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Re: Ski Movies

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:06 am
by MikeK
55 deg is where I need a change of underwear :o No doubt it's hard, and intimidating.

Helicopters are badass. I never could do one, even on alpine. Light skis would certainly help though... provided you can stick the landing.

I'm waiting for a backyard jump helicopter video from Johnny now!

Re: Ski Movies

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:17 am
by Johnny
Ahahahaha! It might come sooner than you think... As we just got a nice 8" of fresh snow...
Worked 2 hours shaping the jump yesterday... It should be 'open' really soon...!

Re: Ski Movies

Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:38 am
by dschane

Re: Ski Movies

Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:03 am
by Raventele
Nothing like some unapologetic DPP-hopping technique to make some American blood boil! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Ski Movies

Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:02 am
by MikeK
I got to thinking about those guys going into a tele pose after each hop even though they land parallel...

I bet they have to with those boots and bindings. They need to absorb the energy from the hop and set the ski edge but if they purely bent at the knee parallel alpine style they'd risk a major face plant because their boots and bindings have almost no stiffness in the forward direction (duh). By going into a tele pose they can flex, set their edge and absorb the jump whilst keeping stable. Think about ski jumpers... they would have the same issue and they are free heel and always land in a telemark pose. I'm sure the first guy not to has the facial reconstruction to prove otherwise.

So yeah... I think it's necessary with that gear. I'll never know because I'll never ski that type of terrain 8-)

Re: Ski Movies

Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:06 pm
by Johnny
I really wish the French people never discovered America. So I would have been born in France, and I will probably spend my winters in Chamonix too... 8-)

Hey Mike, I thought I had exclusivity on that smiley face..!

Re: Ski Movies

Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:43 pm
by MikeK
If you like that smiley, you can have it... I'll use this one :geek: because it fits me better.

Re: Ski Movies

Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:55 am
by Johnny
[video][/video]

Re: Ski Movies

Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:27 pm
by Raventele
Dudes need some NTN!! :lol:

Re: Ski Movies

Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:01 pm
by MikeK
That video is awesome!

Talk about skiing in the backseat. I thought those guys were going to go over backward everytime. That pole really works!