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post #31 of 39
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Originally Posted by PhilT View Post



That is actually one of the best, most succinct, cliff hucking guides I've seen on this site. One thing that i'd like to add (and I hope I'm not out of place here), is i'm a big fan of the 4 point touch down. A four point touch down is legs slightly bent, hands out in front a la pizza drill, poles vertical. What this does is it puts your hands and usually your body into a good balanced position from which you can stomp the cliff and ski away in control. The biggest mistake I see in people who are cliff hucking is improperly placed hands which drop down  or go straight up (or spin around like windmills) which pull the huckster out of balance.
 




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Originally Posted by Dan Egan View Post

Cliff Jumping 101…..

First you have to figure if you can glide off, or you need to pop off to clear rocks below.  Never land in another landing hole and for sure have a view of the run out for speed control

Take off is Key.  Can you glide off the edge?  Do you have to pop prior to the edge?  Speed for cliff jumping is over raided.  Most often you don’t need much speed but you rarely can start at a stand still.

Basically keep you feet under your butt, don’t extend them out to early prior to landing.  Have your hands out in front where you can see them.  DON’T stare at the landing, look slightly beyond the spot your feet are going.

Just before landing extend your feet slightly in front of your hips and have equal pressure on both feet.  Then stomp the landing by standing over your feet and initiate a turn immediately for speed control.

You can start small and build up but WHY?  Go big or go home!


I notice that in the OP's pictures, their bodies are sort of parallel to the slope of the terrain they are landing on. Is this important to do this and not be straight up?
post #32 of 39
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Originally Posted by skiking4 View Post
I notice that in the OP's pictures, their bodies are sort of parallel to the slope of the terrain they are landing on. Is this important to do this and not be straight up?
 


Absolutely!  Good observation Skiking.  Straight up & you risk rolling up the windows & landing in the backseat.  Get your mass & skis parallel to the landing slope & you'll ski away everytime. We used to have a saying that you've got to throw the air, & not let the air throw you.
JF
post #33 of 39
Drop your tips.
post #34 of 39
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Originally Posted by 4ster View Post



Absolutely!  Good observation Skiking.  Straight up & you risk rolling up the windows & landing in the backseat.  Get your mass & skis parallel to the landing slope & you'll ski away everytime. We used to have a saying that you've got to throw the air, & not let the air throw you.
JF

OK thanks 4ster! Now I'm waiting for winter to come...
post #35 of 39
 Its the landing thats important,yes.

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Absolutely!  Good observation Skiking.  Straight up & you risk rolling up the windows & landing in the backseat.  Get your mass & skis parallel to the landing slope & you'll ski away everytime. We used to have a saying that you've got to throw the air, & not let the air throw you.
JF
post #36 of 39
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Originally Posted by Bob Barnes View Post

The only thing that really matters is to make sure it's high enough. In other words, if you underestimate a 20' cliff, and only do an 18' huck, you won't make it all the way to the bottom.



Nice shots, FinnDog. As winter approaches in the northern hemisphere, it's great to get a preview!

Best regards,
Bob
 
Hey Bob you gonna teach me that? Looks fun

Cool Pics Dan !!!!
post #37 of 39
Hesitation or loss of confidence is a formula for disaster.  Go off the edge with intentions and visualization of sticking the landing, hands out front, feet under you, knees slightly flexed, then PLANT the poles in front as you land.  If you don't stick the landing, the landing will stick you... on the back of your head
post #38 of 39
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

Hesitation or loss of confidence is a formula for disaster.  Go off the edge with intentions and visualization of sticking the landing, hands out front, feet under you, knees slightly flexed, then PLANT the poles in front as you land.  If you don't stick the landing, the landing will stick you... on the back of your head
 

As I said in one of my gathering posts last year, "Don't change your mind in the air."  I did off a cornice at Targhee.  The first time was fine.  On the second time around, I started about 3 or 5 feet back from the lip to get a little speed, but got way more than I expected.  I did a Road Runner / Coyote thing -- "Holy moly, the ground is a long ways down!" ... and it ended about the way it usually ends for the Coyote.

post #39 of 39
Dan,

That was nice of you to say "hello" to your sister in the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhooebwZQBM at 1:39




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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

So much hate!  Bush, I didn't post to brag or other, it wasn't me, so what would be the point? Trust me, if You knew who Dan is, He has nothing to prove.  Geeze, it's not a contest, no one is making any claims it was just informative to give some perspective, regardless of your belief or not it was around 20' so I don't see the point in this discussion. Dan is one of the early "extreme" skiers who has a history of drops and hucks that are several times as long. Just check out the 12 Warren Miller movies he was in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhooebwZQBM  make sure you watch this one first. I think you might enjoy this one! Great 80's gear!

http://www.zoominfo.com/people/Egan_Dan_9275584.aspx


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