2015 Collegiate Jump and Slalom Crashes - NCWSA

KelvinKelvin Posts: 1,337 Mega Baller
Here's a compilation of most of the crashes we captured during this year's Collegiate Nationals. Enjoy!



Kelvin Kelm, Lakes of Katy, Katy Texas
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  • jcampjcamp Posts: 961 Mega Baller
    edited October 2015
    Let go dude. No seriously, let go!!!!!!!
  • jcampjcamp Posts: 961 Mega Baller
    Somebody put a lot of time into this edit. And for that I thank them.
  • KelvinKelvin Posts: 1,337 Mega Baller
    You're welcome!
    Kelvin Kelm, Lakes of Katy, Katy Texas
    jcampwebbdawg99
  • Orlando76Orlando76 Posts: 1,292 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Oh wow. I wanted to click awesome but it's not awesome some of those people were beaten up. I feel guilty for laughing at a few. Hope all are healed up now and ready to swerve.
  • KelvinKelvin Posts: 1,337 Mega Baller
    Amazingly, there were only 2 injuries for the whole tournament with only one of the injuries making it into the video. Needless to say, I'm glad I wasn't the safety director for this one.
    Kelvin Kelm, Lakes of Katy, Katy Texas
    MattP
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 7,054 Mega Baller
    Holy crap young people are pliable.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
    ToddLMattP
  • Onside135Onside135 Posts: 457 Crazy Baller
    KC looked like he could have hopped in the boat.
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 6,065 Mega Baller
    Awesome. Did anyone land a jump under 100 feet?
    Mark Shaffer
  • ToddLToddL Posts: 3,004 Mega Baller
    @MattP - new stat for you to track... # of Jump Falls vs. Ride outs at Collegiate Nats. That was a lot of falls!
    -- The future of skiing depends upon welcoming novice skiers regardless of age to our sport.
  • webbdawg99webbdawg99 Posts: 1,067 Mega Baller
    I was driving the slalom skier/attempted barefooter at 0:25. Needless to say, that was a first.
    MattPAustin Bolgerchris_loganLars
  • MikeDunlapMikeDunlap Posts: 19 Baller
    Kelvin, great job putting this together. Do you ever sleep?
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,375
    Oh hell, I didn't realize I met @webbdawg99 . I didn't put two and two together until now.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

    webbdawg99
  • skihardskihard Posts: 565 Crazy Baller
    Good job Kelvin. That was fun to watch! :)
    Life's about working hard and then having fun on the water!
    I am - are you?
  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,332 Mega Baller
    @ToddL I can tell you 86% of jumpers at Nats landed a jump. Feel free to re watch all the jumping to get number of falls & ride outs...
  • ToddLToddL Posts: 3,004 Mega Baller
    I guess NCWSA Nats scorebooks do not show all three jump attempt results. No biggie. Just curious.
    -- The future of skiing depends upon welcoming novice skiers regardless of age to our sport.
  • webbdawg99webbdawg99 Posts: 1,067 Mega Baller
    edited October 2015
    Sorry @ShaneH . Introducing myself as webbdawg felt like it would've been a little awkward!
  • KelvinKelvin Posts: 1,337 Mega Baller
    @ToddL, for the D2 women there is a high percentage (approx 35%) that did not land a jump. There is a push to allow a 4.5 foot ramp for all collegiate women to give more of them a chance to ride out a jump. I believe this would be a good thing for the sport. It would definitely shorten my video next year.
    Kelvin Kelm, Lakes of Katy, Katy Texas
    ToddL
  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,332 Mega Baller
    edited October 2015
    @Kelvin Push? I believe it is in the rule book and an option during team online registration( I know it is in the SAC and East). It makes pulling Nationals & Regionals difficult because it is a seeded event and the ramp would need to be changed back and forth after the 4.5 skier to the next 5' skier. It would take a LOT of time. It is not used frequently in the SAC but we do talk about it and it has come up again recently to pull the first timers/ new jumpers at 4.5' or for them to have the option to do so. Hopefully we will be using this rule more in the spring and next fall.
    chris_logan
  • rodltg2rodltg2 Posts: 1,051 Crazy Baller
    I'm having second thought about learning to jump after watching this !
    Than_Bogan
  • DefectiveDaveDefectiveDave Posts: 479 Solid Baller
    Holy crap. I'm not sure how the rules work in this case, but please tell me the guy at 25 seconds at least got credit for getting back to centerline.
  • BroussardBroussard Posts: 768 Mega Baller
    I believe a 4.5 ft ramp would be safer for girls learning to jump, but also understand the issues with seeding.
    Andre Broussard | Action Water Sports | WakeHouse | SkiBennetts |
  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,917 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    At traditional AWSA tournaments all those at a specific ramp height are grouped together regardless of seeding. It prevents changing tge ramp between a lot of skiers. Since ALL collegiate jumping is at 5 foot it's likely never been an issue. A 4.5' ramp makes a lot of sense.

    A potential side problem is that many ramps can't go as low as 4.5'.
    Keith Lindemulder
    AWSA Chairman of the Board

  • webbdawg99webbdawg99 Posts: 1,067 Mega Baller
    @DefectiveDave I'm pretty sure you have to be in a skiing position per the rule books.

    I bet @Detrick taught him that "don't let go no matter what" move.
    chris_loganThan_Bogan
  • gregygregy Posts: 2,590 Mega Baller
    @defectivedave I'll give him credit for keeping his swimsuit on. That was amazing feat in itself. Those kids are tough. Some brutal falls.
  • KelvinKelvin Posts: 1,337 Mega Baller
    @MattP, current NCWSA rules only allow a jump ramp lower than 5ft for B team.

    A .235 ramp will be used for both men and women. At the discretion of the LOC, a lower ramp angle may be used for B team competition.

    A 4.5 foot ramp should be allowed for A team as well.
    Kelvin Kelm, Lakes of Katy, Katy Texas
    chris_loganThan_Bogan
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 7,054 Mega Baller
    I might enter jump if they had a one foot ramp (that was also shorter for a similar angle).

    Maybe...
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • BroussardBroussard Posts: 768 Mega Baller
    @Than_Bogan What about 2 ft w/ the same angle as a 4 1/2 ft ramp?
    Andre Broussard | Action Water Sports | WakeHouse | SkiBennetts |
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