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Gap jump advice

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
A few friends of mine are contemplating this gap, provided conditions would allow it (not as the outrun is pictured, in other words).
Any thoughts? (Aside from it being crazy, because I already know that.)



post #2 of 27
build the booter on the skiiers right of the tree standing alone in the middle of the 2nd picture
post #3 of 27
I think he should wait another month untill there's less snow, what other stupid thought's can we come up with...Hope he has good insurance, are you the beneficiary on his life insurance? Make sure you get it on tape. Looks like he have to clear about 200 feet.


PS can he add me as a beneficiary?
post #4 of 27
http://tetongravity.com/forums/showt...&threadid=8728

So, are you friends with Bullet or BadRoo, or are you just a troll?
post #5 of 27
Go really, really fast, and when you get to the edge, pop up and just close your eyes. The skis will land themselves.

Just make sure you're using Head's that say "intelligence" or Dynastars with "autodrive".
[img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #6 of 27
On the very slim chance that you actually are looking for advice...

It's kind of hard to tell from the photo, but I think I'd be concerned that there might not be enough hill above the takeoff to give you enough speed to clear the far-side guardrail.

Also, it might be a good idea to have the EMT's (or perhaps the coroner) standing by. :

Bob
post #7 of 27
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Originally posted by insomnia:
It's kind of hard to tell from the photo, but I think I'd be concerned that there might not be enough hill above the takeoff to give you enough speed to clear the far-side guardrail.
There's really only one way to tell.... [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]
post #8 of 27
I'll be waiting for the video clip! Best of luck.
post #9 of 27
You may see it on the T.V. show, jacka$$.
post #10 of 27
Road rash hurts.
post #11 of 27
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Originally posted by Max Capacity:
what other stupid thought's can we come up with...
Land 'switch'.
post #12 of 27
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Originally posted by BigE:
Land 'switch'.


Well, obviously......

Why bother doing it if you aren't going to throw in an invert and land switch?
Personally, I'd light myself on fire as well..... much more dramatic effect.
post #13 of 27
Just Do It.
post #14 of 27
I worked at Kirkwood last season and remember hitching a lift with two local bums one afternoon who claimed that they had gapped highway 88 once before (albeit in a different spot at the next turn heading down the pass) and wanted to do it again. My thoughts were that the landing area is not steep enough, especially considering the distances involved. However, it's definitely capable of being pulled off IMO, just make sure it's the day after a 60" storm and that you get the run-in real smooth and quick beforehand. Oh, and if someone dies it's not my fault
post #15 of 27
Do it like this clip ...

Regards,
UK2TX2CA
post #16 of 27
Thread Starter 
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I think he should wait another month untill there's less snow, what other stupid thought's can we come up withepic
Already said they wouldn't be doing it as pictured, and probably not this season.
Thanks for playing, though.

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So, are you friends with Bullet or BadRoo, or are you just a troll?
All three, thank you.
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On the very slim chance that you actually are looking for advice...
Yes, I am actually curious to hear what the perspective is here.

Quote:

It's kind of hard to tell from the photo, but I think I'd be concerned that there might not be enough hill above the takeoff to give you enough speed to clear the far-side guardrail.

Also, it might be a good idea to have the EMT's (or perhaps the coroner) standing by.

Bob
All of that has been considered. The in-run length is a big concern.

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Originally posted by Max Capacity:
what other stupid thought's can we come up with...
You're doing well so far, I'm confident that you're the man in that department.
post #17 of 27
I have no comment on the actual jump, however, I would like to provide comfort to the very cute Mrs. Roo after the husband goes splat.
post #18 of 27
Kids are so crazy these days.

But then I would love to be young enough and skilled enough (not to mention have the courage) to contemplate that crazy jump. Ah well, maybe in another life ... [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #19 of 27
hey mate, theres only one way you can make that jump. USE A TRACTION KITE! Trust me, theres no way you can get enough speed to clear that based on those pictures you put up. Go out and get a cheap tracktion kite, learn how to fly it, and then you can make that jump, plus it would look sick as hell
post #20 of 27
Pete, lighten up. Isn't that the same place they filmed that Nissan Xtara commerical. [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #21 of 27
I put a few comments in the post over at TGR, where this is taken more serously.

The inrun would make me nervous, but I think it could be done.

I'd probably probe the landing pretty good too. Normal gaps, such as Pyramid, Chad's etc., tend to have good snow on the landing slope. Road gaps tend to have snow plow/thrower debris, which could include large rocks, ice, etc. Or, just nail it after a big dump!

Good luck man, and please show us some video of the hit! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #22 of 27
This is Carson Pass isn't it? It's been done before but you should do it after a big storm! Doing it this late is suicide! [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]
post #23 of 27
Just make sure you 'pop' right before you take off. And when your in the air throw a cool trick like an Iron Cross. Anyways, good luck with it.
post #24 of 27
Whoever does it should smoke as much crack as humanly possibly before the attempt, and post pictures online immediately afterwards on a laptop with sattelite internet.
post #25 of 27
Thread Starter 
You know that's the wrong order...
post #26 of 27
looks like something from an old warren miller movie explaining "no brains" !
post #27 of 27
There's a fine line between stupidity and crazy!!
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