Video: Making a bigger splash

Rider's eye view of a monster lake jump… so that's what action cams are for

by Tony Farrelly   August 9, 2013  

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As cyclists we're used to seeing jaw dropping footage shot on G0 Pro action cams and the like but usually they involve white vans or dodgy manoeuvres rather than a fast descent, 30 (at least) foot of air and a a very big splash - well two actually - the secret to lake jumping being of course being to hit the water as far away from the bike as possible. Oh, and not to miss the lake.

In fact given the speed he's going and the size of the ramp you'd have to say that hitting the ramp was probably harder than hitting the water, so chapeau for some top riding (and splashing) skills.

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Now id like to see someone do that on a tt bike!

posted by lookmanohands [78 posts]
9th August 2013 - 11:10

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that does look fun.... canal is only a mile away from me lol.

posted by billyman [122 posts]
9th August 2013 - 11:56

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Could have squeezed a couple of back somersaults into that the lightweight.

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posted by cidermart [446 posts]
9th August 2013 - 14:41

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judges:
UK: 9.4 for guts (speed when he met the ramp?)
US: 9.6 for distance (past the shallows!)
FRA: 5.7 for style (not elegant but good control)
GER: 9.2 for entry (nice splash)
CHN: 3.2 for difficulty (no spins, somersaults, etc)

posted by dino [57 posts]
9th August 2013 - 19:26

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See the full vid - some great flips and spins!

posted by big shug [36 posts]
9th August 2013 - 20:50

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clearly his GoPro survived to show the run-up

posted by Parlee-king [38 posts]
10th August 2013 - 19:24

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