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Help with next season's cliff jumping.

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Next season I've decided to up the level of air I'll be throwing and I wanted to get some input from the folks on the board. I've actually been eyeing a particular line that I want to huck and I'm trying to figure out exactly how best to hit that sucker. Here's how it breaks down

 

Basically, I'm going to launch off a 500ft drop onto a pillow that's about seven inches square. I'll need to keep it simple on the first drop so I don't think anything more aggressive than a couple of flips is in order. Now here is the part where I can get more creative since the drop from the first pillow down to the second one is only 175 ft - plus I have a solid two feet of surface to play with. Real opportunity for folks to help with some really creative ideas. Final drop is another 135ft onto some dense woods so I'll have to keep it focused when I stomp that landing - good news is that we are only dealing with a 65 degree pitch.

 

Oh yeah, and since this is the gear forum, which skis should I use?

 

Thanks for all your input.

 

El Skier 

post #2 of 10

Sounds to me that you should use the last skis you will ever buy.

post #3 of 10

Chaos - why the name change ?????????????????????????????

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Originally Posted by elskier View Post

I'm a 6"0' 165 advanced (not expert) skier. Ski mostly Squaw Valley. For those who know the mountain I like skiing Paulsons gully area, squaw creek lift line, hidden stash, Granite, Headwall, KT etc etc don't huck cliffs, I like tighter lines. I also like bumps though I by no means zipper them.

With that in mind, I'm trying to choose between the 178 and 188 Rossi S7. I currently ski a pair of atomic snoops in 176. I understand the S7 skis shorter, but I'm not sure how the 178 and 188 compare.

Thanks upfront for your help

So, taking the full leap from NOT cliff jumping to 500'ers. Either A. You are bored and just trying to be funny, or B. Contact Boeing or McDonnell-Douglas, they might have something for you. 

post #5 of 10

Snowblades a saucer and some Jack Daniels will be all you need for equipment. As for technique, forget all those lame flips and spins. You'll have time for a quad-twist triple-backscratcher hexa-daffy.

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So, taking the full leap from NOT cliff jumping to 500'ers. Either A. You are bored and just trying to be funny, or B. Contact Boeing or McDonnell-Douglas, they might have something for you. 





Someone has clearly hijacked my account! The b@*%!?ds! I've been hucking 10 footers for at least 6 months! Called into Boeing, they said they'll get back to me, something about being busy with some war thing in the mid-east.

As far as being bored: dog days of summer my friend. And trying to be funny? Don't have a funny bone in my body ;-)
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Snowblades a saucer and some Jack Daniels will be all you need for equipment. As for technique, forget all those lame flips and spins. You'll have time for a quad-twist triple-backscratcher hexa-daffy.





Jack Daniels Single Barrel - given the occasion?
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Jack Daniels Single Barrel - given the occasion?

I dunno, but mix it with some Red Bull - Gives You Wings.
 

post #9 of 10

I find that when I hit 500'ers, any ski with a waist over 112 makes the landing too abrupt.

post #10 of 10

Aren't they one and the same?

 

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 B. Contact Boeing or McDonnell-Douglas, they might have something for you. 

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