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R
andy S developed Over the Edge Productions to try to bring the vision of flight into viewers homes.  As well, to let them sample a piece of the incredible outdoors that surrounds us all, offering them a chance to join them on a variety of extreme sport endeavors.

Over the Edge Productions main direction, is to adventure into the unknown, to go to places where exits have not yet been found or thought of. We strive on the adventure, the quest of seeking for that hidden reward, the beauty of BC's lightly or never touched glorious backcountry, to be close with nature and enjoy its lessons and intensities. Over the Edge Productions respects and protects our nature. Please always remember, leave it as you saw it!! Don't litter!! Smile!! Stay proud and healthy!! Keep it on the sunny side!!

Over the Edge Productions goal, is to expose and showcase hidden athletic talent from BC and Canada through video production.  Over the Edge Productions gives companies and or individuals the opportunity to learn what’s new, functional, and affordable in the world of extreme sports.


The
Adam Rositch - Mountain Love Boogie is an annual fundraising B.A.S.E. jumping boogie made possible by Over the Edge Productions commemorating their friend Adam Rositch.

It will be held on the west coast of Canada in Squamish, BC, 45 mins from Vancouver, BC.

This event is being held to offer an opportunity to fellow B.A.S.E. jumpers to enjoy a weekend full of different small and medium wall exits as well as supporting the Adam Rositch - Mountain Love Fund. The Adam Rositch - Mountain Love Fund is a fund to help support people's unfortunate battle with depression by giving them an opportunity to spend a healthy day in the great outdoors. Funds generated at this event will be donated to the Squamish First Nations for their youth struggling with depression.

Details:
Dates: TBA
Experienced canopy pilots highly recommended
For more information and serious enquiries please email us at
randy@overtheedgeproductions.ca


Please watch our Rositch - Mountain Love Boogie video below.

 


B.A.S.E.
jumping is a sport involving the use of a parachute to jump from fixed objects. "BASE" is an acronym that stands for the four categories of fixed objects from which one can jump:

Building
Antenna (an uninhabited tower such as an aerial mast)
Span (a bridge or arch)
Earth (a cliff or other natural formation)

The acronym "BASE" was coined by film-maker Carl Boenish, his wife Jean Boenish, Phil Smith, and Phil Mayfield. Carl was the real catalyst behind modern B.A.S.E. jumping, and in 1978 filmed the first B.A.S.E. jumps (from El Capitan, in Yosemite National Park) to be made using ram-air parachutes and the freefall tracking technique. While B.A.S.E. jumps had been made prior to that time, the El Capitan activity was the effective birth of what is now called B.A.S.E. jumping. B.A.S.E. jumping is significantly more dangerous than similar sports such as skydiving from aircraft, and is currently regarded by many as a fringe extreme sport or stunt.

B.A.S.E. numbers are awarded to those who have made at least one jump from each of the four categories. When Phil Smith and Phil Mayfield jumped together from a Houston skyscraper on January 18th, 1981, they became the first to attain the exclusive B.A.S.E. numbers (B.A.S.E. #1 and #2, respectively), having already jumped from antennae, spans, and earthen objects. Jean and Carl Boenish qualified for B.A.S.E. numbers 3 and 4 soon after. A separate "award" was soon enacted for Night B.A.S.E. jumping when Mayfield completed each category at night, becoming Night B.A.S.E. #1, with Smith qualifying a few weeks later.

During the early eighties, nearly all B.A.S.E. jumps were made using standard skydiving equipment, including two parachutes (main and reserve), and deployment components. Later on, specialized equipment and techniques were developed that were designed specifically for the unique needs of B.A.S.E. jumping.


There are isolated examples of B.A.S.E. jumps dating from the late 1700s.

• In 1783, Louis-Sébastien Lenormand made the first parachute jump from the tower of the Montpellier   observatory, preceding the jump from a balloon by Garnerin.
In 1912, Frederick Law jumped from the Statue of Liberty
In 1913, Štefan Banič jumped from a building in order to demonstrate his new parachute to the U. S.   Patent   Office and military
• In 1913, a Russian student Vladimir Ossovski (Владимир Оссовский), from the Saint-Petersburg Conservatory, jumped from the 53-meter high bridge over the river Seine in Rouen (France), using the parachute RK-1, invented a year before that by Gleb Kotelnikov (1872-1944). Ossovski planned jumping from the Eiffel Tower too, but the mayor of Paris didn’t allow that. (Information from the Russian edition of GEO magazine, issue 11, November    2006, GEO).
In 1966, Michael Pelkey and Brian Schubert jumped from the cliff "El Capitan" in Yosemite Valley
On 9 November 1975, the first person to parachute off the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada, was a member    of    the construction crew, Bill Eustace. He was fired.
• In 1975, Owen J. Quinn, a jobless man, parachuted from the south tower of the World Trade Center to    publicize the plight of the unemployed.
In 1976 Rick Sylvester skied off Canada's Mount Asgard for the opening sequence of the James Bond    movie    The Spy Who Loved Me, giving the wider world its first look at BASE jumping.

 

B.A.S.E jumping information provided by

Wikipedia.org

 


 

   
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