Thursday, February 16, 2006

Bumps & Jumps

Men's moguls. The word mogul is apparently derived from the Austrian 'mugel,' meaning small hill.

Last night we saw some rediculous maneuvers including an off-axis 1080 from the Canadian Alex Bilodeau currently ranked number two on the world cup circuit. That's 3 full revolutions in the air at an off-axis degree, meaning upside-down and sideways. He landed it cleanly, absolutely amazing. I was standing with his family during the competition, they were understandably disappointed when the judges failed to award him a high score given the degree of difficulty...

So much pressure on these athletes, this Canadian bailed mid-jump on a 720, thus I caught him in this dynamic pose. Nice moves.


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