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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
not too sure about that first one...

http://dynamic.si.cnn.com/covers/sea...=SKIING&page=1
post #2 of 20
there is a tiny bit in the upper-right corner...
post #3 of 20
Thread Starter 
oneday i WILL get the eyeglasses prescription filled.
post #4 of 20

Hermann Maier...

That picture still makes every bone in my body hurt. What an amazing crash and what an incredible recovery.

And THEN, what an amazing recovery to come back from practically having his leg chopped off to eventually win the World Cup. Lance Armstrong is unbelievable, but Hermann Maier is pretty darn close.

Thanks for the photos, Ryan. They brighten up a summer day.

Bob
post #5 of 20
I find it dissapointing how there were so many ski stories and covers 20 years ago, but now we've only had 2 covers in the past 10 years...
post #6 of 20
Thread Starter 
prolly not a big strrrrrrrretch to say there's a good chance bode may adorn a cover or two before he's done.

(i'm kinda happy i have kept the SkiRacing mag i bought at a newstand four or so octobers ago; it's a young bode on the cover, in the gates on K2's.)
post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by east_skiier04
I find it dissapointing how there were so many ski stories and covers 20 years ago, but now we've only had 2 covers in the past 10 years...
Yeah ... there's at least one cover a year from 1954 - 1969 (indeed, multiples in every year except the two end ones). Then 9 over the next 35 years; and those only relate to the Olympics (and they skip 1980 and 2002 altogether). I don't count the 4/29/02 one.

Was Tamara McKinney really taller than Scott Hamilton? Them skaters is tiny.
post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by ryan
prolly not a big strrrrrrrretch to say there's a good chance bode may adorn a cover or two before he's done.
Maybe. Mahre and McKinney won 4 overall World Cups between them, and they only got on one cover ... and they had to share it, not only with each other, but with some figure skaters.

A quick survey reveals that only Killy (with a whopping 3) and Billy Kidd (2, one shared with Jimmy Heuga) got more than one cover. A sort-of oddity: despite his unapproached (by an American) success, Phil Mahre only ever got 1/4 of a cover ... he doesn't even top Washingtonians, as Debbie Armstrong and Cathy Nagle both got solo covers.
post #9 of 20
Photographer: Carl Yarbrough

On the Cover:

Hermann Maier, Skiing

Article Author: Tim Layden


It's the "Herman Maier, Skiing" that I find a bit of a stretch (for the picture in question, of course) he simply took off, and the air controllers were wondering why that particular airplane had no transponder code active!!!!
post #10 of 20
Whenever I see that Hermann picture or video, I can't help wondering what was going through his mind as he was upside down at @ 60-70 mph.

And that run of Klammer's in the '76 Olympic downhill still rates as one of sport's greatest moments.
post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by sjjohnston
A quick survey reveals that only Killy (with a whopping 3) and Billy Kidd (2, one shared with Jimmy Heuga) got more than one cover. A sort-of oddity: despite his unapproached (by an American) success, Phil Mahre only ever got 1/4 of a cover ... he doesn't even top Washingtonians, as Debbie Armstrong and Cathy Nagle both got solo covers.
Cathy Nagel got in 2 covers, one full page one half page.
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by skier_j
Cathy Nagel got in 2 covers, one full page one half page.
I missed that one ... "The Bold American."
post #13 of 20
Oh the memories, Willy Schaeffler, my first American (Austrian) guru!



post #14 of 20
Thread Starter 
that's cool, Ott.
post #15 of 20
Yes, Ott, very nice. I still ski this way.
post #16 of 20
Ott,

Red Stars or White Stars?
post #17 of 20
Rusty, those were the top of the line White Stars, though I also had the very narrow Red Star slalom skis. Kneissl, in order to make inroads in the US with those fiberglass composite skis, allowed the full certified (now level III) instructors to buy them at $20 a pair and gave us a refund of $10 if they were returned to them after the season. Only six pairs per instructor, two pairs of White Stars, two of the Red Stars and two of the Blue Stars, but I can't recall any instructors getting the Blue Stars. In those days that was not too great an undertaking since there were few of us, my certification number was 325.

The bindings were Marker break-away toe and Marker long-thong turntable with six foot long leather thongs holding the top of the line Raichle boots tight to the skis. Great boots, though we had wet feet by noon.

Them were the days...sigh.... ...Ott
post #18 of 20
six pairs!

wait till I whine to Fischer

my dream ski in 1970 was a red star racer.

so Ott,........was it pronounced "kuh-nice-el" or just "nice-el"?
post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by Rusty Guy
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so Ott,........was it pronounced "kuh-nice-el" or just "nice-el"?
It's 'kuh-nice-el'. In German we have no problem in sounding a 'KN'. We have no silent "K". Knackwurst is "kuh-nock-wurst'.

And I bet Fischer won't let you have a piar for $20

....Ott
post #20 of 20
I bet it's vurst or furst.....you've been in Ohio too long. You need to meet me in Cincinnati this fall for Oktoberfest.

No.....I don't think I can get a t-shirt for $20.00. Actually if I do a nice job I usually get one free pair from TJ at some point in the year.
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