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Skier Spins off 24-story Ski Jump…Backwards

The Sammy C Project Is Now Available on iTunes

Teton Gravity Research and 7-time X Games medalist and 3-time Real Ski Champion, Sammy Carlson, introduce The Sammy C Project. This film hopes to inspire those even beyond the realm of snow to go after their dreams with tenacity.

Sammy Carlson places himself in the record books as the first skier to hit a “ski flying” long jump with freestyle intent. Carlson not only spun himself from the lip of a jump designed to send skiers upwards of 500 feet, but began several descents into the jump switch (backwards).

Built in 1970, the ski jump, known as Copper Peak, is the largest ski jump in the Western Hemisphere. Located on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula along the shores of Lake Superior, the 24 story, 300-ton steel structure is named for the mineral deposits unearthed during its construction (a 140-pound copper nugget was discovered near the present-day judge’s stand). The ramp itself claims 364-feet of vertical drop and a 35-degree in-run, providing for jumps with distance records stretching over 500 feet.

“When we showed up it was a ghost ramp. It not been hit in twenty years,” Carlson said. “The people helping me from the community were just as committed as I was to hitting the ramp. It was true team effort.”

The Sammy C Project shares nearly two years of unthinkable freestyle skiing progression, with features, locations and cinematography to rival the groundbreaking segment released today. “The jump is truly enormous,” says TGR co-founder Steve Jones. “Hitting a gap this big in general takes significant confidence and skill, not to mention spinning from its lip or dropping in switch. Sammy is unbeatable when it comes to skiing like this.”

I have seen this video once on YouTube and I was really stunned. The speed with which he comes down loosediamondcuts.com the ramp is so high and I wonder how he managed to control the flight so well.

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