Learning to BASE jump is just like learning anything else. We keep the variables to a minimum and allow you to explore different flight profiles by using brand new, well fitting, and good flying equipment. At Twin Falls BASE we provide the best training, starting with the best brand new equipment.
Don't let gimmicks fool you; when someone says you are "demo'ing different canopies during a course" this really means you are jumping old ragged out gear that was bought cheap and you will never know if a different canopy flight was because of your own inputs and reaction times or because of a different designed parachute.
BASE and Skydiving are both just parts of the parachuting world. BASE Jumping's roots in fact begin with skydivers aka "Parachutists", deciding to jump their rigs off objects rather than out of an aircraft. At Twin Falls BASE Corp our roots are consistent with our sport and we have been skydiving instructors. We use similar class room styles and build on the parachute knowledge you already have to teach you the nuances and unique skills for BASE.
Leaving your FJC successfully is similar to when you achieved your A-License skydiving and went off into the world. You don't know everything but you know how to get better and you know you're own limitations. You will leave with the confidence and the jumping drills necessary to hone your skills with as much determination as you're willing to put forth.
We will teach and you will pack for yourself on every single BASE jump you make. After the course is over we provide a video for your reference. BASE Jumping is not a tourist trip for skydivers; if you're going to take the leap, let us give you the confidence to pack for yourself starting day 1!
Dr. Marc has lived in Twin Falls, ID for 7 years. He is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy. While working as a Physical Therapist he pursued his love of skydiving and continues to instruct skydiving seasonally along with BASE. Marc has worked at several dropzones over the years. Marc began BASE jumping in 2010 after taking a course with Abbie of Splatula Rigging, DZONE® Skydiving, and TandemBASE. After years of objects and jumping, Marc and Abbie migrated Splatula Rigging's BASE instruction into TFBC.
Marc's BASE experience combined with his knowledge of teaching human movement delivers an excellent ability to instruct new BASE jumpers.
Marc is very involved in both the BASE and the Twin Falls local community, serving as Chairman of the TF Parks and Recreation Commission and heads the coordination of an annual Perrine Bridge clean-up. Marc is passionate about BASE jumping and instructing new jumpers on being safe and making good decisions during their BASE jumping journey.