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Thread: New world record cliff drop
03-23-2008, 08:37 AM #151
03-23-2008, 10:12 AM #152
Well then answer me THIS
03-23-2008, 11:32 AM #153
03-23-2008, 01:59 PM #154
03-24-2008, 09:39 AM #155
Bump to see if any pics/videos have surfaced yet.You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.
03-24-2008, 09:47 AM #156
Interesting comment from the man himself who said that he hoped nobody would ever try to beat this record, since it doesn't really have anything to do with skiing. A cliff drop on skis should be landed on your feet, he said.
From here (in Norwegian): http://www.ultrasport.no/hp/fred_syver/You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.
03-24-2008, 09:49 AM #157
Fred håper ingen vil bli fristet til å slå denne rekorden, da han mener dette ikke har noe med skikjøring å gjøre. Et klippehopp med ski skal landes på beina sier Fred.
i couldn't have said it any better myself!
03-24-2008, 10:25 AM #158Registered User
Fred klarte å gjennomføre sin kjapt uttenkte "plan B" akkurat som han ville. Den besto i å lande på ryggen for å fordele krasjen på hele kroppen. Landingen var ganske flat og med forholdsvis tung snø. Fred ble liggende under snøen med staven stikkende opp slik at han kunne vifte med denne og vise de andre at han levde og hvor han lå. Etter at han var oppe av snøen igjen, var det bare å klikke på seg skiene og kjøre ned til helikopteret. Mannen bak Perfect Moment-filmene,
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as far as i understand, they say since the footage looks so good and his form in the air is close to perfect that it makes it look as if it was done on purpose and shows way better skiing than jamie pierres stunts they consider the record to be theirs.
although i have to admitt that the way the record was set up and concieved it leaves a stale taste, i think it is good that the record is back on the old continent. in the end we invented skiing..
03-24-2008, 10:46 AM #159
Yes, but we make it look good. Most of the time, ok, some of the time... occasionally...when not landing on head.
03-24-2008, 10:54 AM #160
this article in Ultrasport magazine:
"Fred hopes nobody will be tempted to break this record, as he thinks it has nothing to do with skiing. A cliff drop with skis should be landed on your feet."
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03-24-2008, 11:21 AM #161
Without going into detail Fred says that when he took off from the 107m high cliff wall (about 320 feet) he thought he was going to die. But when he saw that it was snow in the landing area he figured out plan B which was landing on his back and hoping for the best. He was able to wave to the rescuers with a pole (so he was not under 2.5 m of snow apparently). In the hospital they found some damage to his liver, but nothing else (makes you think whether he has been drinking heavily lately or what...).
Should this count as a world record cliff huck? I can't see why the intention of hucking this big has anything to do with it; it was a huck and it was (supposedly) 107m high.
And he is lucky to be alive...All work and no play, ... you know...
03-24-2008, 11:42 AM #162
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03-25-2008, 07:29 AM #163Registered User
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Some facts for u guys
Somebody told me about this discussion (could'nt read it trough, too much), and I like to add a few facts, the rest I will leave for the film and the pics. I can’t give you any proof, that’s not for me to decide.
My ski philosophy is that you should always stick your landings, that’s gonna progress our sport! Going this BIG we’ll leave to the BASE jumpers.
This was the warm up run at the beginning of the day during heli filming, and it turned out that I missed the end of my line with not to many meters (difficult routefinding cause of similar terrain features ). I let my skis go pretty much into the falline and picks up speed instantly, and just thereafter realises my fault and that I will go out something, probably huge.
The mind works amangsingly fast under stressed situations; breaking or trying to stop was no longer an option, it simply went to fast. If I had tried that I would’nt write this. So that left one choice; go for it, and do it right!
For a fraction of a second I thought this is it, but manages to get in a slight right turn to avoid the cliffs on my skiers left in the landing area. Then comes the take off at an amazing speed ( it felt like that ), I see snow underneath, and I decied that it’s not over yet.
In flight I tried to keep a position as long as I could, but airpressure finally pushes the skitips up and you end up in the backseat. That’s what I wanted as well, because landing it anything else than horisontally was out of the question!
I had an ABS avalanche back pack, and for those who know, it has a little metal/alumunium bottle ? near the lower back, not good if you land on your back. So I tilted my body slightly to the left before impact and that probably saved my spine.
I did’nt want this to come out, but with mobile pones around……
Nuit de la Glisse Films / Perfect Moment Clothing company, producer Thierry Donard
Photographer : Felix St. Clair Rénard
Measure of the jump 330 feet.
For the skiing watch Free Radicals : Rising and Snowblind and Nuit de la Glisse: Perfect Moment ”The Contact”.
And as far as I know; I am not 42 yet, but hope I will be.
03-25-2008, 07:40 AM #164
Nice to hear from the mang himself. Glad you survived, Fred... and yes, I do consider it the new Record Huck.
03-25-2008, 07:41 AM #165
Good to still have you around Fred. Is there any way to get a frame grab of the air, or a still of the cliff? Thanks for posting your account. I know you didn't try to set the record, but i feel it is yours now, and will be for quite some time.
PSA- Don't follow Fred.
03-25-2008, 07:49 AM #166
Glad you lived to tell the tale.
03-25-2008, 07:55 AM #167
It must be quite intense heading towards a cliff believing you're going to die.
I can imagine the feeling afterwards; of understanding how you react when believing death is imminent. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on the subject......And the greatest ice must crumble when it's flower's time to grow.
03-25-2008, 07:59 AM #168
Fred's the Man
I love this philosophy...
"My ski philosophy is that you should always stick your landings, that’s gonna progress our sport! Going this BIG we’ll leave to the BASE jumpers."
Right on, brother! Glad you're O.K.!
03-25-2008, 08:48 AM #169
note to self... must get new Free Radicals film
03-25-2008, 09:04 AM #170although i have to admitt that the way the record was set up and concieved it leaves a stale taste, i think it is good that the record is back on the old continent. in the end we invented skiing.
oh, and our jeebus would kick your jeebus' in the posterior.powdork.com - new and improved, with 20% more dork.
03-25-2008, 09:13 AM #171
That you've been able to think and act rationaly while speeding towards the cliff and while in the air seems unreal to me. Awesome.
Glad you're alive (and, as far as I'm concerned, the record is yours)."Typically euro, french in particular, in my opinion. It's the same skiing or climbing there. They are completely unfazed by their own assholeness. Like it's normal." - srsosbso
03-25-2008, 09:14 AM #172
that's a fucking huge drop. Fred deserves the record, and anyone who tries to break it deserves the looney bin.World's Foremost Apres-Skier
03-25-2008, 09:41 AM #173Registered User
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I WANT PICTURES, or at least one.
cmon Fred, let me see some pic's
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03-25-2008, 10:01 AM #175Registered User
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nice to hear from you, fred. a picture at least of the feature/face would surely be greatly appreciated and probably turn out to be quite some marketing for the movie.
but on a more serious note i wonder how you are coping with that experience mentally and hope you can turn it into a "positive" memory ...
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