Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Wordless Wednesdays: Splish Splashin' Freestyle





Summer practice session for the U.S. Ski Team ~ Freestyle Olympic Aerials. (I live on that hill off in the distance. :)

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22 comments:

Lona said...

I think I am going to get sick. LOL! Makes me queasy just to look at them. I never knew they practiced in water! How do they stick a landing in water? LOL!

Marguerite said...

I always wondered how they managed to practice in the off season!

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Isn't that wild???

It's so much fun to watch!

Tufa Girl said...

Wow. I had no idea.

Wendy said...

wow, that looks positively like an accident waiting to happen!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

That is one of the scariest things I have ever seen. They look like they are flying.

A Garden of Threads said...

Oh my, does that hurt when they hit the water?

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

There's some jets under the water that soften landing. And, as scary as it all looks they say the hardest part is trying to 'swim' with skis on!

alwaysbackroads said...

I can't imagine who the first person was who said this might be fun! Scary!!
Donna

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Hi, Donna;
Well, I'd do it into the water. Kinda looks like fun. But they do it onto rock hard ice and snow!! I just can't imagine...

Aisha said...

That gave me chills! Wow!! Thanks for sharing!

Simply Delicious said...

Cool photos. Happy WW.

Creme Brulee

Dianne - Bunny Trails said...

Oh wow! How fun to watch them!! Great shots.

Beth F said...

I too always wondered about how they practiced in the summer. Very cool.

The Sage Butterfly said...

Wow...that is amazing! They do have to be brave to try these stunts.

caite said...

oh wow, that looks so scary.

Snowcatcher said...

Just what I've always wondered! How do they practice without snow? Now I know!

GREAT shots!

eileeninmd said...

Awesome actions shots. Well done! Happy WW!

Yael said...

OMG. I looked at those photos and thought, where did they find snow to practice on....Now I know it was not snow at all. I never dreamed they practice on water.

Yael

Rose said...

Amazing photos! I enjoy watching the ski jumps during the Winter Olympics, but you would never, I repeat, never catch me trying something like this!

Lucy said...

Wow!!! That{s a true acrobat!

Janie said...

Whoa, that's wild. I hope that upside down skier landed in the water.