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Re: Olly Bridge and that spit jump!

Postby JakeFarley » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:35 pm

It's a great jump but 200m - I don't think so. Media sensationalism. The aerial photo by joriws appears to be taken at a lower tide than when he jumped in the video. That would make it look longer. I agree with Toby - 100m.

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Re: Olly Bridge and that spit jump!

Postby james » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:33 pm

I think a few people should put down their measuring tapes and go and try something a tenth of the size before bagging Olly..

There is a damn good reason no one has jumped it before.

Just like when Lewis jumped Brighton pier, the shouts of fake or all that shit was pathetic

Celebrate the fact that a young kiter got on a national news site for making our sport look cool and doing something that normal people can look at and simply be astonished.

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Re: Olly Bridge and that spit jump!

Postby Toby » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:38 pm

Jori, if maps shows it’s that long I believe it.

I would have loved to see Ollie with a foil at KOTA.
He truly deserves it with his riding and variety.

And I am pretty sure he would smoke a rider like Sam Light, who is a great rider, no disrespect, but with boots you just don’t have diversity. Only full Boot rider who has a change is Jesse, since he dies some crazy different things there.
Just Kiteloop is so 2014. No chance!

I do hope Ollie gets a chance in 2020 👍🏻

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Re: Olly Bridge and that spit jump!

Postby Tone » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:44 am

The distance I put on FB was a guess based on where I think he took off and landed. It's not 200m in my opinion.

Either way, it's a very long jump and pretty damn high too.

@James - I will put the googlemaps measuring tape down.
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Re: Olly Bridge and that spit jump!

Postby joriws » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:31 pm

JakeFarley wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:35 pm
It's a great jump but 200m - I don't think so. Media sensationalism. The aerial photo by joriws appears to be taken at a lower tide than when he jumped in the video. That would make it look longer. I agree with Toby - 100m.
That's what I mentioned on earlier post about water level. My copy of Tone's FB-picture-post was later and sure it is best guess as I did my guess. Lower tide would mean lift-off point could be closer. But erosion/wave breaker fences on landing site do no lie unless fences were moved after satellite visit to take picture..

If fence-to-fence is measured with google maps it gives 100m minimum. Tone's map has IMO better approximation because he jumped mid-point between fences and further away. Xensr would have been nice because it has GPS with IMU and we would not have to guess.. :)
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70m is from mid-bank bushes to end of fence on same line as on attached pic.
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Re: Olly Bridge and that spit jump!

Postby mr-markus » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:37 pm

Never mind if it was 500m. Great performance and hats off. Not many riders got the balls for such a jump.

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Re: Olly Bridge and that spit jump!

Postby joriws » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:07 pm

Well I did the challenge but on landing area there are very little reference points until Olly turns head after landing..

Here is the outcome and I think it is fairly safe to say 150m, my measurements 175m with landing site identification problem. I tried to highlight fences & lines & features airborne position could be evaluated.. And pink line to picture from video..
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Re: Olly Bridge and that spit jump!

Postby Toby » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:13 pm

amazing work joris ;-)

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Re: Olly Bridge and that spit jump!

Postby JakeFarley » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:05 pm

Please don't get me wrong. It was a fantastic jump. :thumb: And the average kiter only dreams of such a jump. Me included. Olly should have been allowed to compete in the KOTA. It would have given a fresh perspective comparing LEIs with foils.

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Re: Olly Bridge and that spit jump!

Postby Snapback » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:26 pm

Toby wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:38 pm

Just Kiteloop is so 2014. No chance!
what about liam whaley?


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