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(Yahoo)   Apparently a "Cab Double Cork 1440" is an actual thing in Olympic sports and if you fark one up, it can lead to life threatening injuries   ( sports.yahoo.com) divider line
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2018-01-11 12:25:36 PM  
Meanwhile, on the Ocho:
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2018-01-11 12:40:37 PM  
A Cab Double Cork 1440? I think I have one of those in my wine cellar.
 
2018-01-11 01:21:27 PM  
Don't worry.  If you try to watch the Olympics you'll learn all about it.  All  .   About   .   It.
 
2018-01-11 02:06:07 PM  
1440 = 4 rotations laterally.
Double Cork = goes inverted twice while spinning the 4 rotations.
Cab = approaches the jump with his non dominant foot and spins facing downhill first, or front side.

Shaun White is an asshole.
A very very very talented asshole.
 
2018-01-11 02:13:30 PM  
"sport"
 
2018-01-11 02:16:38 PM  

Markoff_Cheney: 1440 = 4 rotations laterally.
Double Cork = goes inverted twice while spinning the 4 rotations.
Cab = approaches the jump with his non dominant foot and spins facing downhill first, or front side.

Shaun White is an asshole.
A very very very talented asshole.


I'd be worried for my health trying to make it down the pipe doing any kind of jump, the shiat those guys are doing is insane
 
2018-01-11 02:21:37 PM  

martissimo: the shiat those guys are doing is insane


Indeed, and half pipe is actually one of the scariest things to do.  Jumps are at least pretty straight forward in concept to your lizard brain take off from ramp, spot landing, yay.  In a half pipe you are constantly heading full speed at either a 90 degree vertical wall, or back down to the flat ground with only a dozen or so feet of transition as room for error.
Everything in your head tries to get your body to brake check or flinch, it is really hard to get over.  I never did, best I ever could do was get 5-7 feet above the lip on a perfect day in perfect light.
These guys are farking insane.
 
2018-01-11 02:24:38 PM  

Markoff_Cheney: martissimo: the shiat those guys are doing is insane

Indeed, and half pipe is actually one of the scariest things to do.  Jumps are at least pretty straight forward in concept to your lizard brain take off from ramp, spot landing, yay.  In a half pipe you are constantly heading full speed at either a 90 degree vertical wall, or back down to the flat ground with only a dozen or so feet of transition as room for error.
Everything in your head tries to get your body to brake check or flinch, it is really hard to get over.  I never did, best I ever could do was get 5-7 feet above the lip on a perfect day in perfect light.
These guys are farking insane.


Same. Had a shot @ an olympic size half before they made them bigger. Little floater above the lip and I was done, not to mention the thing is farking ice. I'll stick to back country thankyouverymuch. At least an avalanche will kill you dead, not break you off just so it can laugh at ya.
 
2018-01-11 02:30:35 PM  
It takes a different kind of person to not only risk but sustain injuries like these and keep going. I mean how many times has LIndsey Vonn destroyed herself? Then you have people like Jolene Van Vugt, almost dies in Nitro Circus and decides she's going to be a Hollywood stunt woman.
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You're welcome.

Then you got the real nut brigade like Travis Pastrana.
Just a short list of some of his injuries.
"
Injuries have often taken Pastrana off the circuit for weeks or months at a time. His medical records include: a dislocated spine, he has torn his ACL, PCL, LCL, MCL and meniscus in his left knee, broken his tibia and fibula, he's had surgery on his left wrist twice, left thumb once, two surgeries on his back, one on his right elbow, nine on his left knee, six on the right knee, one shoulder surgery which left him with the only piece of metal he has in his body.[32]"
 
2018-01-11 02:51:46 PM  
For more info on this, I refer you to: we did our post-brain injury rehab at the same hospital.
 
2018-01-11 02:54:43 PM  
What about a Kick-ass Blaster?
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/I know, I know. The pic is from the totally not lame ski ballet and not the jump.
 
2018-01-11 02:58:49 PM  
O i got some kind of virus alert scam page to pop up clicking that link...anyone else?
 
2018-01-11 03:09:25 PM  

Hospitaller: O i got some kind of virus alert scam page to pop up clicking that link...anyone else?


That's coming from Fark and not the destination. It happens on random clicks to links no matter what the source.   Been happening for weeks now, only on my phone though.   Complained to the "proper authorities" but nothing is happening
 
2018-01-11 03:17:16 PM  

Hospitaller: O i got some kind of virus alert scam page to pop up clicking that link...anyone else?


yes
 
2018-01-11 03:32:12 PM  

Luse: At least an avalanche will kill you dead, not break you off just so it can laugh at ya.


Buried in an avalanche to slowly suffocate does not sound fun either, but at least you earned it if you die in an avalanche.
 
2018-01-11 03:35:44 PM  

Markoff_Cheney: Luse: At least an avalanche will kill you dead, not break you off just so it can laugh at ya.

