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post #61 of 70

Damn Mike, I'm sorry to hear that.

 

Get better soon.  Better need not be breaking personal records, just living life to  a level that feels good.  That will come.

 

You too Terry.

 

 

Hate these threads.

 

Newf

post #62 of 70
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post


It wouldnt be like boasting, it would be a chart or database with no personally identifiable info just figures to get an idea how and where the injuries are coming from and approximately under what circumstances.

I'm starting to wonder if in fact that skis that make us focus less on technique is a contributing factor. in my case, after acquiring my current FX 94s, in highly variable terrain and conditions like the day of my mishap, I was tending to focus less on all of the variables. This is clearly due the reality that on all previous skis I did have to stay very focused on 'driving the skis' or I knew I'd have troubles. Regardless, mine screw up was pilot error.

post #63 of 70

well if you really want to do this, I would say you are going to be a little limited here to code by injury type but you could do something simple like # of injuries categorizing by injury type like: knee, shoulder,back, skull wrist, ankle.... the number of data to plot would get a bit busy. 

post #64 of 70
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

well if you really want to do this, I would say you are going to be a little limited here to code by injury type but you could do something simple like # of injuries categorizing by injury type like: knee, shoulder,back, skull wrist, ankle.... the number of data to plot would get a bit busy. 



How about a couple of data fields for type if ski/sidecut radius, length, width underfoot, etc?  I heard rumblings that FIS and USSA have been increasing the r of the GS skis due to increasing incidence of knee blowouts.

post #65 of 70

sounds like Finn knows how to chart

 

it's complex.               for example (hypothetical skier):

 

    kind of fall              (crossed tips)

    reason for fall         (tired quads)

    type of injury         (ACL tear)

    total number of injuries in lifetime (four)

    seriousness of injuries  (#1 = grave, permanent stretch and weakness of soft tissue, unstable knee, diminished miniscus, constant soreness)

    age of skier currently        (52 years)

 

as I understand, that is too many variableseek.gif, while trying to graph who is injured how often in what time span in what way due to what factors.

post #66 of 70

i got a cut on my side, so I could use Physicsman's sidecut calculator.

post #67 of 70

gil, I see on the hill when the snow is catchy / edgy so many people get that inside edge engaged in the snow and the ski just takes off with a mind of its own, tossing the skier several directions at once. Those super sidecut skis are not safe for intermediate skiers, especially if they get their speed a little out of control. hijack2.gif I'm afraid. This was about Mike and those commiserating with him.

post #68 of 70
Thread Starter 

Well, I don't think I'm an intermediate skier.  In fact, I'm a level 8/9, probably more of a 9 than a 8.  My accident was just a random act.  I was skiing Golden Eagle at Beaver Creek as the first run of the Talon's Challenge.  GE is the men's world cup downhill course, and they pressure inject it for the world cup race.  It was quite firm, but the snow had texture to it despite the huge amount of traffic that was on it. On the very last pitch, there was a very small spot where the hardpack was abraded through to the pressure-injected ice below it.  I didn't see it, but when I hit it it was just in the pressure part of the turn.  The skis went out from under me and hooked up just below the icy spot in a very wierd manner.  One of my group saw the accident, and he said that I was just catapulted in a very wierd way.  I still don't understand exactly what happened.

 

Now, perhaps if I'd be laying down railroad track GS turns on GS skis it wouldn't have been a problem.  I was on my Kastle MX98's, as they had had 6 inches of snow the day before and the Talons Challenge requires a large number of long steep bump runs.  My GS skis are not very good for that kind of condition.  And railed GS turns wouldn't have been all that appropriate given the number of folk on the hill.  So, I was making medium radius drift turns, and got caught by totally unexpected conditions.  Perhaps I should've expected them; I know what GE is usually like, but I hadn't encountered the blue ice on any other part of the run, including the top of the run which has always been nothing but a sheet of ice (and by that I mean bluer and harder than East Coast ice) every time I've been there.

 

Shit happens.

 

Mike

post #69 of 70

clearly, Mike, not referring to your skiing there. I was off on a tangent that was not addressing  your situation (but danger in general)  and therefore put up a get back on track signpost.


Edited by davluri - 3/10/11 at 3:00pm
post #70 of 70
Thread Starter 

No worries.

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