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Makes you wonder how any pass the finish line in one piece.
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It's exactly how I imagine Ghost looks skiing his 208cm Kastle SG skis...

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It's exactly how I imagine Ghost looks skiing his 208cm Kastle SG skis...

But with no poles?

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Ghost skis his SG's with no poles? I was not aware. That changes the image in my head... hmmm. 208cm snowblades? 

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I always said, downhill is a sport unto itself.  Gotta be just a bit nuts.  I loved my days on the long boards.

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Ghost skis his SG's with no poles? I was not aware. That changes the image in my head... hmmm. 208cm snowblades? 


Never skied the SGs without poles.  (I only ski without poles if I forgot them or if I have a shoulder or upper limb injury that prevents their use).  But yeah, some of that video is exaclty how I IMAGINE myself skiing them :D.  I have done the hip-to-snow recovery a few times; it works a with a 70 m radius ski.  With a 13 m radius ski? - not so much!

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Found this old photo of my racing days back in the day, when I was racing FIS Downhills around Europe.  This is me going out of the start gate of a downhill being run down the Val d'Isere WC downhill trail.  This was in 1979, they didn't have the big nets or primo grooming back then.  Some of the courses we'd run would be still moguled up in places.  And they didn't hold a race for fog, no matter how thick it was.  We'd run when you couldn't see the next gate 20 yards ahead of you.  it was true grit fun. 

 

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It always amazes to see the trauma the legs go through at those speeds.  Years ago Warren Miller (?) did a super slow mo of downhillers. You could see their lower legs flexing sideways. Great video.

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It always amazes to see the trauma the legs go through at those speeds.  Years ago Warren Miller (?) did a super slow mo of downhillers. You could see their lower legs flexing sideways. Great video.


Yes, the videos make it look like the femurs bend in the middle.  Surely they don't.  It must be the muscles being elastic that makes the legs look so gumby.

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Yes, the videos make it look like the femurs bend in the middle.  Surely they don't.  It must be the muscles being elastic that makes the legs look so gumby.

They really do. It has something to do with elastisity at speed or some such fun things.

 

The footage I saw was Klammer or someone of that vintage, think Lange or Head had it done. In a high speed traverse in a low tuck you could see the tibia and fibula flex sideways.  Very strange to watch

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