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01-07-2013 09:15 PM
ig88
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Originally Posted by sheepstealer View Post
Our resort in NH just got one installed. It's $15 for four jumps, but your first jump you are required to straight air, so you're really paying for 3 jumps where you can actually practice tricks. Rates will probably vary though.

I coach younger kids and we were on it all Sunday morning - its super fun. Backflips are easy enough once you figure out to pop off the lip. I think these things are great for learning how to do bigger spins and then incorporating corks into the rotations.

You CAN get hurt on these things. Our mountain has seen mostly collarbone fractures from people landing on their upper neck/shoulder. There was a spiral tibia fracture yesterday - skier tried to spin big and landed - his foot and knee stopped spinning but his torso kept going. Snap. Ouch.

Be sure to get a tutorial from someone in the know about these things before going really big. There is less risk than a normal jump but it is not 100% safe.

Safety aside - super fun. Definitely go do it!!
How naive was I to suspect these things were charged on a per-day basis. Thanks here to the people who caution everyone that some accidents still occur on these bag jumps.
01-07-2013 09:12 AM
sheepstealer Our resort in NH just got one installed. It's $15 for four jumps, but your first jump you are required to straight air, so you're really paying for 3 jumps where you can actually practice tricks. Rates will probably vary though.

I coach younger kids and we were on it all Sunday morning - its super fun. Backflips are easy enough once you figure out to pop off the lip. I think these things are great for learning how to do bigger spins and then incorporating corks into the rotations.

You CAN get hurt on these things. Our mountain has seen mostly collarbone fractures from people landing on their upper neck/shoulder. There was a spiral tibia fracture yesterday - skier tried to spin big and landed - his foot and knee stopped spinning but his torso kept going. Snap. Ouch.

Be sure to get a tutorial from someone in the know about these things before going really big. There is less risk than a normal jump but it is not 100% safe.

Safety aside - super fun. Definitely go do it!!
01-07-2013 08:43 AM
ig88 How much is it to play the bag jump?
01-07-2013 06:42 AM
GnarlyBro Do the bag!!!!! SOOOOOO FUN...feels like landing on a cloud
11-11-2011 03:31 PM
hellside You don't want the forward momentum to hurt you when you land. It may hurt if you try to stomp the landing. If you face plant, you may get bruises from your goggle. It is possible to undershoot (when the snow is sticky in the spring) and overshoot so you need to be careful with your speed.
11-11-2011 01:35 PM
lisevolution I'm also going to chime in on this and say it is definitely not Zero consequences... they have one installed at Windham here in NY and it is definitely fun to launch yourself and try grabs and spins you would never consider trying otherwise. That said I've seen some pretty gnarly accidents on that thing. One of the first times I was up there after it was installed, I watched someone come in too hot and launch themselves off the back of the bag. Another time there was still a person trying to get off the bag and they still let someone take off and the person trying to get off got shot off the edge of the thing.

Still even with that it's a sick experience and definitely worth the extra cost. Just don't be stupid and you'll be fine.
11-06-2011 07:48 PM
slyder
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Originally Posted by newguy36 View Post
What hill?
Granite Peak Jan 5-7
I'm probably gonna drive up for a single day, leave 6am Sat morning drive back that night.
Best case scenario if wife lets me. Me and the kids will drive up Fri morning and stay one night then drive home Sat night.
11-06-2011 07:01 PM
newguy36 What hill?
11-06-2011 02:03 PM
john doe No expirience with airbags but alot with trampolines and foam pits. Be aware that it is still very possible to hurt yourself. One of my bad expiriences was trying to spin as much as I could into a foam pit on my skates. I jumped off to the side trying to huck it. Every time I came around I just saw to the side getting closer and closer. I landed in the foam but only a few inches from the side. Going off the side of the bag is the biggest concern. Being flexable is the biggest advantage you can have for when you land on your head. I've done that a few times on a trampoline. Being flexible enough to get my fott behind my head saved me there.
11-06-2011 12:57 PM
slyder Ya looks like we are gonna try to make the trip. I'll keep everyone posted. 1st week of Jan, so a bit off yet.
Tons of pics for sure !!!!
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