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Gap Jump 2: electric boogaloo

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by narlus, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    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:
     

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  2. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Last night the sunset was incredible! I was out driving in it and it was amazing.

    Nice pics , the kids look like thay are having a good time , after the first misgivings
     
  3. BKQuill

    BKQuill Turbo Monkey

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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.
     
  4. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    the helmets were the concession to safety. ;)
     
  5. BKQuill

    BKQuill Turbo Monkey

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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!!
     
  6. kinghami3

    kinghami3 Future Turbo Monkey

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    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."
     
  7. BKQuill

    BKQuill Turbo Monkey

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    At 37yo, I feel your pain brother, I feel your pain...
     
  8. kinghami3

    kinghami3 Future Turbo Monkey

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    And I'm only 20 too... Narlus, keep letting those kids have fun while they still can!
     
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    I couldnt believe the sunset out in these parts last night. Fortunately, I got to enjoy it from the seat of my snowmobile:thumb:
     
  10. dexterq20

    dexterq20 Turbo Monkey

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    I can't help but think that the title of this thread was influenced by a Minus the Bear song...
     
  11. kinghami3

    kinghami3 Future Turbo Monkey

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    I knew I recognized it! Get me naked 2: electric boogaloo. Good catch dexter.
     
  12. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    How much fun are they having? :)
     
  13. skinny mike

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    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.
     
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    What's that gap? Like 10-12 Pinkbike feet?:) Awesome! You've got some daredevils there.

    toby
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Rock onto: electric avenue
     
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    that looks like so much fun!
     
  19. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    Sweet! Hat looks like little kid heaven.