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    Cliff Jumping Technique

    I have found that when you realize mid-air that you don’t have enough speed to clear a rocky landing, a frantic small-rotating arm flap with a bit of a desperate forward hip thrust lifts you magically, and just barely, past certain disaster. Anyone else find this to be true? I don’t have the guts to find out that doing nothing provides the same results, so please confirm my impersonation of a flopping fish on the bottom of an aluminum boat, while mid-air, is necessary, and thanks in advance.

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    I cannot confirm, but after today i can confirm it DOES NOT get you over small creeks
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    Arm rotation has to be forward motion to work.

    Little known, but if you are catching too much air, just exhale forcefully to reduce the flight by a few feet.

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    Eyes Down!
    Hands Down!
    Punch!!!

    But airborne wriggley-piggley does the trick.
    It's the power of sky bacon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdork View Post
    I cannot confirm, but after today i can confirm it DOES NOT get you over small creeks
    The same damn thing happened to me at Steamboat a couple of weeks ago.
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    If you are going to wreck, you may as well roll down the windows to enjoy the view.

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    And smile - you’ll look more graceful
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    Cliff Jumping Technique

    Quote Originally Posted by RootSkier View Post
    If you are going to wreck, you may as well roll down the windows to enjoy the view.
    I love me a good window roll.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BTrRE52j...=1twirmi6e7wjs

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BouSrhWF...id=gxsh4yuplam

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BaE_qTaj...=1h8qlu7sy7qwd

    https://www.instagram.com/p/_kluqFi1...d=tinop7i2i2es

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    ^those are hilarious. the first one was hyoooodge and the last one you can hear him rolling them down
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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    It was just like that for me, minus about 210 feet of air. Leo must have exhaled too much on that cliff.

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    My Steeze

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    I suppose just staying perfectly still in the air is boring, uh, right guys? Gotta flail or do something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muted View Post
    I suppose just staying perfectly still in the air is boring, uh, right guys? Gotta flail or do something.
    your handle is muted, yet you didnt go for the grab?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodsy View Post


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    Gold!
    Crying over here!
    which episode is that from?
    Aggressive in my own mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdork View Post
    I cannot confirm, but after today i can confirm it DOES NOT get you over small creeks

    at least you had Lassie with you to go for help.

    I got some big air Monday. Groomer I was on ended with a 3 foot drop to another groomer, which I saw only at the last second. Landed it clean. I think my skis were actually in the air briefly, but I can't be sure.

    That third Jerry is particularly hilarious. Obviously the guy trying to video it thought so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoarhey View Post
    Gold!
    Crying over here!
    which episode is that from?
    Lol. “Bart the Daredevil”

    At one point, Lisa, upon discovering Bart’s plan to jump Springfield Gorge, arranges for Bart to meet Lance Murdoch, an Evel Knievel-like stuntman who’s in the hospital recovering from injuries he received in a failed stunt. Her hopes that Murdoch will talk Bart out of his plans upon hearing them are dashed when, from his hospital bed, he encourages Bart, saying something like: “oh! That’s great son! The industry doesn’t have enough young daredevils coming in to the craft! Go get ‘em!”
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