Originally Posted by lonewolf210
Originally Posted by anachronism
That's a pretty ballsy huck and definitely a no screwing around line. Even without the mandatory air, that is next-level steeps in there.
As is clear, you acquitted yourself slightly better than me.
Well I had watched the junior freestyle team from Winter Park launch that cliff a couple days earlier. Couldn't let a bunch of 14 year oldso show me up. They still did though...
That slab release was scary. Going back to the topic there are some days that just feel off and as my mom has told me sometimes it's a harder decision to step away when you should then to push through anyways.
Been thinking about posting in the thread for a while. Your post reminded me about a similar situation in reverse. While canoeing with my daughter along a creek with cliffs along the shores, we came upon some teenagers who had set up a swing rope. We asked if we could join in. While swinging, we heard the teens talking and one was talking about how last year he had jumped off the top cliff (at a level above the swing rope attachment), and was probably going to do it again this summer. I checked the landing zone, making a note of what area was almost deep enough (landing produced penetration into the muck at the bottom) and promptly climbed to the top and jumped in. The kids had to do it then, so as not to be shown up by a grey haired old man. LOL.
I used to get a good adrenaline high from skiing as fast as I could in as tight spaces as I could. Steep lines down a narrow gully with a tree stuck in the middle you had to avoid by going around and getting back on track in the centre before hitting a bunch more trees, threading the needle at the bottom of a chute, skiing 50 mph and leaving bits of your jacket on an old dead tree trunk 'cause it was a tight squeeze, that sort of thing.
Haven't done that for a while, mostly due to lack of opportunity to ski fast. I think absence may (and I only say may) have cured me of the addiction.
Looking back on skiing for the last few decades, I have had the occasional shot of adrenaline when carving turns on narrow trails at speed due to rapidly approaching trees dead ahead on the side of the trail, but I've not pushed that too far. I get injured plenty just skiing normally without trying to make it more dangerous.
After a few decades, when you fall you what you learn is you shouldn't have done that!