Overshooting It - 13 Riders Flying Way Past the Landing

Overshooting the knuckleYou’ve got to admire the guy/girl who’s first up, takes a hit for the team and tests the kicker. Even if they’re only in that tight spot for loosing a game of roshambo, it takes some stones to send it and gamble that you’re gonna get the speed right.

For anyone who’s ever hit a knuckle, it can be tempting to just go full pelt, nothing’s worse than getting caught short right? Well that’s true up to a point, and once you’ve past that you’re in for a whole world of pain – sending it way past the landing sucks really hard. And the worst thing? If you’ve overshot and you’re hanging 20ft above the knuckle, there’s a lot of time for you to watch your landing coming. If you remember them afterwards – they’re sure to be some of the longest seconds in your life.

Here’s a bunch of riders who should have a scrubbed just a little bit more speed…

  1. Thor

    What about Emil André Ulsletten’s overshoot in Big Bear? More crazy than any of theese because he actually lands one of the overshoots! INSANE! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgZ8OkmUs1A

  2. Budoc

    It’s dutch, and freely translated in: Here come’s Job (the riders name) and he is going to faceplant.. The filmer predicted it nicely…..

  3. Brandon

    Gigi’s overshoot in the backcountry a few years ago?

  4. Biba Turnbull

    Thats not Taylor Elliot taking it to the face, it’s Hana Beaman

    1. Mike Brindley

      Ok thanks Biba!

  5. Rob

    The thing with Lindhe getting back up after the overshoot is that they probably just edited it to make him look badass. Same with all urban edits – start with a horrific slam, then show a bunch of footage that could easily be pre-slam.

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