[11/15/2008: updated with the full sequence of shots]
Just got a funny picture from the Gorge from last summer that I’d thought I’d share. It’s one heck of a of a wipeout sequence of a backloop on a big day at Arlington last year in the summer:
Nice start but oops there go the feet out of the straps.
No feet = no good, so let’s hit the emergency exit button. Toss, toss…
Hey were are you going? Come back, come back!!! Gear took off another way. Airwalking home…
I remember this day and this wipeout on a backloop in particular – the board just got away from me as I slipped out of the footstraps. I went one way (down) and the board went another. I particularily like the last picture with the horrified look, of the gear taking off even higher.
Fun… and no wipeouts like this are generally harmless although falling out of the sky from 15 feet or so can make for a bad landing at times. I’m used to it – there are more wipeouts than landings of these :-}.
Thanks to Richard Hallman who got these shots and also another nice sequence from a different day also at Arlington that I think is also extremely awesome and so memorable of last year’s epic sessions out at Arlington. And maybe not as embarrassing as the big wipeout above.
Big waves on the Columbia River at Arlington. This is NOT the ocean!
And yes – I’m proud to say I made that cutback and sailed away from it.
Also a memorable day. It was blowing mid 40’s (mph) that day and it was late in the day – by the end of the day I was the only one left out on the water after a 4.5 hour session in this madhouse wind. I think that was the best day I’ve ever had in the Gorge… ah memories.
Bummer I didn’t get to see any days like this year in my short time in the Gorge. Next year.
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