Buried in an avalanche to slowly suffocate does not sound fun either, but at least you earned it if you die in an avalanche.


Of course that is only ONE option the avalanche has for you.  Wrapped around a tree in agonizing pain while suffocating... that is like, next level doom.
 
2018-01-11 04:03:53 PM  

Demetrius: A Cab Double Cork 1440? I think I have one of those in my wine cellar.


I want to party with you.
 
2018-01-11 04:04:05 PM  
Why isn't skateboarding an Olympic event?

You can make it a multi-Discipline judged event (form, transition, difficulty, landing)

Day 1, street style, must complete the course in prescribed amount of time with a prescribed set of tricks (similar to figure skating), the course changes each olympics
Day 2, halfpipe, given a list of six tricks to do in no particular order, must be completed within 9 vertical accention
Day 3, skate park, top 15 riders are given 4 minutes on a skate park set up to do whatever they want (freestyle)
 
2018-01-11 04:09:12 PM  

Markoff_Cheney: Luse: At least an avalanche will kill you dead, not break you off just so it can laugh at ya.

Buried in an avalanche to slowly suffocate does not sound fun either, but at least you earned it if you die in an avalanche.


Don't get me wrong, I'd like to avoid the avie as well. Most victims I heard of were gone almost immediately. Coroner I knew said to imagine being put in tumble dry with several dozen boulders.

Love back country for the pow but fortunately have always had enough sense to say nope when conditions aren't right. Closest call I've had was when a rapid moving storm swept in. Within minutes it went from perfect day to near complete whiteout. Fortunately we were relatively close to the lodge, knew a shortcut and the 2 people I was with could ride well.
Spent the rest of the night in the lodge nursing hot drinks.
 
2018-01-11 04:22:50 PM  

morg: What about a Kick-ass Blaster?


Are you qualified for that?
 
2018-01-11 05:38:17 PM  

AuralArgument: Why isn't skateboarding an Olympic event?

You can make it a multi-Discipline judged event (form, transition, difficulty, landing)

Day 1, street style, must complete the course in prescribed amount of time with a prescribed set of tricks (similar to figure skating), the course changes each olympics
Day 2, halfpipe, given a list of six tricks to do in no particular order, must be completed within 9 vertical accention
Day 3, skate park, top 15 riders are given 4 minutes on a skate park set up to do whatever they want (freestyle)


It is. The 2020 Tokyo games are going have street and bowl contests.
 
2018-01-11 06:42:44 PM  

Luse: Markoff_Cheney: Luse: At least an avalanche will kill you dead, not break you off just so it can laugh at ya.

Buried in an avalanche to slowly suffocate does not sound fun either, but at least you earned it if you die in an avalanche.

Don't get me wrong, I'd like to avoid the avie as well. Most victims I heard of were gone almost immediately. Coroner I knew said to imagine being put in tumble dry with several dozen boulders.

Love back country for the pow but fortunately have always had enough sense to say nope when conditions aren't right. Closest call I've had was when a rapid moving storm swept in. Within minutes it went from perfect day to near complete whiteout. Fortunately we were relatively close to the lodge, knew a shortcut and the 2 people I was with could ride well.
Spent the rest of the night in the lodge nursing hot drinks.


We once triggered a slab up on Loveland Pass while we were strapping in on the ridge line once.  It was about a foot and a half thick and 200 or so feet wide, broke off about 5 feet in front of where we were strapping in.  Nothing  too scary, but it was spooky enough to make us turn back down to a mellower grade before actually dropping in and we stayed on that side of the slide the rest of the day.

Never had the good gear to do super scary shiat in the BC, was perfectly content with hikeable stuff on the pass and stuff through backcountry gates that lead to a mellow hitch hike back to the lifts.
 
2018-01-11 07:05:57 PM  

Markoff_Cheney: Luse: Markoff_Cheney: Luse: At least an avalanche will kill you dead, not break you off just so it can laugh at ya.

Buried in an avalanche to slowly suffocate does not sound fun either, but at least you earned it if you die in an avalanche.

Don't get me wrong, I'd like to avoid the avie as well. Most victims I heard of were gone almost immediately. Coroner I knew said to imagine being put in tumble dry with several dozen boulders.

Love back country for the pow but fortunately have always had enough sense to say nope when conditions aren't right. Closest call I've had was when a rapid moving storm swept in. Within minutes it went from perfect day to near complete whiteout. Fortunately we were relatively close to the lodge, knew a shortcut and the 2 people I was with could ride well.
Spent the rest of the night in the lodge nursing hot drinks.

We once triggered a slab up on Loveland Pass while we were strapping in on the ridge line once.  It was about a foot and a half thick and 200 or so feet wide, broke off about 5 feet in front of where we were strapping in.  Nothing  too scary, but it was spooky enough to make us turn back down to a mellower grade before actually dropping in and we stayed on that side of the slide the rest of the day.

