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Gap Jump 2: electric boogaloo

narlus

Eastcoast Softcore
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Nov 7, 2001
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behind the viewfinder
today we trudged the 50' to our neighbor's yard to see what the older kids and colder overnight weather did to the jump. changes included a taller lip and more hard-packed run-in. an opportunity for bigger air.

so away i went w/ the shovel, building a berm to keep the sled on target to the lip, and to build the tranny up again (you land in the road, so it was mowed down). i have new-found respect for dirt jumper creators...moving snow was enough work; i imagine dirt ups the factor by several fold.

anyway, enough yammering, let's see some action!

but first, last night's sunset:


here's otis, trying a motowhip w/ the saucer:


miles, thinking about pelting otis w/ snow on the way down:


miles, not so sure about this new jump:


otis off the lip:


houston, we have lift-off:


otis, going into orbit:


miles, winner of the big air competition:
 

BKQuill

Turbo Monkey
Dec 19, 2004
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How irresponsible to be letting, no, encouraging, little kids to be jumping in the road, I think Children Social Services would like to have a little chat with ya.

Just messing with ya, the little guys look like they are having a blast.

It's seeing pics that I wish we lived up north, but then I go outside and it's sunny and in the mid 50's and we're riding the trails, I quickly remember why we still live in the South.
 

BKQuill

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Dec 19, 2004
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Ya know something, the little guys can always get away with just helmets, and the fact that they have enough "layers" on. I on the other hand, would be required to wear a full face and complete body armor on.

They do look like they are having a blast, they are lucky to have a fun dad around. Props to ya!!
 

kinghami3

Future Turbo Monkey
Jun 1, 2004
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BKQuill said:
Ya know something, the little guys can always get away with just helmets, and the fact that they have enough "layers" on. I on the other hand, would be required to wear a full face and complete body armor on.
Kids bounce :) I remember when I would jump off of anything, now I look at those same things and think "hell no, I would break myself."
 

skinny mike

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Jan 24, 2005
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kinghami3 said:
Kids bounce :) I remember when I would jump off of anything, now I look at those same things and think "hell no, I would break myself."
i saw proof of that today. i was at nashoba valley and as i was going the lift i saw this kid bombing straight down the hill on skis who i knew was going to crash somehow and as the kid tried to turn at the bottom to stop he or she slammed into a vending machine. a few feet to the left or right and they would have nailed the snack shack which does not give like the machine did. needless to say, i started laughing when i saw it because the kid just plowed into the thing going like 25. luckily they had a helmet on.
 

rpk1988

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Dec 6, 2004
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Wow thats awesome. How much snow did you get? Wow I am feeling some E-Braking/ Donuts on that road that you have there.
 

Westy

the teste
Nov 22, 2002
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This thread makes me smile.

I wish I had pictures of sledding. I had the worlds best sledding hill in my back yard growing up.