.2012:

        9am first semifinal round

        11am second semifinal round

             3pm final round

        5pm award ceremony on the main landing area

        8 pm BASE Race afterparty at the main landing area 

 

Sunday 16.9.2012:

        10 am team event with target landing and getaway competition, 

        if necessary sunday will be used as weather day to finish the          competition rounds

In the main landing area local specialties will be served and in between competition rounds acro paragliding shows, slacklining exhibitions, hiline demos and bmx slopestyle shows will entertain the public. The main event party will be held on Saturday, 15.9. at 8pm featering renowned international DJ´s.

 

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What is Base jumping ?

BASE jumping is the activity of parachuting from a fixed object as opposed to skydiving, which is parachuting from an aircraft. Fixed objects can be buildings, antennas, smoke stacks, bridges, power towers, cliffs, cable cars, dams or any other object high enough to jump from.

The acronym B.A.S.E was coined by Carl Boenish and stands for Building, Antenna, Span, Earth which are the 4 most popular objects BASE jumpers practice their sport from

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