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Summer Vacation Skiing, Flipping, and Swimming (Lake Placid)

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Summer Vacation Skiing, Flipping, and Swimming. :
It just doesn't get any better than this.

Sit back and watch the show. :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwylS9oz9jg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Eb3G...r-ramps-3.html

More info: If you go or have gone we need photos.

http://www.orda.org/newsite/togo/skijumps.php
http://www.orda.org/newsite/togo/aerialcenter.php
post #2 of 15
Is there an age limit?

I would love to do that. Seriously, that is high on my list. ESA Lake Placid.
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post #4 of 15
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Is there an age limit?

I would love to do that. Seriously, that is high on my list. ESA Lake Placid.
Don't know about the age limit. Looks like fun. How bad could it be. I hear the prereq trampoline instructions can be tough on backs.

H'mm could it be that most parents think this could be teaching their children all the wrong things. Nahhhh that can't be.
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I hear the prereq trampoline instructions can be tough on backs.
I've done some trampoline stuff over the years. Didn't have veritgo then, though. Back layout
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Would you do it?:
post #7 of 15
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yeah I would do it. Probably have back problems the rest of my life. But hey you only live once.

So how many others would flip into the water?

How many would let their kids?

How many would not let their kid?
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yeah I would do it. Probably have back problems the rest of my life. But hey you only live once.

So how many others would flip into the water?

How many would let their kids?

How many would not let their kid?
If you don't let your kids, they'll just do it on snow.
post #9 of 15
DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE!... I will pretend to be 15 if thats what it takes to hit that thing. WOW! I want in and I don't care what it takes... I'm dead serious. Count me in. Waaaaaaaaaaay in.
post #10 of 15
Me from a decade ago just called and he's pissed nobody told him about this...
post #11 of 15
They sent me some into in the mail. I will do some follow up - find out how it works and see if this could happen.
post #12 of 15
I am planning on going Sept. 15-16 for the PSIA/AASI event at Lake Placid.

More info can be found on page 22 here:
http://www.psia-e.org/ms/eastbenefit...2008Spring.pdf

If anyone from the Mid Atlantic is interested, I am working on a carpool.

-Phil-
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Don't know about the age limit. Looks like fun. How bad could it be. I hear the prereq trampoline instructions can be tough on backs.

H'mm could it be that most parents think this could be teaching their children all the wrong things. Nahhhh that can't be.
What did the prereq tramp instruction consist of? Never had any of that before I hit the ramps in Whistler.
post #14 of 15
Guy from the camp just called. He's a coach and has some serious credentials. Price is about $65. per session. You have to be a member of USAA ($90). I talked to him for quite a while and here's what he told me:

The water is cold.

You have to have a helmet, shortish skis - 165 cm. Helmet needs to have ear flaps.

You might want to have a shortie or a wet suit.

The ramp is adjustable and can be made steeper for more kick or dropped down.

There is warm up and technical training on the tramps before you hit the ramp. This sounds like a requirment.

This camp actually certifies skiers for bump competition and the like - so they can go upside down.

There is no lift.

If anyone wants to give it a try let me know.

bz
post #15 of 15
I did a similar half day intro course at Olympic Park near Park City, UT last year and it was a blast. This consisted of video & basic land training, jumping off a platform without skis onto a mini tramp and landing in the pool (flips optional), going down a ramp with a flat runout to see if you knew how to ski and then progressing onto a smaller and then, for most, larger ramps. I was able to do a front flip without skis and a 180 with, but there were some really talented people there as this is a training site for Olympic hopefuls.

Link below says ages 6+, but there may have been a few younger with most teens, early 20s up to 40+.

http://www.olyparks.com/uop/freestyle_intro_camps.asp
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