First Ski Jump


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Zia is in the 4th grade, so she's probably nine or ten years old. Here, she wears a camera while taking her first run on the ski jump. She's certainly got more guts than I do! This is my vision of ski jumping. -via reddit

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It's clear from the audio that this isn't her first ski jump; just her first ski jump this size. She asks about if it's faster, and takes solace in that although it's longer, it's "just a bigger 20". She is clearly comparing the jump to other jumps she's done.

I'll always think of your last link as "the agony of defeat".
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Her sheer jubilation at the end is amazing. Neat!

The scariest part might be the skinny ramp. There's no margin for error and no bailing out if you have second thoughts on the way down! I've done plenty of jumps on regular slopes, but that little ramp would make me weak in the knees.
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Didn't have the sound on, so the first minute of it was pointless. I had to play the jump part again, since it didn't look like she actually left the ground at first.

I'd be too chicken to do it.
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