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    Classic Big Airs

    Every mountain has one. That one drop that's so big and burly it only gets hit when the conditions are perfect...and even then only by a select group of brass-balled crazies.

    Post up pics, vids and/or relevant beta of your local monster hit.

    I'll kick it off with Air Jordan off Peak Chair in Whistler...

    Quote Originally Posted by GoNads View Post
    Air Jordan was named after Jordan Williams, an ex-ski racer, now ski coach and Whistler legend. I don't think he's ever worked for the mountain... but he definitely dropped it to impress a lady friend.
    [post edited to include correct AJ beta provided by GoNads]





    Last edited by stomp; 12-03-2009 at 04:41 PM.
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    Was that a front flip? Sick.

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    That was nasty. Sick.

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    that last one was actually pretty impressive
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    I'm gonna throw some EC stoke here, and say the Waterfall at Stowe.
    Here's my buddy Phil front flipping it sometime last winter.

    "If we can't bring the mountain to the party, let's bring the PARTY to the MOUNTAIN!"

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    Did Jordan work the lift line chickies for room keys/drink/digits?

    I hope so!

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    The Beast at Baker is pretty classic......Though it gets sessioned on a pretty regular basis now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phall View Post
    I'm gonna throw some EC stoke here, and say the Waterfall at Stowe.
    its a classic alright. flat landing, very flat. I did the smaller one off to the side and I still ate my knees.
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    Fantastic -- I was somewhere in that Peak chair lineup for that last drop, and ya, it was a frontflip, dude nailed it. Now I know who it is ;p

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiingsamurai View Post
    that last one was actually pretty impressive
    Yes, the third was impressive. the other two, not so much. This thread should only include airs that were stomped not an 'all balls no talent' flail session.

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    On the first vid of air jordan, some douche at the end says, "that's exactly what I predicted" after the guy misses the second landing. What a shithead.
    another Handsome Boy graduate

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    I caught an epic session of AJ where a guy pointed it from the top, no speed check on the first drop and landed at least 70ft out the second stager. Same day I watched a boarder completely beater a sketch line skiers right of Air Jordan. I thought he was a goner into the trees but somehow he pin-balled through them and popped up unhurt.
    Move upside and let the man go through...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiingsamurai View Post
    its a classic alright. flat landing, very flat. I did the smaller one off to the side and I still ate my knees.
    IMO sending a big air like that is impressive even if it isn't stomped

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    the Butte used to have a pretty decent jump under or close to the Quick Silver lift when it was a double chair. don't know if it's still there now with the quad?


    it wasn't any big huck, but was decent and good for spectators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam View Post
    IMO sending a big air like that is impressive even if it isn't stomped
    what if you land like this?


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    That 4-sho' is a classic!
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    ^^ i wonder if that naxo broke.
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    Ouch....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mc_roon View Post
    what if you land like this?
    it doesnt matter how many times I see that picture
    I still love laughing at soul's misfortune
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    I've heard an urban myth that somebody doubled up Jordan top to bottom; no middle landing. Slinky maybe?

    My first time up Whistler in 98 I saw a guy drop the big cliff above the Franz's goat path.

    The most impressive line off of Jordan I've seen was the big drop in, straight line, perfect landing and then the guy went for an air over the trees below off a built up wind drift. Just clipped the top of a tree and went for a major spinner.

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    Angry Chair at Bridger only gets hit once in a long while. It's a very long way down to a not too perfect landing, and you stare at it up above PK when riding the chair all year long.

    Wow, I didn't realize that Eric front flipped it last year. That crazy spunion.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V69KGqiEhws"]YouTube- Angry Chair - Reciprocation[/ame]

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    Quote Originally Posted by hafilax View Post
    I've heard an urban myth that somebody doubled up Jordan top to bottom; no middle landing. Slinky maybe?

    My first time up Whistler in 98 I saw a guy drop the big cliff above the Franz's goat path.

    The most impressive line off of Jordan I've seen was the big drop in, straight line, perfect landing and then the guy went for an air over the trees below off a built up wind drift. Just clipped the top of a tree and went for a major spinner.
    Yeah I watched a guy the year before last stomp the step a good 10 feet before the take off and sent it HUGE. The drop I believe you are referring too above the goat's path is Domanski's cliff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirshredalot View Post
    Angry Chair at Bridger only gets hit once in a long while. It's a very long way down to a not too perfect landing, and you stare at it up above PK when riding the chair all year long.

    Wow, I didn't realize that Eric front flipped it last year. That crazy spunion.

    YouTube- Angry Chair - Reciprocation
    Nice. Didn't know the name of that one, but I immediately thought of it when I saw this thread. And yeah, that's gotta be a solid 80 footer.
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    Great thread, keep em coming.
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    Some stoke of peak chair on the last min of this salomon freeski tv episode

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTop5eiIn40&feature=player_profilepage"]YouTube- EP4 Salomon FreeskiTV - Whistler Ski Bum[/ame]
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