BASE jumper with a background in the military special forces
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Multiple jumps, low stuff (from 50m) and terminal objects (600+m).
Staffan Holmström is a BASE jumper, surfer, snowboarder/skier and speed rider with a background in the military special forces.
Staffan has always been drawn towards adrenaline/adventure sports but today he focusses on BASE jumping, low stuff and terminal objects; "slick" (with normal clothes), with tracking suit and wing suit.
When entering a high risk sport/situation, Staffan follows a strategy;
1. First layer consists of knowledge and training together with sound risk management and decision making.
2. Second layer consists of a well prepared physique that provides the necessary strength, endurance and agility to lower the whole risk-spectra.
3. Third layer consists of equipment because it is important to have proper and proven gear for BASE-jumping to minimise the the risks of injuries.
"Unfortunately, BASE is a really unforgiving sport when things go wrong. I use Xion body armour because it provides excellent protection and at the same time does not hinder my movement."