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03-17-2006, 10:03 AM #126Originally Posted by CS
03-17-2006, 10:13 AM #127Originally Posted by Steezy
EDIT: GOT IT! downloaded the VLC media player to get it to play. sweet. Man that drop seemed like a longer fall while in the air.
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03-17-2006, 10:23 AM #128
God damn, that's just fucking ill.
Those pics are making me jones for some water hucks this summer... Hmmm.Balls Deep in the 'Ho
03-17-2006, 10:50 AM #129
You guys are nuts. I love it! Way to step it up.Ski Fast, Take Chances
03-17-2006, 10:56 AM #130
Legendary, truly legendary. Props.....
03-17-2006, 11:03 AM #131
I've shared this thread with so many of my friends who just look at it in utter disbelief. And I get to say, "Yeah, these are friends of mine." Makes me very proud.
(and once again, sooooo glad I didn't know they were going to try this in advance. I would have spent all day worrying!)
you guys seriously do rock.“Within this furnace of fear, my passion for life burns fiercely. I have consumed all evil. I have overcome my doubt. I am the fire.”
03-17-2006, 12:53 PM #132Originally Posted by Core Shot
GREAT. FUCKING. WORK.
03-17-2006, 01:16 PM #133Originally Posted by Playa
Watch any ski movie of the last 5-6 years and find some clips where the skiers going 100 feet or more are ptexing the landings. they don't, they land on their back and try to stand and ski away as soon as possible.
can't get the video to work either.
03-17-2006, 01:18 PM #134
Download the VLC if you can't get the video to work.
edgDo you realize that you've just posted an admission of ignorance so breathtaking that it disqualifies you from commenting on any political or economic threads from here on out?
03-17-2006, 01:36 PM #135
For those who couldn't open the putfile link try this one:
03-17-2006, 01:45 PM #136
I was freakin' impressed with the pictures, but now that I've seen the footy...
Much respect, makes me think about where I'm at with hucking.
03-17-2006, 01:46 PM #137
Noooooooow I can se it.
Sick fucking bird.
Not meant as an insult or anything but, it looks so fucking easy. It's really strange to see non-pro, regular, everyday people doing stuff like this. Not the bulletproof pros we are used to seeing in videos doing stuff like this.
Truly inspiring.Buy nice things here.
03-17-2006, 02:01 PM #138Originally Posted by A-wreck
So, now that we are all inspired, lets see if we can be like Meatdrink and give some followup TRs. (kinda kidding....I may be reluctant to show my lame Jakes day on Mon. ).
And thanks "Ranger" for helping see the video......that was great to see.Donjoy to the World!
03-17-2006, 02:31 PM #139Originally Posted by snowranger
A-Wreck: I'd agree with you. It's not hard. But obviously you can't just go up there and huck it without working up to it (or maybe you can..but I wouldn't advise it ).
Before this year I never hucked anything prolly bigger then, I dunno, 25 - 30 ft (whatever HEart Chute was a couple years ago) and never considered myself a "hucker". Then I blew up my knee last year playing soccer, and then when coming back this winter, I knew I wanted to step it up a ton...but knew I had to slowly build. I mean shit, in early December I was scared (SCARED..SCARED I TELL YOU) to drop an 8 footer to a super soft landing (lph and Arty were there and can tell ya)...I was scared 'cause I didn't know what it would do to my rehabbed knee. But it was fine...and I got past that first mental hurdle. So throughout December I just stayed in the 10 ft range and just worked on trying to stay super tight in the air...and getting the feel of how certain landings would "feel" depending on the conditions.
Then in January, we had a super blower storm come through and I finally hit Kodak which at the time was maybe 30 ish to 35 ish...maybe slightly bigger than what I did before. This landing felt great...felt confident in the air..so later in the day I hit Big Danger cliffs which was a bit higher than Kodak at the time....sorta stuck it with a backslap and rode out, but again, it gave me confidence and I felt good about it.
So then 2 weeks ago rolls around and I get word that Kush hit Big Jim's (approx 60 - 70 ft maybe) and was gonna hit it again. This is cliff that I NEVER EVER imagined myself hitting. But then I watched him hit it and was like wow, that's all there is to it. So then 666 hit it and it looked fine...and then it was my turn so i just backed up and tucked up like I did on all those other cliffs and it came out fine...felt really good.
So then Wednesday rolls around and Kush had been checking out the landing area for the past few weeks....just probing it and shit and thinking about it. There's a lower rock band at the base there that's usually sticking out pretty far, but it had gotten covered weeks earlier and since then it had just kept snowing and snowing and snowing and snowing. so in the back of our minds we thought maybe the window of opportunity for this guy is here.
So Wednesday comes and we're skiing well and we start looking at it. We meet up with Ian and clearly he's thinking about it as well. So we go over and probe the landing...DEEP...we spend a lot of time at the base looking at various taking off points and discussing where you'd land. Where you didn't want to land...where you didn't want to take off from. We picked out rock features at the top so that when we were up there, we'd be able to orient ourselves (because you can't see your landing at all when you're standing up there).
I don't think any of us decided we were definitely going to hit it until we loaded from the chair our second ride up. We took one last look at the takeoff features from the top of the Wall and then hiked on over. We were up top maybe 5 minutes, found the take off slab, and Kush edged on in. AFter kicking off some loose snow, he cranked his iPod up and dropped....holy shit it was long time before he hit bottom...and we couldn't see it...but a few seconds after hearing impact he came roaring out the bottom with his pole in the air...he fucking stuck sick.
