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How not to ski big lines

Postby its_not_a_tuba » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:09 am

"Wilderness settles peace on the soul because it needs no help. It is beyond human contrivance." -- E.O. Wilson

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Re: How not to ski big lines

Postby tmathews » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:14 am

Wow, he got lucky. :shock:

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Re: How not to ski big lines

Postby Theodore » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:19 am

Ouch. Darwin must have been napping on that one!

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Re: How not to ski big lines

Postby speth » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:09 pm

Wow... How did he manage to keep his skis on his feet?
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Re: How not to ski big lines

Postby rickinco123 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:16 pm

What strikes me about that video is how slowly he was sliding backwards before he fell, my guess is that he was gassed from the climb and didn't realize how close to the edge he was, he was really casual going backwards.

A real badass to have the presence of mind and skill while tumbling backwards over the rocks to get his feet under him, I am truly amazed by that.

Fascinating to say the least.

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Re: How not to ski big lines

Postby Theodore » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:24 pm

speth wrote:Wow... How did he manage to keep his skis on his feet?


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Re: How not to ski big lines

Postby BobbyFinn » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:38 pm

Does that qualify as a first descent?
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Re: How not to ski big lines

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:55 pm

Step #1: Place skis perpendicular to slope.

Sweet video
Only SNOW will end the madness

Re: How not to ski big lines

Postby its_not_a_tuba » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:59 pm

BillMiddlebrook wrote:Step #1: Place skis perpendicular to slope.

Sweet video


Step 2: Do not ski switch off cliff.
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Re: How not to ski big lines

Postby YooperJonKornely » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:39 pm

Imagine the feeling in his gut when he started sliding backwards! :shock:

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Re: How not to ski big lines

Postby Oman » Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:34 pm

Don't want to be too cynical here, but is anyone thinking this might be a viral ad? The lens is snow-covered for the first part of the fall, then totally cleared by the end. On a fall like this, wouldn't arms be flailing in front of the lens? How does a camera stay intact while its wearer is tomahawking? Isn't there a chance that Elvis is still alive and secretly advising the Trilateral Commission?

If this is real, it's amazing.

Re: How not to ski big lines

Postby its_not_a_tuba » Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:37 pm

Oman wrote:Don't want to be too cynical here, but is anyone thinking this might be a viral ad? The lens is snow-covered for the first part of the fall, then totally cleared by the end. On a fall like this, wouldn't arms be flailing in front of the lens? How does a camera stay intact while its wearer is tomahawking? Isn't there a chance that Elvis is still alive and secretly advising the Trilateral Commission?

If this is real, it's amazing.


The thought has definitely crossed my mind, either for Gopro or Marker. I don't really care either way though since it is either incredible footage of an incredibly lucky man or an incredibly well done and brilliant viral ad. I guess we'll know in the next few days or so.
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