Motocross base jump in Chile – Click above to watch the video after the break

For those unaware, the 'base' in base jumping is actually an acronym that stands for buildings, antennae, spans (otherwise known as bridges) and earth. In other words, if you jump off pretty much anything that stands tall above the ground below, you're base jumping.

But what if you base jump from a motorcycle, or, more specifically, a motocross bike? Base jumper Julio Munoz decided to stage just such a stunt, and the results are predictably stunning and insane. And costly.

While Munoz floated safely to earth after a few thousand feet of freefall, the dirtbike didn't fare so well. After being airlifted via helicopter to the top of the Chilean mountain, then jumped off a low-slung ramp into thin air, Munoz dismounted the machine and let it fall back down to the earth. Wanna watch? Check out the video after the break.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Someone please explain to me why it's "airborne insanity" to ride a motorcycle off a cliff and parachute away from it and so soon after leaving the ramp at that? The only "insanity" is that you're wasting a perfectly good motorcycle on a perfectly lame stunt. I'm pretty sure any moron on a motorcycle could do this.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah, I'm not pleased. I could have done this stupid trick by accident. Maybe I've also played too much Just Cause 2 and I have higher expectations.
      Steve Lauterbach
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is about the biggest waste of everything involved that I have ever seen. What a moron.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why not a parachute for the bike too?
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's it? Evel Knievel would have done it in a rocket, and then broken every bone in his body.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I agree with the masses--not very difficult (but it took guts to do it) or impressive, and that motorcycle just made a mess of a beautiful location... I hope they cleaned up their mess, but doubt it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      not too impressed for all that effort and probably not worth ruining the bike/polluting with it's 1,000,000 parts all over the place.
        Raymond T. Abel
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree 100% with you....for a stupid stunt like this, the formerly pristine area is not polluted with broken bike parts!...that should be fined for doing that stunt!
        • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      My thoughts exactly to you all. What a waste of a good bike. I thought he was going to stay with the bike all the way. Big deal, anyone can do this who can parachute...
      • 4 Years Ago
      What a waste of a bike
      • 4 Years Ago
      So why are they polluting that pristine environment with motorcycle garbage? He could have easily used something like rocket boosters or something to get himself up in the air and not littered the whole place. This is foolishness.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What's the point?
      • 4 Years Ago
      When you crave attention enough to completely destroy a perfectly good dirt bike - it may be time to seek professional help.
      • 4 Years Ago
      WTF? DareDevil LiterBugs is what I would call these clowns. How in the midst of that grandeur is it cool to leave motorbike parts all over the f(*#ing place?
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