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The Jump 2017

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@Norrin Radd, wahey!! Laughing
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Well, i enjoyed another show.

The skeleton does look quite scary. I think they'll all quite brave for doing it actually. At nearly 100 km/h with just a few cm's from your face to the ice Shocked that's gotta be quite some experience. respect...

Not sure if that was a pre-release on Fowler's right foot. Sure, it landed slightly heavier but still...

Didn't recognise anyone from 'rent a crowd' this week...

Roll on next week.
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Whilst I understand why Wiggo was still there as the skeleton was pre-recorded are the "live nights" also pre-recorded?

If so I can't help but feel it's a little unfair that he knocked someone out even though they know he's out!
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Overall I quite enjoyed it. The Josie rapping bit was cringe worthy though, with our kids absolutely horrified. I wasn't sure about Wiggins before the show, but he isn't exactly covering himself in glory with all that whining. The lady with MS is an inspiration and the banter is very healthy. I loved the fact that in her words she "used the disability card" and was promptly slapped down for it.
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@Tim Heeney, the skeleton is interesting to see how different people react to the adrenaline. On one hand you've got people like Kadeena Cox who thrive on it, on the other you've got people like Caprice or Lydia Bright who are absolutely terrified by it. The irony is that a lot of those that are scared will be too petrified to concentrate on doing it properly, which means that they're out of control and it's far scarier. Although in all of the fuss and bluster from some of ten it was only really Gareth Thomas who I thought had the real fear, he's obviously got pretty bad claustrophobia.

I'd love to give it a go though, skidding on your face at nearly 60mph has got to be a hell of a buzz.
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I'd love to give it a go though, skidding on your face at nearly 60mph has got to be a hell of a buzz


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@ansta1, hmm, interesting...
Thanks.
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I remember ( i think in 'Strictly' 2012 ) Lewis Smith admitted that doing a back flip was a bit of a 'twit' thing to do...obviously, in 2017 he'd changed his mind. Yes, i'm jealous but besides that, the guys sure has got some talent - gotta be the favorite for the title.

Shame for Jade - I like the girl and she called it right - all the girls were still standing at race end.

Seems 'The Jump' is losing audience all over...
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Jade's plant pot kick is pretty impressive. Seems that they are all enjoying the apres scene!

Some fair old crashes tonight, good to see everyone get up relatively unscathed. I have to say I was pretty impressed with their jumping in the ski cross.
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I assume they're using the bobsled track at Igls/Patscherköfel?

If so: https://www.innsbruck.info/en/facilities/details/infrastruktur/olympic-bobsleigh-and-luge-track-igls-igls.html
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Pretty good tonight as they stuck to skiing and looks same next week with GS.
The first ski-cross was very good , no messing and lucky no injuries Smile More of that please
The actual jump is a bit dull , be intense for the "celebs" but doesnt come across well on the TV , they sort of limp off the end of it.
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@hawkwind,
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The actual jump is a bit dull , be intense for the "celebs" but doesnt come across well on the TV , they sort of limp off the end of it.



Yes, agree. but from side on view which they sometimes show, it looks more dramatic. I've constantly been thinking, why don't they crouch lower in the tuck and really JUMP higher at the ramp end, angle their chest forward to catch the air, arms to their side, ski tips up, legs slightly splayed apart etc. then i've realised, i'm really a big dreamer and it clearly ain't that easy, also, they've got about 0.5 / 0.8 secs in the air and not 3+ seconds the 90m hill guys have!
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@Tim Heeney, I always wonder why they don't give it more pop when they jump, guess it must be more scary than it looks.
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Mrs Chocks senior rang me last night, one of the celebs is local to the homeland. Frankly, watching emulsion dry would have been more fun.
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@chocksaway, I quite enjoy some of it, but it's definitely the kind of show that you do something else while it's on. I'd certainly be bored if I watched it without having the internet in front of me!
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Yay, no more having to look at Wiggo's petulant face. I'm not happy he's injured obviously, but I'm glad he's gone, as he always seemed to be whingeing. Kadeena is coming across very well and is giving it her all. In fact, they're all doing things I never would. There have been a choice of jumps in the past and it was quite dramatic seeing who would go for the massive (to me anyway) one, so this new set up is a bit boring. As before though, it's something that scares to .... out of me so credit to them. Anyone know what happened to Caprice?
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Anyone know what happened to Caprice?


Broke a fingernail I guess
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@bambionskiis, I agree about the choice of jumps, I wonder if it's because of the practice accident Tina Hobley had last year where she hit someone in the landing area who shouldn't of been there. So to ensure safety there can be no confusion about which jump is being used.
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How rude is Wiggo? When asked how he feels to be out......"Its not exactly the Olympics is it..... its the Jump". No doubt he'll be happy with his payment though....odd.
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How rude is Wiggo? When asked how he feels to be out......"Its not exactly the Olympics is it..... its the Jump". No doubt he'll be happy with his payment though....odd.


