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What It's Like to Be a Professional BASE Jumper (Hint: Super Awesome)

Just a few years ago, BASE jumping (Buildings, Antennas, Spans, Earth) existed on the very fringes of action sports. Wingsuits were only worn by a handful of brass-balled sky divers the world over. But times have changed, and fast.


Now, wingsuits are widespread and BASE jumping has gone mainstream with worldwide events sponsored by the likes of Red Bull. The current king of BASE jumping, World Wingsuit Champion Espen Fadnes, discusses where he thinks the sport is headed as well as his surreal transition from 9-to-5'er to international extreme sports star, in the exhilarating documentary, Outlines.

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Not being a wise ass here, but can a BASE jumper be a professional? As in they BASE jump for a living? I believe they BASE jump for fun, rush, adrenaline, or crazy, but they don't go out each day to pay the bills by doing this.