News Archive


Monday, 27 June 2011 11:34, by Asylum

Jesse Hall coming in for a tip-toe landing on his Feather 260 BASE canopy. Congratulations to all the participants and especially to Jesse and Neil Amonson for the top finishes in the tracking contest. --photo Anders Lau Nielsen

Spring Flinging

Friday, 29 April 2011 11:59, by Asylum

Paul Floyd enjoying the peace and tranquility of the Suisse valley with a Seven 240 BASE canopy.  On leave from his normal duties, he and his mates enjoyed a much needed change of scenery, great weather and good times.

"Fantastic canopy mate, I have made 17 jumps on it and have the toggle position dialed in perfect now... had some fantastic openings and landings... its super sweet..."

Doctor in the House!

Saturday, 11 December 2010 14:18, by Mthead

2010 Year in Review  -Follow the antics and impressive flights of one of our local superstars.  Everything from low cliffs, dark spans, high walls, thin sticks and carving valley fly-bys. A perfect remedy for that rainy day ailment. Video from California, Utah, Hawaii, Nevada, Malaysia, Thailand, France, Switzerland, and Italy. Enjoy!

Feathers off the Eiger

Thursday, 16 September 2010 7:39, by Asylum

For Mr. Andy West, the Feather BASE parachute and Profile Harness/Container system, along with the Eiger prove to be a perfect combination of light weight BASE equipment, comfort, access and style of Wing-suit flight.  "Openings-all but perfect--steady and smooth and any adjustments seem possible by packing some ways the Feather has a paraglider like feel and allows for lower turns,SUPER IN DEEPER BRAKES!- maybe its strongest point.  It flairs out well no matter what. The whole set up has won me over.Thanks for giving me the chance to fly some GREAT gear..."

  Pictured here on final approach with the Eiger in the background, the Feather has been most productive and consistent, providing the confidence to dedicate another season to this unique jump.(photo:Barry Holubeck)

The Great Book of BASE

Thursday, 24 June 2010 5:46, by Mthead

The Great Book of BASE is the most complete and informative book ever written about our amazing sport. BASE jumpers of all levels, skydivers, mountain sports athletes, armchair enthusiasts, and anyone interested in the sport of BASE jumping must own this book. Click this link to get your copy today!--

seven in action

Monday, 24 May 2010 13:42, by Asylum

The Seven BASE parachute on final approach after a fully satisfying wing suit flight.

2010 Baffin Island BASE expedition

Sunday, 11 April 2010 15:18, by Mthead, home of the 2010 Baffin Island BASE Jumping Expedition. In the spring of 2010-- based on previous expeditions to Baffin Island and years of BASE jumping experience-- our team of BASE jumpers from around the world will further explore the fjords of Baffin Island, jumping and flying from the magnificent cliffs in the Artic Circle, documenting our adventure as we go and sharing it with you online, via daily uploads and dispatches directly from the ice.


Friday, 2 April 2010 15:48, by Asylum


Saturday, 27 February 2010 9:42, by Soby

Recently Sevens and Perigee Pros were sighted in the Philippines, where the Ozone Team opened new speed flying and paragliding sites and put on a BASE demo from the SoMa Tower in Global City, Manila. The team then moved on to the Manila Balloon Festival where they showed a little wingsuit action to a crowd of thousands, most of whom had never seen wingsuiting before. Matt and Carson reported that their new Sevens were more than reliable in the hot and windy conditions for the building demo and performed equally well for the wingsuit jumps.


scouting new points

Monday, 8 February 2010 8:13, by Asylum

Ben Mitchell sitting on the summit of Mt. Rainier.  "It was during a winter ascent in January.  Success rates for winter ascent are somewhere around 20% or so, so it felt pretty good to get up.  We climbed a route that allowed me to check out the access for a possible ski-BASE exit.  I have been trying to get on top of the exit for awhile, and although I wasn't able to actually get to the exit, I was able to figure out how to get to it, which is another step in the right direction..."


Friday, 8 January 2010 14:19, by Mthead

Here is a quick look at a Profile.  fresh off the line!

TEAM ILL VISION Returns to Suisse/France

Tuesday, 29 September 2009 2:38, by Asylum

Without missing a beat, Team ILL VISION returns to Switzerland and France in a full force 11 man gaggle for a fast paced and productive BASE adventure.  All team members, outfitted with the new Seven and Feather BASE canopies again proved to be a constant companion with the travels and jumping experiencing exceptional and consistent performance.

Highlights include:

  • Laps and flock formations in the LB valley
  • 8-way flock formation from the Eiger Mushroom
  • Multiple ledge clearings at La Dent De Crolles in France.

Now, safely back home to roost and more training/planning for the next excursions--Bridge Day 2009 and Wing-suit world record formation. For more details check out TEAM ILL VISION

Feathers flying in Norway

Saturday, 8 August 2009 15:49, by Asylum


Recently, we sent a Feather 240 to Norway to spread its' fledgling wings.  The Feather has seen many Terminal/WS jumps, but this is the first visit to land of vertical bliss. Exceeding expectations with low volume and weight, ease of packing, consistent flight performance and 'feather-soft' landings--the Feather is reinforcing its' dependable and reliable characteristics. Our long time associate, Shane Dunn, will have it flying from every available perch and also at the World BASE Race (13-15th Aug 2009) Either look to the sky or find him charging towards an exit to get the latest updates.

In addition, we have reliable reports that a Feather was witnessed in flight off a well-known NorthWest US Terminal/WS cliff.  Once again, all the attributes that make the Feather in high demand presented in perfect harmony with the condidtions and object.


Weekend at Twin

Friday, 3 July 2009 15:35, by Asylum

Another epic weekend at Twin Falls!!  300+ jumps in three days. With choice weather conditions, members of Team ILL VISION, Asylum Designs, First jump students, Team Splatula and many others were in attendance to create the perfect setting for good times and great jumps.  All sizes of the Seven were jumped, including ZP options and the Feather was jumped both slider up and slider down! The deep brake approaches with minimal flare(or none) were constantly impressive.

Seven- a new canopy available now from Asylum Designs.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009 15:01, by Asylum

The Seven and Feather are a result of over 10 years of R/D and testing from the broad base of Asylum Designs' team members. It was decided long ago that a canopy needed to be manufactured to the highest standards, have consistent openings at all deployment speeds,  stable in-flight performance and effective/responsive deep brake  landing characteristics. Our focus was to create a stonger connection between canopy and pilot - a tool that would provide the versatility and dependabilility required for all types of BASE jumpers and environments.

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