- May 9, 2011
Dirtbike base jumping in Chile is airborne insanity
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.