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"BASE 66" is the true, nerve-wracking account of three young skydivers and their quest for membership in the most select extreme sports club on earth: The BASE club. In order to become a full-fledged member, Jevto Dedijer, Bernard Poirier, and Scott Elder had to parachute from the top of a building, an antenna tower, a bridge and a cliff, and survive to tell the story--a f"BASE 66" is the true, nerve-wracking account of three young skydivers and their quest for membership in the most select extreme sports club on earth: The BASE club. In order to become a full-fledged member, Jevto Dedijer, Bernard Poirier, and Scott Elder had to parachute from the top of a building, an antenna tower, a bridge and a cliff, and survive to tell the story--a feat only some 800 adrenaline addicted people have succeeded in doing. In "BASE 66," Jevto Dedijer tells the tale of his hunger for the ultimate adrenaline rush. He and his companions shared several near death experiences while traveling across Europe with their parachutes and beer in Bernard's dented Renault 4.They were pioneers in a sport so dangerous that several of their fellow BASE jumpers died in action. ""BASE 66" is a fascinating story about life and death, terror and joy, and intimate friendship. It is an account of extraordinary people taking a step beyond the edge." Yuri Kuznetsov--BASE 416 "Everyone will enjoy reading Jevto's thrilling and humorous tale of his fascinating BASE odyssey and his discovery of a way of life that surpasses artificial boundaries and provides lifelong inspiration." Jean Boenish--BASE 3...

Title : Base 66: A Story of Fear, Fun, and Freefall
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ISBN : 9780595335107
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 148 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Base 66: A Story of Fear, Fun, and Freefall Reviews

  • Matt
    2019-07-15 02:00

    A good read, assuming you're interested in skydiving and BASE. It's not particularly well written (it's not bad either mind), but the build up to the jumps and the acts themselves make for compelling reading. Some of the interludes don't really feel relevant, but the author is telling his whole story of those years and despite this, the jump sections more than make up for any weaknesses in the book.

  • Dejan
    2019-06-24 20:20

    I read this thing just as I was about to start my skydiving course. It gave me great insight into the evolution of freefall, friendship and teamwork. All that through a great story any thrill seeking adventurer will like.

  • Chad
    2019-07-16 02:24

    Not bad... the story of one of the earlier BASE jumpers (#66), and how they had to sort of "figure things out"

  • Ann
    2019-07-05 01:02

    As a work of history, 5 stars. Literary merit, 2 stars. Worth a read for a moment in time and a kind of mind if the nature of the sport is of interest to you.

  • David
    2019-07-12 00:18

    A rare and realistic view of one of the most secretive sport ever. A B.A.S.E.-jumping classic!!

  • Phil Breidenbach
    2019-07-10 21:22

    Written by one of the first base jumpers, number 66 to do the four different methods.