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Could a snowboarder land it off the ski jump?

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Watching some of the ski jumping this week and reading that the IOC is considering adding Slopestyle Snowboard as an Olympic event got me thinking about what other snowboard events might work.

We already have a thread going on snowboard downhill but what about snowboard jumping?

I see a 220 wide board with some special flex binding so you can lean way forward and fly that thing.

Of course someone would just have to throw a back flip into the mix :cool:

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I think we'd see a lot more crashes. But maybe it's just me.... Traveling in a straight line, base flat, is still the most scary thing about snowboarding. I love jumping and I'd love to try a distance jump on skis (I'd have to start on something smaller than what the Olympians are using...), but I don't even want to try it on a snowboard.

Is it just me, or are snowboards just inherently not as stable as skis when it comes to bombing with the base flat?

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Not this girl. I've stood at the top of the COP 90 metre jump, and there is no way I'd be going down that thing on skis, a board, or anything else. :)

Although the guys at work were discussing the logistics of taking a zorbing ball off it ... THAT would be a rush.

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Ask Mads:eplus2:

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