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post #61 of 64
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In case we forget what this conversation's really about:

 

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/1068429/Lamb-Erika.php

 

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post #62 of 64

And since this one, we have two more threads on similar deaths.

http://www.epicski.com/t/133809/another-skier-dies-at-sunday-river

http://www.epicski.com/t/133890/death-at-crystal-mtn-michigan

 

Skiing fast is dangerous, whether you are a racer or not.  It's too easy to forget how dangerous it is if you are a good skier who likes to ski fast and seldom falls.

 

RIP and condolances to all of their friends and family. 

post #63 of 64
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Originally Posted by WheatKing View Post
(southern cross run from the orchard to the main area.. the right side of that trail is killer.. 30' drop into tight trees with no barrier on a run the width of a cat track). 

For a Green run, that crossback from Orchard is BRUTAL.  It's really narrow, all it takes is someone to catch an edge and they're in for a world of hurt.  I always tell my kids to hug the left side on that track, just in case.  It causes me more anxiety then them running the double blacks north of the village, to be honest. 

 

In that particular case, I blame the designer; it's a very bad (and potentially dangerous) run for beginners, to be labelled a Green run without any barrier.  I've seen plenty of that stuff out west, but they were never Green runs.  That run should have been made twice as wide, or they should install netting along the edge.  Perhaps someone needs to approach Blue about that run, we can't be the only ones who think this.

post #64 of 64
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Edit: Here is the link to the Barry B-net installation instruction guide. When I started the racing circus, it was very hard to get a hold of to find, but now it is right on the Barry website. Every TD, Chief or Race, Equipment, and Course should be well versed in what it says and should be gone over with course crew.

 

https://www.barry.ca/ski-safety/b-net-system.asp

 

One more interesting fact about B-net: installation varies according to the manufacturer.  I work mostly with Barry, which happens to require a bit of slack for installation.  There is at least one generation of Alpina net which is supposed to be pulled snug when installed.  Whatever brand you're using, it has to be installed following that manufacturer's guidelines to work as designed.

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