NEXT LEVEL BASE courses provide you with a strong foundation for your progression. NL courses go beyond the typical "First Jump Course", with a more in-depth exploration of BASE rigging, ethics, object separation / avoidance, weather assessment, object evaluation, and progression into more advanced skills. Importantly, joining the NEXT LEVEL community is a long-term commitment. You gain access to the largest worldwide network of BASE instructors, with lifetime mentorship for those who are willing to commit to a responsible progression.
The EBS course is for jumpers who want to improve their chances of success in the BASE environment. This course is heavy on advanced canopy skills and accuracy landings. You will use a BASE parachute (in the skydive environment) to learn advanced canopy skills that are critical to object avoidance and safe landings in BASE. You will learn to pack a BASE rig, go through advanced water training, learn the basics of BASE rigging, and more. This intensive course delivers more knowledge, technique, and training than most BASE FJCs. When you arrive at your next object, you'll be ready to focus on jumping and will have a deeper understanding of BASE canopy flight and accuracy landing techniques. Graduates have this to say.
Like any First Jump Course, the NEXT LEVEL BASE FJC will get you your first few BASE jumps. Unlike many other BASE FJCs, this course takes you to the NEXT LEVEL on weather, ethics, rigging, BASE objects, and equipment. You will learn about micro meteorology conditions that aren’t part of a forecast, and you will gain a thorough understanding of your equipment. These essential factors will prepare you to make safer assessments of objects, your gear, and the conditions you will find yourself in.
Recommended as an add-on to the FJC, B1 will allow you the opportunity to complete more jumps and will introduce you to more advanced techniques. Object avoidance is a focus. You may jump at night, learn a variety of unpacked jumps, plan multi-way exits, and further refine your exit techniques. You may also begin to form a relationship with your mentors, those of us who will be standing by for years to come as you gain experience and knowledge at objects around the world.
Time to see a bit of the world. Our B2 courses take place at cliffs and other BASE objects. Courses are tailored to your location and timeline. Most courses begin in, and depart from, Moab, UT. Prerequisites include a minimum number of skydives and a genuine commitment to train.
Tracking Alpine Cliffs. Level 3 happens at terminal and sub-terminal slider-up locations in North America and Europe. Together with your mentors, you will experience the most powerful sensation we know of: accelerating to terminal velocity from a large fixed object. An intense focus on mountain micro-meteorology, the subtleties of sub-terminal and terminal deployments, and the art of sub-terminal tracking are covered. We will also do an in-depth analysis of every slider up object fatality in the history of BASE, arming you with knowledge of prevention and hopefully the tools needed to refine your judgment in the highest risk environment that BASE knows.
BASE camp is a two week immersive program that combines the training from the Elevated BASE course with an in-depth version of the BASE FJC and is intended for those who wish to build a more solid foundation in the sport during their initial training.
The first half of the course takes place on the DZ where you’ll train the competencies required for the Perrine Bridge. An intensive BASE canopy training session (in the skydive environment) will focus on canopy control and accuracy. We will cover packing and rigging in depth, followed by site assessment and exit control as well as a BASE-specific water training & rope skills.
Search our calendar for available courses or contact us to set up a BASE camp at your home drop zone.
Thank you guys for putting together an awesome course, I appreciate every aspect of it including everyone involved from participants to instructors.
I really vibed with the class philosophy in aiming to provide an overview of tools and more importantly a framework to expand in skills and knowledge. Instead of telling us what to do, giving us the skill set to discover why things are done and allowing us to discover what we don’t know and how to navigate that safe-ish. Even things that I wouldn’t naturally think to focus on like proprioceptive / kinesthetics, to mental models for decision making.
Using video footage was really useful and perhaps using more of it as a learning tool and a resource that we can refer back to in the future could be helpful. I know it’s not always possible to film and analyze footage but seeing Will stall surge and use his fronts to nail the accuracy landing at Rubidoux was a nice visual reinforcement for things we learned on the first day. It could apply to other things we were learning like the kinesthetics exercises, water training, pendulator, etc. Sometimes there is a disconnect between what we think we are doing and what we are actually doing and I've found visual references help bridge that gap.
I know time was a constraint given the comprehensive topics that we covered and I know it's only meant as an introduction, but would have liked to do another day of accuracy training.
Lastly, the community aspect was probably my favourite part of the class and hope you continue to focus on that. It was very helpful to hear everyone's different perspectives from different stages in their base journey.