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I know you guys love you some Corbets Couloir

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post #2 of 24

Loved the side-wall tap - super stylish.

post #3 of 24

Switch off CC!!!!!   B flip off CC!!!!  F flip off CC!!!  BAD A$$

post #4 of 24

That was pretty awesome, thanks for sharing!

 

The switch to wall-tap was slick for sure.

post #5 of 24

Most cool.  

 

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post #6 of 24

Nice work.  How often is that ramp on looker's left there? I thought Corbet's was always mandatory air. A lot of mandatory air.

post #7 of 24

enjoyable!

post #8 of 24

Nice show.  Very skilled indeed.

post #9 of 24

SICK !

Thanks,

post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by oldgoat View Post

Nice work.  How often is that ramp on looker's left there? I thought Corbet's was always mandatory air. A lot of mandatory air.



Yeah what is that?  Amazing tho...dudes treating Corbet's like a park feature.

 

post #11 of 24

I was wondering the same thing.  That ramp sure makes it accessible to a lot more people - that's for sure.
 

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Originally Posted by oldgoat View Post

Nice work.  How often is that ramp on looker's left there? I thought Corbet's was always mandatory air. A lot of mandatory air.



 

post #12 of 24

Not sure about that ramp, but this video makes it look like you can just sideslip your way down it:

post #13 of 24

whoops. I meant skier's left.

post #14 of 24

Not speaking from first hand experience, but most amateur video of Corbett's drops are off that ramp. I think there is still a reasonably significant drop, but it turns it into a gravity drop with a very tight turn needed to clear the rock face.

 

The first vie is epic.

post #15 of 24

I should also say that I have never seen somebody sideslip in like that- they usually go tips forward and drop off the side of the ledge. Seems to me that the whole point of the run is whether or not you can handle the cornice drop, so pushing the snow off and tearing up the landing by sideslipping in seems pretty gapey.

 

Edit- Damn it, I watched the video again and realized the "ramp" being referred to was completely different than the normal entrance that I was thinking of.

 

The sideslip video above is off of the "standard" entrance, but the difference is most people walk themselves out on the ledge with their skis in the opposite direction of the guys in the video, then roll off the edge with a 180* turn to gravity drop in.

post #16 of 24

Wow, some showdown. There really is a few degrees of separation between them (da elite) and us (da rest). I'm relating a bit more to the second video posted.

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I should also say that I have never seen somebody sideslip in like that- they usually go tips forward and drop off the side of the ledge. Seems to me that the whole point of the run is whether or not you can handle the cornice drop, so pushing the snow off and tearing up the landing by sideslipping in seems pretty gapey.

 

Edit- Damn it, I watched the video again and realized the "ramp" being referred to was completely different than the normal entrance that I was thinking of.

 

The sideslip video above is off of the "standard" entrance, but the difference is most people walk themselves out on the ledge with their skis in the opposite direction of the guys in the video, then roll off the edge with a 180* turn to gravity drop in.

As you say, the sideslip misses the point of the run, and it disrespects the line and people who do it right. I suppose those guys can claim bragging rights but then it would probably be better if they didn't post their video so people wouldn't see how they wussed in.  And to be completely frank, I can't do the run myself, but I sure wouldn't do the sideslip.  Now that double entry in the first video is classic. 

 

 

post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by oldgoat View Post

As you say, the sideslip misses the point of the run, and it disrespects the line and people who do it right. I suppose those guys can claim bragging rights but then it would probably be better if they didn't post their video so people wouldn't see how they wussed in.  And to be completely frank, I can't do the run myself, but I sure wouldn't do the sideslip.  Now that double entry in the first video is classic. 

 

 



It also pushes a lot of snow down on the landing of the drop though, so it makes it cushy for the people who do it proper. You`re right though; if you can't doing something properly, or at least give it a shot, I don't really see the point. Telling yourself you skied Corbet's after sideslipping it says something about your character.

post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by Duke2320 View Post

Not sure about that ramp, but this video makes it look like you can just sideslip your way down it:


I have no idea why you posted that gaper video. And I have no idea why people are discussing it.

 

post #20 of 24
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I have no idea why you posted that gaper video. And I have no idea why people are discussing it.

 



I was trying to post a video that *might* show the ramp that people were talking about.

 

Anyways, that video is amazing, really nice skiing there.

post #21 of 24

nice!

post #22 of 24

I took some pictures from the bottom on March 4th.

 

So here is one guy standing on the shelf.  When I looked in from the top 4 days earlier, it sure didn't look like there was a shelf like  that.

 

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Now there are TWO people on the shelf!  What....??

 

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One goes...

 

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And the other goes

 

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Now there are two MORE people in the slot!?!

 

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When they got down to the exit, the mystery was resolved.  The pairs were Dads and (about) 10 year old kids!

 

 

I have a feeling it still wasn't as easy as it looks from here.  After the second pair went, someone else slid in onto the goat path and I could just barely hear someone say "Well, you're in there now."

 

post #23 of 24

Now there are a whole lot more people who have skied Corbets because of that ramp.  Wonder how that got there?

 

(I don't feel no shame - yeah, I bagged it).

post #24 of 24

I have seen Corbet's with a mandatory 15 foot drop during a really crappy season (80/81) and then the next season the drop was about 5 feet and it could even be done with no air and a nice "hip check".

 

It really does widely from season to season (or month to month, sometimes).

 

And yes, it is freaking amazing what those guys did in the vid!

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