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    STOKE/funny Pyramid gap under peer pressure VIDEO.

    My bro-in-law found this video of me from back in the day. Contrary to our perception of gnarlyness... this clip shows the truth about how many of us feel before hitting something big for the first time. I stood on top looking down for at least 20 mins before getting a grip.

    We measured Pyramid gap at 93' that year. I still remember being upside down and at least 10' off the deck as I passed the knuckle. I went nearly all the way down the back side of the pyramid (well over 100') before touching down again.

    I overshot and flailed... none the less... what a blast to push past a little fear and send something large for the first time.

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    love it!
    Brought to you by Carl's Jr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powder4breakfast View Post
    I stood on top looking down for at least 20 mins before getting a grip.
    getting a grip = going for it?

    Big balls

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    Good stuff dude. Nothing like getting psyched at the top of something, and then sending it big.

    Glad you came out unscathed.

    Edit: I really hate people like that camera man who don't have the balls to do it themselves, but make you feel like you need to give 'er. They're extremely useful, but annoying nonetheless.
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    photos

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    That's awesome, not the trick, but the sheer reality of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auvgeek View Post
    Edit: I really hate people like that camera man who don't have the balls to do it themselves, but make you feel like you need to give 'er. They're extremely useful, but annoying nonetheless.
    It may come across that way; but, the camera man was my 15 year old brother-in-law. He double backflipped the same gap on his snowboard that same season and stomped it. It may have even been during that same session. The nut job has room to talk.

    ...and by getting a grip I mean finally going for it.

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    that was great.

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    Triads were so hot way back when.

    Sick flip.

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    LOL...."What have you got to lose?"
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    LMFAO...that was awesome.

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    That was fucking awesome.

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    Nice! Good to see the actual lead up instead of "sending " NOW!
    Skiing, where my mind is even if my body isn't.

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    Oh Yeaahhh !!!!!!!

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    hahaha classic, surprisingly original for all the fucks around here that know just how that its. Thanks for the post!

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    awesome x10 ... thanks!

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    awesome once again. and i love having a guy like the shooter along with me. way better than mr. "i dont know dude. the landing looks kinda flat".
    powdork.com - new and improved, with 20% more dork.

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    dude has a big ole sack of nuts......
    awesome thanks
    always forward but never straight

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    Thumbs up

    "Just throw a backflip."

    "I haven't done a backflip all year."

    "Doesn't matter ... it's not that big of a deal."

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    "It's so pretty up here ... it's just gorgeous."

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    Thanks for sharing - that was awesome. I sure know I wouldn't do it.

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    "It's so pretty up hear, just gorgeous." CLASSIC.

    Love the fear-factor small talk - definitely familiar to any of us who have stared down something scary. Your scary happened to be a 90' gap...
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    Mad props!


    No way i've got the balls for that.

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    Wow. You definitely struggled to hit it. But when you did, boom. Fun to watch.
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    The head knocks and chest bump are classic.

    Balls!

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    lol. this is awesome. finally saw pyramid in person last year. definitely huge and scary! did you stomp it later?

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