A naked ski-jumper amazed the crowds as he flashed through the air at the 10th National Gelende Ski Jumping Championships in Utah, U.
A naked ski-jumper amazed the crowds as he flashed through the air at the 10th National Gelende Ski Jumping Championships in Utah, U.S.A.
Happily, he landed on his feet but was immediately disqualified. The judges decided that Gelende jumping although freestyle, was not as free as all that. The jumps are entirely different from the rigid style used in the major international championships. Competitors can use almost any technique they please and Gelende Championships are now the traditional way of ending the American skiing season.
SYNOPSIS: A Gelende Jump -- perfectly demonstrated at the 10th National Gelende Ski jumping Championships in Utah, U.S.A. Gelende jumping is characterised by it's unique form -- entirely different from the rigid Nordic style used in the major international competitions.
50 selected professional skiers took part in the Championships which are now the traditional way of ending the skiing season in the American west. Overall the skiers from Colorado came out top and Ron Baar had one of the longest jumps of the day at 172 feet.
Gelende was the first really free style ski event, yet this year, the most spectacular jump was eliminated. The judge said "Flip" jumps were dangerous .....
He also disqualified the next competitor who was difficult to identify as he wasn't wearing his number.