Snake River BASE Academy

Higher Education for Lower Free Fall

 
While I was in Twin Falls I had a chance to sit in on or observe other courses being run at the bridge. For sure the other courses were bring run by passionate, skilled and experienced people, but Tom brings something extra to it. His unique classroom setup, his great instructional ability and encyclopaedic knowledge give him an edge.
— James R, Australia

Safety Skills Training:  Object Evaluation

Approaching a new site is the biggest challenge a BASE jumper can face.  Many complex factors confront jumpers who want to jump unfamiliar sites.  Opening new sites can be an even bigger challenge.  This course teaches jumpers the fundamentals of Object Evaluation, exposing the students to new sites and guiding them through the evaluation of unfamiliar jumps.

Prerequisites:  Fundamentals of BASE, Object Avoidance

Course Fee:  $995

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Day 1: Evaluation Basics
Introduction:  20 minutes
BASE Skills Progression: Lecture, 30 minutes
Site Evaluation:  Lecture and discussion, 30 minutes
Considerations for Illegal Jumps: Lecture, 30 minutes
Site Evaluation Tools: Lecture, 1 hour
    Comparison and use of site evaluation tools such as laser rangefinders and anenometers
On Site Evaluation, 3 hours
    Drive to site, evaluate altitude, exit point and landing area, instructor led
Jump Planning, 1 hour
    Plan jump of site, instructor led
Jump, 1.5 hours
    Execute jump plan and jump site
Debrief and video review, 30 minutes

Day 2:  Instructor Guided Evaluation
Identifying BASE Sites, Lecture, 90 minutes
On Site Evaluation, 3 hours
    Drive to site, evaluate altitude, exit point and landing area, with instructor guidance
Jump Planning, 1 hour
    Plan jump of site, with instructor guidance
Jump, 1.5 hours
    Execute jump plan and jump site
Debrief and video review, 30 minutes

Day 3:  Student Led Evaluation
Site location, Exercise, 60 minutes
On Site Evaluation, Site, 3 hours
    Drive to site, evaluate altitude, exit point and landing area, student led
Jump Planning, 1 hour
    Plan jump of site, student led
Jump, 1.5 hours
    Execute jump plan and jump site
Debrief and video review, 30 minutes

Day 4:  Student Led Evaluation
On Site Evaluation, 3 hours
    Drive to site, evaluate altitude, exit point and landing area, student led
Jump Planning, 1 hour
    Plan jump of site, student led
Jump, 1.5 hours
    Execute jump plan and jump site
Debrief and video review, 30 minutes

The group will continue evaluating and jumping additional objects as time allows.  The selection of objects for this course will vary depending on weather conditions and daylight hours.  Our goal is for each student to lead the group through the evaluation and planning of at least one new object.