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4th grade girl's first ski jump

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Inspiring.  Turn the volume up.

 

 

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That was great!
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@HippieFlippinNM  - I can totally  see you doing this with kids!  

 

 

And to answer the age old question ----- I'm a bigger chicken than a 4th grader. 

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Don't think I'd have the nerve to go lol.

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That little girl is braver than I am!

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I'm seriously disappointed by the lack of high-fives from the others in the landing area. At least give her a fist bump!

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Originally Posted by CerebralVortex View Post

I'm seriously disappointed by the lack of high-fives from the others in the landing area. At least give her a fist bump!

I thought the same when I watched.
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Originally Posted by LiquidFeet View Post
 

Inspiring.  Turn the volume up.

 

 

 

Just wish there was a vid that showed her jump from a spectator's angle, say maybe the base.

 

Regardless, really enjoyed that, thx!   Thumbs UpThumbs Up

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She's my hero.

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Minor correction : She's 'OUR' hero! That is some jump, and it's hard-pack landing, she stuck it! Beautiful, what a kid! Parents should be tripping as are we. Mazeltov. :beercheer:

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Maybe if the video gets enough hits it will give a bump to the US Nordic ski jumping team and ski flying here.  I used to really enjoy watching that in the Winter Olympics but was always bummed that there were never any US folks competing with the Fins, Swedes, and Norwegians at the higher levels.  Heck, just out of curiosity I once tried to find out where to get nordic jumping gear and how much it cost.  No luck even finding a US dealer, only dealers in Europe.

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She raises her arms in victory as she coasts towards her class.

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Don't think I'd have the nerve to go lol.


You and me both.  

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@HippieFlippinNM  - I can totally  see you doing this with kids!  

 

 

And to answer the age old question ----- I'm a bigger chicken than a 4th grader. 


He wouldn't be the first guy to hit a nordic jump on alpine gear...

 

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He wouldn't be the first guy to hit a nordic jump on alpine gear...

 


Dos Equis man and the 10 year old - what a team! Great find, what an ad ! Great times on this slow afternoon.

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He wouldn't be the first guy to hit a nordic jump on alpine gear...

 


Dos Equis man and the 10 year old - what a team! Great find, what an ad ! Great times on this slow afternoon.


I liked the ad too.  I am presuming we saw the same one.  

The young girl's video has over 2,500,000 hits; I wish I had checked before I posted this.

I wonder how many have resulted since Epic readers found it.

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I liked the ad too.  I am presuming we saw the same one.  

The young girl's video has over 2,500,000 hits; I wish I had checked before I posted this.

I wonder how many have resulted since Epic readers found it.

I saw that, and I thought that was your daughter ! :eek That's funny :D, but the kid is an inspiration to all, kids and grown-up-kids Thumbs Up 

 

Saw some Ski Jumping at the place in Salisbury, CT, it's quite the sight, and this kid did the jump in regular skis, she is a brave kid; so are her parents and whoever was instructing her that day, nice work. Those jumper skis are like mini hills themselves, and CGDart, you are right, the US Ski Jumping Association says on their website and some of the jumpers said, there is no retail offering of such gear, special order only.

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I was at a conference for mental health professionals a couple of years ago when I first saw this video. The presenter used it as a tool to illustrate a process of working with anxiety disorders. Notice the self-talk, acknowledging the fear, talking about what to do, comparing to previous experience and what was different, reality checks and encouragement from others, especially the coach, then just trusting she had the skills to do it. We are privileged to witness someone dealing with her vulnerabilities and having the courage to accept that the goal is worth it, even if she has to experience fear. That moment when she says "I got it" is precious and beautiful.

I hold this dear as a life lesson for myself. Thanks for posting, LF.
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