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Old 06-02-2005   #1
 
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could there be a forward 1 1/2 loop in our future?

The upper Salida hole is working so well that I have seen some incredibly high and clean air loops which hint of the possibility of a 1 1/2 loop. The little boats can't pop enough (though they easily do retentive doubles), but we've witnessed a Super Star (pilot to remain in the pro-deal protection program) cleanly horizontal some 6 feet above the pile and somewhat over rotated upon reentry. Who will be the first to lunar launch and jackknife their body so hard as to accomplish a tail landing? Would that actually result in a double loop? Might we see it in this year's compitition? It seems the stakes have been raised. Play parks, specialized boat designs, and the pro-athletes have yet to stop dreaming of the potential of our sport. Same goes for the Creekers. I recall discussing a class VI rapid, which we were portaging in the Black Canyon 15 years ago, about how someday when the Hover-Yak 2000 was designed we would conquer it. I'm sure its had its cherry popped since then. It was tempting in a Crossfire in those days. WHAT A GREAT ERA WE ARE IN WITH THE NEW EQUIPMENT. ANYTHING SEEMS POSSIBLE.

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we all think we have seen some big loops in our day. I probably would have lost it if i saw these in person. http://www.jacksonkayak.com/jkstorie...icle=200506011
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