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    Sverre Liliequist - back flip out of avalanche...

    As it says in the title.
    Sverre Liliequist backflips out of an avalanche in Zermatt (Swatch skier cup).
    Competion apparently put on hold after this run ?

    Fast forward to 55s... Deserves its own thread.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyiO2...ature=youtu.be

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    Stick to the plan...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish_Skier View Post
    Competion apparently put on hold after this run ?
    That's b/c they didn't need to see anyone else's run to know who won!

    That's awesome...and awesomely scary (to me...not so much him).
    It makes perfect sense...until you think about it.

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    awesome. I want to see the head on shot they cut out....

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    absurd....

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartyiak View Post
    That's b/c they didn't need to see anyone else's run to know who won!
    For real. That's spectacularly impressive. I wonder if he even knew about the slide? Or was he too focussed on his line?

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    Wait- kinda of looked like he had no idea an avalanche was coming on behind him when he hit that backflip. Cool footage anyway.
    Move upside and let the man go through...

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    So sick That is the first avalanche segment clip I have ever watched (seems they are in too many films) I have ever been pumped watching.

    Seriously what run could possibly compete with that

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    Quote Originally Posted by skimaxpower View Post
    For real. That's spectacularly impressive. I wonder if he even knew about the slide? Or was he too focussed on his line?
    I think he knew about the slide right about here
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    Another angle ~3 min in

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    those crazy euros with their mad off piste skills

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    unreal. what the fuck?

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    That is SO FREAKING SICK!!!

    Solid work Sverre!
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    I'm really troubled by whatever pictures the Don had to search through to arrive at that one...

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    and for you Zermatt rippers: there a GoPro 3 in the snow at the bottom of that first hit.
    On first

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    Cool, who needs beacons, avalungs, or ABS packs, just backflip out of an avalanche. Who knew avi avoidance was so simple.

    Fucken awesome.

    I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...
    iscariot

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    Sverre is Severe!

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    if he didn't stick the shit out of that landing, he's pretty much fucked, yeah?
    wow!
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    I need to go to Utah.
    Utah?
    Yeah, Utah. It's wedged in between Wyoming and Nevada. You've seen pictures of it, right?

    So after 15 years we have finally made it to Utah.....


    Thanks BCSAR and POWMOW Ski Patrol for rescues

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    He's a godamn super hero!

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    impressive but i think "back flip out of an avalanche" is a little misleading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spook View Post
    impressive but i think "back flip out of an avalanche" is a little misleading.
    this^^^^^^^^^

    he was never in it. a large sluff following him is all. well skied and the backflip was a nice touch.

    rog

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    Quote Originally Posted by jSki View Post
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    Should have deployed his airbag while inverted.

    Quote Originally Posted by icelanticskier View Post
    well skied and the backflip was a nice touch.
    High praise indeed...
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    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by spook View Post
    impressive but i think "back flip out of an avalanche" is a little misleading.
    While technically you are correct, until you backflip in front of an avalanche, STFU

    I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...
    iscariot

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    spook is correct. he never was anywhere near the avalanche or any danger from it. was barely even sluff management. probably was impressive for the judges to see but hopefully didn't change his score any. and that was the weakest terrain i've ever seen for any big mountain comp. definitely not up to the level of the riders there
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    Quote Originally Posted by hutash View Post
    While technically you are correct, until you backflip in front of an avalanche, STFU
    why? i don't know shit but i would imagine a back flip out of an avalanche would be almost impossible because you wouldn't able to control your takeoff if you could even take off. more likely it would be "getting swept over a small cliff."

    so if someone says "backflip out of an avalanche" i'm expecting pretty much miraculous. this wasn't that.

    if they'd just said "backflip in front of an avalanche" i would have thought, "wow, ballsy." which is what i thought, right after i got over being disappointed that it wasn't out of an avalanche.

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