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HTH


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Big Air
Date Posted: 15.26hrs on Mon 8 Jan 07
This is one way of dealing with a run which has large breaks in it...winking smiley

[www.youtube.com]

Anybody tried this technique?
growwild


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Re: Big Air
Date Posted: 15.33hrs on Mon 8 Jan 07
OOOHH feck me!!

He's nuts, a couldnae watch it aw, its making a stomach go aw funny everytime he comes close tae the rocks!!

Did he make it, or his he dead??
HTH


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Re: Big Air
Date Posted: 15.41hrs on Mon 8 Jan 07
Yep, it gets a bit close to the rocks. - It looks to me like he survived to download the video.

Maybe not the biggest "download" he made on the day? - Can safely say I will never possess the necessary skills to attempt this.
growwild


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Re: Big Air
Date Posted: 15.47hrs on Mon 8 Jan 07
Someone might of just found him lying in a heap and stuck the vid on for him,lol..


IanS


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Re: Big Air
Date Posted: 16.13hrs on Mon 8 Jan 07
Wow, certainly adds a new dimension to rock hopping.
h11lly


Guest
Re: Big Air
Date Posted: 19.41hrs on Mon 8 Jan 07
Only watched it once and I've never paraglided, but what struck me is that these paragliders must be very manouverable as he seemed to managed to "just miss" an awful lot of hazards.

Anyone here done it? Are they very manouverable or was he just an exceptionally skilled or exceptionally lucky pilot?
BanskoBulgaria


Guest
Re: Big Air
Date Posted: 21.09hrs on Mon 8 Jan 07
Nutter!
boarderdownunder


Guest
Re: Big Air
Date Posted: 10.20hrs on Tue 9 Jan 07
Wasn't there a brief fashion for uphill paragliding on skis in Scotland, in the late 80s I think? I never saw it done but I believe there were problems with developing a reliable quick-release mechanism to escape from the kit - as people kept getting dragged over rocks by vicious scottish gusts.
boardstupid


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Re: Big Air
Date Posted: 10.47hrs on Tue 9 Jan 07
anyone tried snow kiting? same idea, looks pretty sweet also have a look at the below
[www.youtube.com]

pretty nuts too!

Barney


Guest
Re: Big Air
Date Posted: 12.14hrs on Tue 9 Jan 07
I saw a guy kite-boarding at Glen Coe last year. He was getting some pretty big air.
growwild


Guest
Re: Big Air
Date Posted: 12.40hrs on Tue 9 Jan 07
I've got a 3.5m kite, never tried it on snow. I found it pretty hard just tae keep it up, and to keep ma feet on the ground.... It lifted ma mate a fair old height, then dropped him, he smashed his ancle to bits.....

al probaly take it up Glencoe a few times this year, if any of yas want a shot give me a shout, but use it at your own risk, as in any injurys and its nowt tae dae wi me!!
boardstupid


Guest
Re: Big Air
Date Posted: 11.59hrs on Wed 10 Jan 07
I got a 3.5 beamer for kite boarding n i have had around 30mph out of it at st andrews beach, dont fancy it on a snowboard though...........15......20....25....30mph wooo hoooo.......oh shht massive rock..crash bang...broken head...glencoe ski patrol....stretcher....ambulance....hospital.....and a ban on kiting haha
punx


Guest
Re: Big Air
Date Posted: 00.43hrs on Fri 12 Jan 07
kite skiing look scray
murdtronic


Guest
Re: Big Air
Date Posted: 15.04hrs on Sun 21 Jan 07
Ski Sunday today interviwed the guy that was in that video
teleski


Guest
Re: Big Air
Date Posted: 18.18hrs on Sun 21 Jan 07
ONe way of avoiding rocks / avalanches on the Flypaper!

I saw the guys kiteboarding up at Glencoe last year too. Looked pretty good but not quite so scarey - they were on the plateau! Saves waiting in the lift queue I suppose.
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