Trick Tip Tuesday: Anthony Boronowki, How To Drop A Cliff

Trick Tip Tuesday: Anthony Boronowki, How To Drop A Cliff

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As seen in the December 2007 Issue of Freeskier Magazine

Welcome to this installment of Trick Tip Tuesdays. Here, we'll revisit our vast archive of trick tips from the past, to get you in fighting shape for the season to come. We're harkening back to 2007 as Anthony Boronowski shows you how to drop it like it's hot… a cliff that is.

Step 1:
Obviously, you should have already done a few smaller cliffs before attempting one this size. Most importantly, know that it's good where you're spotting; that the snow conditions and snowpack are safe. Spot out any dangers in your landing so that you won't injure yourself. Just be safe, no matter what. That is the biggest concern.
Step 2:
As you head toward the cliff, gauge your speed. It's especially important if there is anything you will have to clear. Mentally prepare and be ready for the drop you're about to do.
Step 3:
Stay really balanced as you pop. I think it looks good to stay compact in the air, which is harder to do than to say. If you have a good, balanced take-off, you should stay balanced in the air. Throughout the whole thing, you can spot your landing to prepare for the impact.
Step 4:
Since you can gauge when you land easily, you can absorb the landing as much as possible. Remember to stay forward and not backslap when you hit. You just have to give 'er, eh?

photo_4c61f4bd13475.jpgl: Whistler Blackcomb, BC, Canada :: p: Elina Sirparanta

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