2. You can calculate yours easily by dividing your exit weight (your weight with all your equipment) in pounds by the size of your canopy in square feet.
3. WL = Weight (lbs)/ Size (sqft)

Can you skydive with a BASE canopy?

Wing Loading Defined: Wing loading is the ratio of how much weight is carried by how much parachute. To calculate wing loading, simply take the total exit weight (including the main, reserve and container), then divide this figure by the area of the canopy.

An aircraft or animal with a low wing loading has a larger wing area relative to its mass, as compared to one with a high wing loading. The faster an aircraft flies, the more lift can be produced by each unit of wing area, so a smaller wing can carry the same mass in level flight.

How much is a base jumping setup?

Typical base jumping body armor is priced anywhere from \$100 to \$500.

How much does BASE jumping cost?

To be a B.A.S.E. jumper, you have to be a skydiver, and skydiving certification rings in around \$1,500. It also takes 200 skydives, at roughly \$25 a jump ticket, for a thrill-seeker to earn B.A.S.E. -jumping certification.

The easiest way to determine gear weight is to step on a scale with your paragliding rucksack loaded with all the gear you fly with, and subtract your body weight. On average, a pilot’s gear (including their wing) weighs around 30 to 45 pounds, but gear can get as light as 20-25 pounds.

How does a BASE jumping parachute work?

For jumps 300 feet or lower, BASE jumpers have almost no time at all to freefall and deploy a chute. They use a static line to deploy the chute automatically. This line runs from the jumper’s pack to the object. During the jump, this line pulls the main chute open, and then separates from the pack.