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One run video TR - "The Handrail" at Kirkwood

post #1 of 17
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changed the video to youtube.

 

when you watch, click on the little menu button in the lower right corner, and click on "HQ", this will let you watch in a little higher quality.


Edited by Tyrone Shoelaces - 2/13/2009 at 04:34 pm
post #2 of 17

What a neat run!  I've never skied anything like it.  I'm used to having rocks on either side, being IN the trench so to speak, it must be neet to ride the rail. 

post #3 of 17

Pretty cool. I guessing that's at least somewhat steep because you stopped, but you can't really see it in the video. Is there a little huck at the end or just a faceshot?

post #4 of 17

OMFG!!!!!

 

Dude, that is just out of this world!!

 

Do you ski on Sunday mornings or do you go to church?? I'm thinking you go to church??

 

Thanks for the post and I can hardly wait for your next post.

 

And, not from nothing but, I find the first amusing. They speak like it's just another run. LOL>. Ya, right.

post #5 of 17

The snow at the handrail was already tracked out, sucker

 

You getting a helmet cam was the best thing to happen in this forum for a while. Thanks for the stoke!

post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by epic View Post

 

Pretty cool. I guessing that's at least somewhat steep because you stopped, but you can't really see it in the video. Is there a little huck at the end or just a faceshot?

 

The end of the spine isn't extremely steep, but steep enought to where you'd get some serious speed.  And the thing that makes the end tricky isnt' the steepness, but there are two or three little shelves you need to step down onto and the thing is very narrow with a dropoff on either side.  Controlling your speed while making minimal turns so you don't slide off either side but still setting yourself up for the little drops is tricky.  I still haven't mastered that on this line yet.  And the end is very little huck....I was surprised that I got a faceshot like that, but it was cool :)

 

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Originally Posted by simonbda View Post

 

The snow at the handrail was already tracked out, sucker

 

You getting a helmet cam was the best thing to happen in this forum for a while. Thanks for the stoke!

 

Glad you like!

 

Yeah I was bummed that there was already a track down it.

 

I need to film this again for a few reasons: 1) At the very very top, I need to drop off to skier's right rather than dropping in where all those skiers were.  That area is steeper, less tracks and a little gnarlier so it would look cooler on helmet cam, 2) need to be first tracks on the handrail itself, and 3) need to ski the handrail faster and cleaner :)

post #7 of 17
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And the thing that makes the end tricky isnt' the steepness, but there are two or three little shelves you need to step down onto and the thing is very narrow with a dropoff on either side.  

 I wasn't sure if those were little pillows or boulders you were going to drop onto/into. Anyway, looks fun. I could see how a reverse/reverse ski that you could "slarve" on would be good there. But then, the snow looked a little thick and you were in a trench from whoever hit it first, so maybe that wouldn't have been realistic.

post #8 of 17

Hope Ron doesn't mind me posting this video for comparison, this is Kevin O'Meara also skiing the handrail at the 2007 Freeskiing Championships.  He gets onto the handrail at around 1:40.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Grm-VW6T6o

post #9 of 17

I think this is the same run by Kevin O'Meara but from a different angle.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylgA3FnGULc

post #10 of 17

Sick, I'd ski it if it was groomed

post #11 of 17

On another post I stated that I might be able to keep up with Tyrone for a run, but after watching the 'Billygoating Around' video on youtube  (just click on RonShev's other videos) I don't think I am worthy.

 

You sir are the bomb!!! 

 

I would love to ski that kind of stuff but never have anybody to show me where to go or to ski it with me.  I don't dare do that stuff while skiing solo, and when I ski with my buddies they are no where near that level.

 

I really need some Bears to ski with, but so far haven't found anybody yet, but I am fairly new here and I keep hoping it will happen at some point...anybody gonna be at A-Basin next week?!!

post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by thefrush View Post

 

Hope Ron doesn't mind me posting this video for comparison, this is Kevin O'Meara also skiing the handrail at the 2007 Freeskiing Championships.  He gets onto the handrail at around 1:40.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Grm-VW6T6o

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Originally Posted by kelly001 View Post

 

I think this is the same run by Kevin O'Meara but from a different angle.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylgA3FnGULc

 

Friggin sick!!  I wish you could see the back flip on the second vid...

post #13 of 17

You sir, are skiing some pretty insane lines!  Nice videos and thanks for letting us rip with you vicariously. 

 

I didn't notice but are you skiing Bro's or some kind of rocker?  Like someone else said, slarving down that rib would be the attack I would think you'd want.

post #14 of 17

Ty, I'm buying you a cape for X-Mas next year.  That looks like so much fun!  

 

Thanks for the stoke!  Mucho appreciado!   

post #15 of 17
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I didn't notice but are you skiing Bro's or some kind of rocker?  Like someone else said, slarving down that rib would be the attack I would think you'd want.


 

I'm on the 196 Lhasa Pows.  These were perfect for the upper portion of the run, but as I got down to the spine, I would have been better on the 186's as they'd have been more maneuverable.  The 196's wanted to straightline that whole sucker which I was not mentally ready to do yet (first time skiing the line in about 2 years).  Next time though....:)

post #16 of 17

Just great stuff Ty...

 

post #17 of 17

Sick sick vid. Please post more vids!. Awesome and inspiring stuff. Love the helment cam pov.

 

On 196s? Violently sick.

 

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