Base Jumping from the Moab Space Net (4 videos)
August 23, 2018 9:11 pm
The Mothership Space Net Penthouse is a 2,000 square foot launching pad for base jumpers and aerial acrobats, and it is totally insane. In an era of overzealous lawyers and self-righteous people trying to be the world’s helicopter parents, a structure like this simply shouldn’t exist. But it does, and it’s spectacular! Moab Utah is a rare place in the United States where just about anything goes. The Space Net is a shining example of the wonderful things that can be created when the imagination is left hindered by social conventions.
Playing Spiderman 400 feet over a rocky valley might seem like a bad life choice for many, but for a base jumper it gives them safe clearance from the cliff walls and the unpredictable air currents that can misbehave there. Watch base jumper Matt Blank shimmy across one of the five 200 ft long lines and then plummet through the hole in the center…
Space net statistics
- Development Time: 7 years
- Construction time: Over 500 man hours
- Total Cord Length: 20,000 feet
- Rigging Team: 65 people
- Altitude: 400ft
- Created: November, 2014
Here’s our local friend and hero Cynthia Curry
taking it for a spin…
Inspired by a fallen adventurer
The space net is widely considered a tribute to Daniel Moore, a member of the local group of thrill seekers known as the Moab Monkeys. Daniel died exactly 1 year prior to the net being rigged up. The net had over 200 safe base jumps during the first week.
Watch this fitting tribute to Daniel Moore..