Matthias Giraud Nails First Ski BASE Jump of Ajax Peak
Telluride, CO - ALINE athlete Matthias Giraud nailed the first-ever ski BASE descent of Ajax Peak in Telluride last week. According to Matthias: "This jump was pretty challenging since we could not get a precise height of the object, the runway was pretty technical to ski, we were at high altutide (11000 ft which could delay your opening a lot) and the cliff was not fully vertical. Therefore, we needed to carry as much speed as possible to get the parachute to open fast and get as far as possible from the wall. However, once the parachute opened, it was a cool flight over 1 minute!" ALINE would like to congratulate Matthias, who dedicated his jump to the late, great Shane McConkey. The ALINE insole system benefits athletes of all abilities by optimizing their foot and lower leg alignment to stop excessive pronation and other misalignments. The laser-assisted "ALINER" device quickly and easily measures foot size and ankle/knee position. In just minutes, the athlete can see exactly where his or her alignment should be. And the ALINE suspension insoles allow this optimization to occur naturally. For more on ALINE, visit www.aline.com or call 800-736-9005.