anyone ever consider the possibility that "skills" and "balls" are basically the same thing? As in, people are capable of doing what they are confident enough to attempt, and confident enough during the attempt to pull it off.
at any rate, i'll just say what I usually say. if you dont think jumping off a 200-foot cliff is skillful or impressive, why dont you go out sometime and stand on top of one, and look down. and whoever said 'a bunny hill skier could do it' is an idiot. think about the calculation involved. correct speed for the takeoff. not catching a fucking edge on the takeoff and cartwheeling into a nose press on a jagged rock. staying solid in the air. knowing how to absorb the impact best. if the guys who did this werent skilled, theyd all be dead. this guy leo's slipup last week, i think, is evidence of how easily this shit can go wrong.