Never had the good gear to do super scary shiat in the BC, was perfectly content with hikeable stuff on the pass and stuff through backcountry gates that lead to a mellow hitch hike back to the lifts.


Holy crap! Yeah, the whistling sound you'd hear would be my sphincter slamming shut at incredible speeds.

Once made the mistake of riding down into the aftermath of one. Worst chunder I've ever seen, everything was solid ice and sharp as hell. It was kind of stupid but really cemented respect for avalanche warnings in my mind. The boom of 105mm howitzers is still among my favorite sounds.
 
2018-01-11 08:31:19 PM  

Luse: It takes a different kind of person to not only risk but sustain injuries like these and keep going. I mean how many times has LIndsey Vonn destroyed herself? Then you have people like Jolene Van Vugt, almost dies in Nitro Circus and decides she's going to be a Hollywood stunt woman.
[a.espncdn.com image 800x450]
You're welcome.

Then you got the real nut brigade like Travis Pastrana.
Just a short list of some of his injuries.
"
Injuries have often taken Pastrana off the circuit for weeks or months at a time. His medical records include: a dislocated spine, he has torn his ACL, PCL, LCL, MCL and meniscus in his left knee, broken his tibia and fibula, he's had surgery on his left wrist twice, left thumb once, two surgeries on his back, one on his right elbow, nine on his left knee, six on the right knee, one shoulder surgery which left him with the only piece of metal he has in his body.[32]"


That's not even the whole story. Watch 199 Lives: The Travis Pastrana Story (an ESPN doc). He's broken so much that he doesn't even remember the whole list. Not to mention close to, if not over 100 concussions. Nowdays just a slight hit on the head and he's out cold - it's why he barely rides anymore and prefers to drive.
 
2018-01-11 08:42:52 PM  

phimuskapsi: Luse: It takes a different kind of person to not only risk but sustain injuries like these and keep going. I mean how many times has LIndsey Vonn destroyed herself? Then you have people like Jolene Van Vugt, almost dies in Nitro Circus and decides she's going to be a Hollywood stunt woman.
[a.espncdn.com image 800x450]
You're welcome.

Then you got the real nut brigade like Travis Pastrana.
Just a short list of some of his injuries.
"
Injuries have often taken Pastrana off the circuit for weeks or months at a time. His medical records include: a dislocated spine, he has torn his ACL, PCL, LCL, MCL and meniscus in his left knee, broken his tibia and fibula, he's had surgery on his left wrist twice, left thumb once, two surgeries on his back, one on his right elbow, nine on his left knee, six on the right knee, one shoulder surgery which left him with the only piece of metal he has in his body.[32]"

That's not even the whole story. Watch 199 Lives: The Travis Pastrana Story (an ESPN doc). He's broken so much that he doesn't even remember the whole list. Not to mention close to, if not over 100 concussions. Nowdays just a slight hit on the head and he's out cold - it's why he barely rides anymore and prefers to drive.


Oh believe me I know. As I said, "short" list. Reading his list of injuries sounds like a list you might get after a village is hit by a disaster except this is all in one body.
 
2018-01-11 09:50:46 PM  
elpresidenteALO:

Awesome, thanks for pointing it out to me
 
2018-01-11 09:53:45 PM  
Markoff_Cheney

Never had the good gear to do super scary shiat in the BC,

If you mean riding in avalanche terrain during high hazard it wont matter if you have good gear or not, you have very high odds stacked against you and will likely die. Terrain analysis and route finding are imperative to learn as well as your weather (wind direction, temperature, etc.) and knowing the PWL's* in your snowpack. I love riding and live amidst some of the best terrain on the planet, but I don't ride avalanche terrain unless I am 99.9% certain of it not sliding. There is always safe terrain to ride when it's twitchy....nothing wrong with ripping groomers when sh*t is sideways......
    Hope you're having a good winter, keep it p-tex side down and stay safe.

* persistent weak layers
 
2018-01-11 10:59:24 PM  

New Age Redneck: Markoff_Cheney

Never had the good gear to do super scary shiat in the BC,

If you mean riding in avalanche terrain during high hazard it wont matter if you have good gear or not, you have very high odds stacked against you and will likely die. Terrain analysis and route finding are imperative to learn as well as your weather (wind direction, temperature, etc.) and knowing the PWL's* in your snowpack. I love riding and live amidst some of the best terrain on the planet, but I don't ride avalanche terrain unless I am 99.9% certain of it not sliding. There is always safe terrain to ride when it's twitchy....nothing wrong with ripping groomers when sh*t is sideways......
    Hope you're having a good winter, keep it p-tex side down and stay safe.

* persistent weak layers


Yeah, as I said, I never went further than an hour or two hike from the parking lot on a popular mountain pass and never during avalanche warning weeks.
 
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