So then I'm thinking...shit am I really going to drop hospital air? But I didn't dwell on how big it was. I focused on all the other cliffs I had this past year and how I "felt' in the air on them. I prepared myself for a takeoff and to do just what I did off of all of them...pop, tuck up, sight the landing, hold as long as you can, then open up for landing. After edging down the takeoff ramp a little and getting a little instruction from the bottom on where to take from so I could avoid Kush's bombhole, it was time to drop. Again, I wasn't thinking "holy shit" or anything, but was surprisingly calm. It was a calm in knowing that this was indeed the window to hit this and I had worked up enough to it so that I wouldn't totally mentally freak out in the air and lose it. I knew the landing, knew the snow, knew the takeoff, and was 100% confident in all of them....so there was nothing left to do or question.
"LET'S DO THIS!!!"
Push off, go...pop, tuck, hold, hold, hold, shit sthi, getting pushed back, let it go let it lay you out, BOOM, whoa! sprung me back onto me feet, holy shit I'm skiing away, then AW FUCK I lost my pole
So yeah A-Wreck (didn't think I'd write that much but had to get it out), the singular act of dropping this in and of itself was relatively easy...I found out its more of a head game then anything. But if you work your way up to it, and are confident about the conditions...I found it surprisingly calming.
I know that if ANY of the 3 of us had express doubts or concerns about the landing or the takeoff or whatever we wouldn't have done it. But the timing was right.
And BIG props to Kush for hitting it first. MUCH RESPECT for that. Seeing him ride out of it made it much easier to drop...thanks mang.
EDIT: Oh and almost forgot....I'm (we're) pretty surprised at the reaction here. I dunno...it's just a cliff huck. It's debatable whether it's "skiing" or not. It's debatable whether it's "smart" or not. we're not rockstars. we don't deserve to be in the next TGR or whatever flick. there's way more accomplished skiers and huckers and unkown rippers who deserve that before us. We just did it because it's fuggin fun as hell....both in the act of dropping, and in the satisfaction that you worked your way up to it, were smart about it, weren't reckless, and knocked down some personal boundaries.
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03-17-2006, 02:37 PM #140
I'm printing out this write up and hanging it on my cubicle wall.You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.
03-17-2006, 02:38 PM #141
Great writeup! Totally took me there . . .
(you should expand on that for Apect or somethin')
03-17-2006, 02:42 PM #142
Nicely done; preparation, courage, execution.
Originally Posted by Tyrone ShoelacesChange is good. You go first.
03-17-2006, 02:45 PM #143
Ty, that is truly sick huck. My heart was racing just reading your account then watching that clip.
I'll have to agree, you now have Superhero status.Since then it's been a book you read in reverse, so you understand less as the pages turn.
The things you find on the net.
03-17-2006, 02:48 PM #144
Certainly offers some insight.
Thanks for the write up.
And after seeing the video........that did look kind of fun.
03-17-2006, 02:48 PM #145
You guys really made my week and season. Glad to have been at the right spot at the right time to capture this one film. Season's over for me. Going for shoulder surgery next week.
Hope to see you guys in action next year.
03-17-2006, 03:17 PM #146Originally Posted by jrbd
nice right up ty!!
And getting hurt on big hucks just got a little bit more real for me today. I've never seen anyone get crushed off something big until about 3 hours ago. My roomate Brooks missed the big jims session 2 weeks ago and stepped up today, missed his landing mark by 5 or 6 feet and only sunk in about 4-6 inches. (would have been waist deep another 5 feet down hill) Just before haskins and I got to him he came to, but was still out of it; skied about 150 yards before we made him sit and wait for the patrol. His knee went through his face and split his chin about an 3-3.5 inches long/1 inch across and didn't even realize what it was that made him that way. As he was getting stitched up it was like he was on a 3 min repeat loop with the same questions, asking if I could drive his car home (he didnt even drive today) So the called the medic and he is getting CT scans and shit done right now. I'm sure he will be fine, but that was the first time I saw someone get absolutly crushed............"Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die tomorrow"
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Man I hate to hear that. Hope all is well. Good vibes sent. get well BrooksRockin the casbah!
03-17-2006, 03:35 PM #148
Sorry to hear about Brooks' crash - that's not good. Hope he's ok, and glad you guys were there to take care of him.“Within this furnace of fear, my passion for life burns fiercely. I have consumed all evil. I have overcome my doubt. I am the fire.”
03-17-2006, 03:44 PM #149
Excellent read! Ty I'm gripped just reading your write up!
the play by play was, well....fantastic! looking forward to scoping out a 200' for you in AK. I'll bring the camera
03-17-2006, 04:01 PM #150
Tyrone, that was the biggest dickwaving post ever.
Just kidding mang. You are truly a fricken psycho and this emoticon was basically invented for you
Fuck having other "more deserving" dudes in TGR filmz, I'm ready to see helis filming you guys ripping down Roundtop and dropping the monster cliff right straight off the hanging snowfield. Git sum you madmen.
Young Ronnie -- Skiing or not (and surely it is), I give you fucken MAD PROPS!