Biking and skiing Corbet's!

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  1. UGASkiDawg

    UGASkiDawg AKA David Pugski Ski Tester

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  2. tball

    tball Unzipped Skier

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  3. SKI-3PO

    SKI-3PO Out on the slopes Skier

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  4. at_nyc

    at_nyc Getting off the lift Pass Pulled

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    Awesome!
     
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  6. cosmoliu

    cosmoliu Getting off the lift Skier

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    Clicked on the "making of" video that came up:

     
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    crgildart Gravity Slave Skier

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    Doidn't watch the making of.. but looks like they rode the run out with their rear brake fully locked sitting on the locked rear wheel all the way down
     
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  8. François Pugh

    François Pugh Out on the slopes Skier

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    You should watch it; it's very revealing. The stunt wasn't as easy as it looks.
    BTW, there is no way I would do that on a bike. The thought of that seat anywhere near my crotch going over that terrain at speed is more than I want to even think about.
     
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  9. at_nyc

    at_nyc Getting off the lift Pass Pulled

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    They did mentioned "it takes a special someone..." to do that kind of stunt.

    I enjoy watching the "making of" video. Peal away the glitz, makes it feel a lot more real.

    The bike control was amazing!
     
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    crgildart Gravity Slave Skier

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    ^^^^Reminds me of the balls we see with some of the crazier long boarders bombing mountain highways passing cars. I had a conversation with someone a few years ago saying it was only a matter of time until someone dropped Corbetts on a mountain bike. I was talking about some cray pro going for it in the summer on dirt and rocks though..
     
  11. Monique

    Monique bounceswoosh Skier

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    YOU GUYS

    I just want to point out that one of the riders was Casey Brown.

    Like, a female type person.

    That is all.

    Okay, that's not all.

    https://www.tetongravity.com/feature/bike/breaking-through-casey


    Just after 7:30, McCaul is the first to jump. He lands smoothly, then rockets through the couloir before augering his front tire into the snow and wiping out. Still, he’s unscathed and Brown seems buoyed by his success.

    “Do you still want to do this?” asks Schaffer. “Oh, yeah,” says Brown.

    Ten minutes later, the radio crackles. “Thirty seconds,” the voice says. Brown adjusts her blue and red full-face helmet, wraps her hands around her handlebars, and lowers her head.

    “Three…two…one…drop!”

    Brown pushes off and heads toward the lip of the couloir. As she takes flight, the group falls completely silent. Brown is in the air for two intense seconds, and then… “She stuck it!” shouts somebody from the TGR crew.

    As soon as Brown hits the snow, she begins picking up a tremendous amount of speed. Unable to use her brakes on the slick surface, she begins careering down at over 60 miles per hour, hitting undulations that cause her to hover above the surface. Finally, about 300 feet down, her bike rotates and Brown goes flying over the handlebars, landing headfirst, then tomahawking 50 feet down the mountain. When she stops sliding, she raises her hands in the air.

    When I finally make it down to Brown, about 20 minutes after her crash, she’s stretching her back and wiping crusted blood from the end of her nose. “I was going so fast!” she says. She giggles a little and tilts her head to one side to work out a kink. “But I made it,” she says. “I’m still alive.”
     
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  12. François Pugh

    François Pugh Out on the slopes Skier

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    I have three children. Two of which are female type persons. I expect no less of them (and no more) than I expect from my son.
     
  13. fatbob

    fatbob Out on the slopes Skier Inactive

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    Interesting that she wasn't wearing a neck brace. Mind you I imagine that comes with its own helmet thread arguments.
     
  14. Monique

    Monique bounceswoosh Skier

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    Absolutely. But I'll continue to be excited about seeing women do things like this until it's so normal that it's, well, normal and not noteworthy. I don't think we're there yet.
     
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  15. Itinerant skier

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    That. Was. Awesome.
     
  16. Tom K.

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    Sheesh!

    Two "team mates" really sending it in my old home stomping grounds.

    Great way to start the day, thanks for the links!
     
  17. at_nyc

    at_nyc Getting off the lift Pass Pulled

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    I'm not so sure.

    It isn't exactly "normal" to jump off Corbet's, have uncontrolled slide at 60 mph till one crashes and rag doll for 50 yards.

    Women tend to do a lot fewer of "things like this" because they have better sense of self-preservation (or they are typically not pressured into doing such things by their peer).

    So I'm not sure it's a good thing to see more women doing such dangerous stunt.

    She's one super talented rider! Hope she keeps it together and have a long and illustrious career.
     
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  18. Frankly

    Frankly Upwind of NY Pass Pulled

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    There is plenty of readily observable and easy to study evidence that supports women being more cautious throughout our evolution. Not that they aren't brave, just that they don't usually take avoidable stupid risks. Thanks Mom!

    Outliers are welcome but neither should we be pressuring women to conform to self-destructive third-wave feminist contradictory values... suicide by gravity is just that.
     
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  19. scott43

    scott43 Making fresh tracks Skier

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    I've done some silly stuff on bikes in snow..big problem, as they probably knew, front wheel digs in! :D Pretty mad skillz..on the plus side, hurts less when you bin it..
     
  20. tball

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    So, why are they not on fat bikes? It seems to me wider tires would help, but it's their lives on the line so there must be a reason.
     

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