Epic fact # 12: the 'B' in BASE stands for 'building'. If there is a shortage of sheer cliffs around your home, the next best thing to toss yourself off of is the roof of a 30-story skyscraper. Luckily for Russian BASE jumpers, Moscow has plenty of skyscrapers. The only problem is that it's not, strictly speaking, legal, to jump off of them.
Enter 'Techno BASE', i.e., choosing a building, carefully casing the premises, then infiltrating them at the most opportune time in order to sneak up to the roof. After all that, jumping seems almost easy. The term was coined by the merrily deranged crew of Russian BASE jumpers in this video. Any building is fair game as long as you've got the brains, the guts, and the luck to get from the lobby to the top floor. But in Russia that is easier said than done.
'The guards are very hard men,' says crew leader, Oleg ParaMon. 'Unless you're ready to have your face stomped with steel-toed boots you aren't ready to Techno BASE in Russia.'
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