I thought it was spot on comment. He was correct.
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@Markymark29, didn't think that was rude, thought it was refreshing. Ask a stupid question get a stupid answer.

Found the rest of the interview a bit enlightening. Clearly tongue was firmly in cheek when he said that he had the time of his life and liked everyone. I get the feeling that he was annoyed not to be as good as he thought but also didn't actually like any of the other contestants. TBH if I had to put up with Davina, Caprice, Emma Parker Bowles and Gareth Thomas for a few weeks then I'd probably be a bit narky too!
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Think he just doesn't enjoy the same bits everyone on here complains about.
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I thoroughly enjoyed the ski cross racing, but there's just not enough of it with too much filler in between. They need do heats or something so that you're watching a race every few minutes. To have a ratio of 30 seconds racing to 10mins chatting is hard viewing.
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It's a shame that they don't make more of the training. Having some short segments about aspects that they teach in more detail, for example exactly how to and not to take a woo tang. Demos by the trainers etc could make those segments a lot more interesting.
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Does Davina actually ski? I get the feeling from the questions she asks and way that she presents that she doesn't actually spend much time on the slopes herself.
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How rude is Wiggo? When asked how he feels to be out......"Its not exactly the Olympics is it..... its the Jump". No doubt he'll be happy with his payment though....odd.


We wondered if it isn't that he's actually massively uncomfortable being in a reality show and isn't media savvy!

That and having his ass whooped by non sportsmen, I imagine that really hurts!
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Did anyone else watch the whole plant pot kicking thing and think..."that's really impressive but that plant pot was full...and their inside!! thats going to make one hell of a mess"

hope they offered to clean it up and didn't leave it to the hotel staff.
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@enduroaid, yep, exactly what I thought.
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We record it on the Humax, then watch it later on in the evening. So much better to be able to FF through the inane chat and adverts and just watch the action.
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We record it on the Humax, then watch it later on in the evening. So much better to be able to FF through the inane chat and adverts and just watch the action.


Same here. Couldn't stand the thought of wading through Davina's mindless drivel.
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Wiggins previously said skiing was "a big passion" and "I see this as a sporting challenge and want to go out there and win it."

In the skiing events my Gran could probably have beat him and she's been dead for a decade. He was a rubbish skier and a poor loser. It's a shame - when I saw he was a contestant I wanted him to win. I always liked him before but he came across as a right tit on this.
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@swiftoid, +1
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Wiggins previously said skiing was "a big passion" and "I see this as a sporting challenge and want to go out there and win it."

In the skiing events my Gran could probably have beat him and she's been dead for a decade. He was a rubbish skier and a poor loser. It's a shame - when I saw he was a contestant I wanted him to win. I always liked him before but he came across as a right tit on this.

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I'd like to give Wiggo the benefit of the doubt, being that he's extremely shy, which can come across badly. Have been tempted not to though.
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I thought he came across as a tit, right up to his last interview. During that I realised that actually he'd just spent a long period of time with a large number of people that seem like bellends. We all moan about watching Davina for 90 minutes a week, can you imagine how horrific it must be spending the whole evening with her?!! Likewise Caprice, not sure I could manage a week in her company without being rude to her...same goes for Gareth Thomas who has shocking 'banter' and is a space invader. Got to be honest, I completely got where he was coming from.....he is a terrible loser though, can't understand that but then I guess that's why I'm not a very successful olympian and TdF winner...that and the fact that I don't have a ready supply of PEDs.
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@SnoodlesMcFlude, I'd wager many of us have to spend years, if not decades, working with people we consider bellends. I expect he was earning a shed load more for putting up with it than most of us do but most of us have a level of professionalism that stops us acting like tossers. If he didn't realise how annoying Davina and some of his fellow competitors could be then he's guilty of not doing his homework. However my guess is that if he wasn't such a bloody awful skier and had actually had a chance of winning none of that would have mattered. He expected to be the best, was found lacking and couldn't deal with it.

No idea what he was planning to do next but if he was hoping to follow in, for example, Chris Hoy's footsteps and become a pundit/commentator I doubt this miserable performance will have done him any favours. Fantastic Olympian. Crap personality.
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@swiftoid, Chris Hoy used to be quite hard work. Hopefully Wiggins will mellow too.
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I must see it differently, think Wiggo is one of the few sports peeps to have some sort of personality. Yep he's odd, any one that has ever ridden time trials anywhere near his level will know that's almost essential! He's marmite that's for sure. Yep he could have skied better, yep I can't stand Davina, but it's got us talking and probably gets the ratings up, which in TV land is all it's about. You don't get much chance to chat to folks when out of 5 - 6 hour training rides in the winter, and when trying hard you aren't capable of chatting.

I think he'd make a great commentator about cycling, cos that's what he does, his knowledge is immense, especially re cycling history etc.
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I really like Wiggins. He has a real problem with shyness, which coupled with British mannerisms and a weird experience on The Jump, probably doesn't do him any favours.
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@Waffle, @endoman, I hope you're both right. I did always like him before.
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