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This is why the ancient Polynesians surfed on water, not houses

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member


    Found with minimum commentary at Daily Stoke, who reposted it from Backcountry.com's blog.

    I'm curious what his plan was. I mean, he gets to the edge of the roof and ... what, exactly? The ugliest drop-in of all time?

  2. Is that Angola?
  3. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    That is beyond awesome. It's, like, awesomer.
  4. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Not by my logic.
  5. waterytart

    waterytart Active Member

    Somebody who really hates him said this will have him ready for Mavericks?
  6. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Why, yes. Yes, it would. Or not. :D

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    People have died there, so in his case I would say not.

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  7. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

  8. waterytart

    waterytart Active Member

    I was living in Hawaii when Foo died. As you would imagine, the local interest was high. The best piece I saw, though, was Krakauer's:

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  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Good question. Looks like one of those deals where if everything went perfectly, he might just have a broken femur.
  10. KG

    KG Active Member

    Maybe he was expecting the weight to be distributed throughout the board when he landed. It's even short for a one-story, not that high. I've jumped from that high plenty of times back when I was young and stupid.
  11. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    I wouldn't be dumb enough to try it on a tin roof.
  12. Leaving the board behind is never a good thing.
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