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It was a wee bit sharky today at #fwt14 in #courmayeur, but it was a flat landing that took me down in the end, putting me in 6th. A big congrats to @sammy_luebke! This was just after the landing on my second air, shot with my @gopro pointed backwards. #gopro @freerideworldtour @thenorthface #gpathlete #rocks #helicopter #pow

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rebeccareeves 1390420350
@ralphbackstrom congrats. What is "sharky?" :)
ufoserrywherr 1390421389
@rebeccareeves the avalanche and heavy sluff factor in riding big mountains is akin to the 'shark factor' in surfing. ie the mountains might swallow ur carcass like a shark! ;) 'sharky'
the_big_le_pow_ski 1390422158
Not quite @rebeccareeves snarky refers to rocks and stumps hidden just below what appears to be fluffy pow. Imagine a shark swimming just a foot below the surface of the water and its fin poking out occasionally. That's sharky.
rebeccareeves 1390423522
@ufoserrywherr and @trudeez_skis thanks! Scary stuff. And I can't say I didn't learn something about skiing today.
madster919 1390433555
felixsaisch 1390443682
where is this ?
aidavas 1390468946
jmitch727 1390500871
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