Take your mind off BASE jumping and slacklining for a minute because we’ve got something new for you.
It’s called “bag jumping,” it’s Australian and it’s probably unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.
Here’s how it works. First, daring practitioners like pro BASE jumper, Daniel Mose, climb a structure roundabout 30 meters in the air. Second, they look prayerfully down at a large air-filled bag. Then, they let go and hope said bag has been blown up enough to break their fall. There may also be some flips, twists and other sweet diving tricks involved, but that’s pretty much the size of it.
What’s really great about bag jumping is that it’s as low-maintenance as it is extreme. You can do it anywhere you have something tall to jump off, ready access to an air pump and, of course, the special BAGJUMP bag. No gear’s required: take the leap in whatever outfit you choose.
The only things you can’t do without: a whole lot of moxie and a patch kit, lest a pesky hole in the bag ruins your fun.