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Must See Big Air at KookWood CA

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
Sorry guys but you must see this one.

I am in awe.
These are not clips from an upcomming ski porn movie, just some guys who decided to do some superhuman hucking.
http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...t=49052&page=5

Pictures start on page 5 of the tread.
post #2 of 24
I cannot even relate to that.
post #3 of 24
I have been following this on TGR and it is so huge its hard to believe human beings can survive it. Seeing them huck Jims cliff 2 weeks ago was awesome. I look a Jims Chute and won't go unless conditions are ideal, and these guys take the whole shot airborne. This one is just silly deady. I isn't called Hospital Air for nothing. I wouldn't even stand on these guy's takeoff.

post #4 of 24
Not in this lifetime!

I cannot fathom the brain functioning that concludes: "yeah, this looks good", and then launches.
post #5 of 24
Thread Starter 
I would not call them (Stupid) these men worked up to this. Went through all the preperation that you can? and then just SKIED OFF A HUGE CLIFF!: : They are not in the hospital, one of them is @ his soccer game right now, for christ sake!

They are just not on the same planet as I
post #6 of 24
I like to know how much alcohol is required before pulling this "performance"
post #7 of 24
Impairment is the last thing this guys need. They landed this after careful planning and lots of jumps leading up to this big one. For example, this is Tyrone going off Jim's on March 6. This ability is no accident. But very few of us can even begin to overcome the natural, and healthy fear we inherited from our survival instict. For most, Jim's chute next to the cliff will mess with your mind.

March 6:

March 15:
post #8 of 24
well, that pic looks big but not as big as jamie peirres
post #9 of 24
Yeah, but these guys didn't land on their head.
post #10 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harry Dunn
Yeah, but these guys didn't land on their head.
Heh.

Oh those whacky, whacky maggots.


BTW, one of the huckers, Tyrone Shoelaces, is an occasional contributor here. Props to Ty, Kush and Ian.
post #11 of 24
heh...haven't checked in here in a long time and didn't expect to see this here.

Thanks guys.

(won the soccer game btw..3-1 )
post #12 of 24
I turn into a pus at about 15'-20'. Well played.
post #13 of 24
Amazing... just amazing.
post #14 of 24
That's some pretty impressive stuff. But where is the disclaimer "Kids don't try this at home."
post #15 of 24
Tyrone, you and the boys rock! Great photos! Stay safe...

Thatsagirl
post #16 of 24
Those pictures and the write up are amazing. BTW, there's a second thread from the one the OP referenced: http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=49102
post #17 of 24
There's a comment in another threat regarding natural increases in risk-aversion as one ages.

Whereas I once may have thought "Man, I wish I could do that" (in my dreams), there's not even one neuron in my head which now entertains it (age 52).

I suppose it's how Nature preserves mature members of the species. Bodies over age 50 aren't well-designed to survive jumps like that.
post #18 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by ElkMountainSkier
Those pictures and the write up are amazing. BTW, there's a second thread from the one the OP referenced: http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=49102
hey elkmountainskier....I actually used to ski at Elk quite a bit. I grew up about an hour south of there. Then lived outside of Philly for a few years (Malvern) and would head up to Elk (and Montage & Jack Frost) all the time. Kinda miss that place.
post #19 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces
hey elkmountainskier....I actually used to ski at Elk quite a bit. I grew up about an hour south of there. Then lived outside of Philly for a few years (Malvern) and would head up to Elk (and Montage & Jack Frost) all the time. Kinda miss that place.
Well, sir, you have really come a long way from the PA hills with that jump. I'm impressesed, to say the least.
post #20 of 24
Captain Strato, I'm 55 and I could survive the jump .... Just not the landing.
post #21 of 24

Air

I gave up high jumping at the ripe age of 10 after a hard landing off a 4th floor balcony in Montreal, but watching the video (link from tgr thread) makes me want to do it again.

Nicely Done
post #22 of 24
Ahhhh. Valid point. It's just those pesky landings that get in the way.

I suspect both legs would separate at the knee and my head would snap-off and roll down the hill. Other than that - no problemo!
post #23 of 24
I would say they all earned their PHD's in hucking after that one.
post #24 of 24
Bumpety bump!
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