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Look at this crash... Video!

post #1 of 33
Thread Starter 
Back in 1997 we caught this guy on video by accident. Its the same run in Verbier where I skied the windslab some of you might remember from annother thread a month back.

http://media.putfile.com/One-skier-down
post #2 of 33
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Originally Posted by tdk6
Back in 1997 we caught this guy on video by accident. Its the same run in Verbier where I skied the windslab some of you might remember from annother thread a month back.

http://media.putfile.com/One-skier-down
Brutal !
I laughed...
post #3 of 33
I think I know who that is.
ha ha ha!

Sending an email now, will update you if I'm right.
post #4 of 33
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Originally Posted by bklyntrayc
I think I know who that is.
ha ha ha!

Sending an email now, will update you if I'm right.
Really??? What a miracle!!! We have been watching this crash since 97 and allways wondered who it was.... and that he might have enjoyed seing the video. Maybe he can now.

Skier is unknown to me but coloured and from the US and just prior to his crash he was singing half loudly to himself and having a really good time..... Maybe he was part of Army personnell because there was a lot of those there at the time.
post #5 of 33
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Originally Posted by philippeR
Brutal !
I laughed...
Yeah, my favorit part is when he got up and started running......
post #6 of 33
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Originally Posted by tdk6
Yeah, my favorit part is when he got up and started running......
That's when I started laughing too!

He was shaking his head when he finally stopped. I'm assuming he was not hurt, other than his pride. :

Thatsagirl
post #7 of 33
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Originally Posted by tdk6
Really??? What a miracle!!! We have been watching this crash since 97 and allways wondered who it was.... and that he might have enjoyed seing the video. Maybe he can now.

Skier is unknown to me but coloured and from the US and just prior to his crash he was singing half loudly to himself and having a really good time..... Maybe he was part of Army personnell because there was a lot of those there at the time.
He seems to have dreadlocks. So, probably not in the military (until he is a she).

Anyway, enough face shots for the day, I guess...
post #8 of 33
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Originally Posted by philippeR
He seems to have dreadlocks. So, probably not in the military (until he is a she)...
It looked to me as if it was one of those dooffy fake dreadlock hats....

Teach that guy how to self arrest....

L
post #9 of 33
I especialy liked hearing "Oh s###t" in slo mo from the camera man. What's the grade on that slope? And more importantly, what's the take home lesson? Dig-in those boots!
post #10 of 33
Great video. Looks like it belongs on a Warren Miller Flick.

I too am interested in the slope angle. The video makes it look gentle at the start and steeper at the end. However, I am thinking that is mostly an illusion due to camera angles and it is steeper than it looks.

Makes me remind myself how important a "self arrest" is.
post #11 of 33
Thread Starter 
Yeah, what is the lesson taught here? ....dont under estimate the slope you are skiing, dont over estimate your own abilities, play it safe on the top of a steep hill, dont wear slippery pants and jacket, use back protection, ski with friends, learn how to slef arrest and never ever get up on your feet and try to run down the hill .

The slope is about 45deg but clearly steaper further up. Its a ski route so it doesent have any colour code. Here on this video: http://media.putfile.com/Verbier_2004_4
of me skiing the same hill 7y later you can see that its very steep and that its a long kiss goodnight if you crash.... like rastafa.
post #12 of 33
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Originally Posted by aschick
And more importantly, what's the take home lesson? Dig-in those boots!
WRONG! Don't dig in those boots! If you are going too fast you'll start rag-dolling and you don't want that...
Learn how to self arrest!
post #13 of 33
Because of the slo motion it is difficult to judge the speed. I was taught to use the pole in conjunction with the boots face down, but I could have been taught wrong. It just looked to me that the guy was trying his best not to be on his belly, which was definitely a bad idea.
post #14 of 33
...don't try to stop someone who is sliding down the hill! Get outta the way!

So, Tracy, is it who you thought it was?
post #15 of 33
I haven't heard back yet from my friend, he's not a check every day email type. On second viewing he's a bit beefier than the person I thought it was. But all our mutual friends are having a great time watching it and speculating.
post #16 of 33
Thread Starter 

Fbi

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Originally Posted by bklyntrayc
I haven't heard back yet from my friend, he's not a check every day email type. On second viewing he's a bit beefier than the person I thought it was. But all our mutual friends are having a great time watching it and speculating.
Hilarious guys....

I told you before, he was singing at the top.... dont remember if it was soul or rap but he was clearly the groovin' type.
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post #18 of 33
HAHAHAHAHAH! My favorite part also is when he tries to get up and run.Im still laughing
post #19 of 33
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He was really disoriented after his crash and I think that has much to do with the fact that he hit his face and forehead badly right after his short running session. If you look closely you can see that he smashes his head face first in the snow and after that he stays more passive. Im the guy staning on top and I brought his skis down to him. One you can see laying half way up in the upper left corner of the screen. There is also annother skier between me and rastafa and he is bending down probably to pick up the other ski.
post #20 of 33
Doh! He should of ran back up and not down the hill

Are you sure he was singing Soul? looks more like rock and roll.
post #21 of 33
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Originally Posted by slider
Slider, did you put the music to that? Classic!

Thatsagirl
post #22 of 33
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Originally Posted by Thatsagirl
Slider, did you put the music to that? Classic!

Thatsagirl
I know you should not make fun of others misery. I just couldn't help myself,sorry.
post #23 of 33
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Originally Posted by slider
I know you should not make fun of others misery. I just couldn't help myself,sorry.
I know what you mean. At least I can empathize with the guy while I'm chuckling and laughing. I've taken a few falls like that, with long slides where I just couldn't self arrest, and I always walked away OK. Scary as heck! : Watching that video caused post-traumatic stress for me!

Thatsagirl

EDIT: need more coffee, can't spell empathize!
post #24 of 33
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Originally Posted by tdk6
He was really disoriented after his crash and I think that has much to do with the fact that he hit his face and forehead badly right after his short running session. If you look closely you can see that he smashes his head face first in the snow and after that he stays more passive.
He's lucky he was OK after all that.

Thatsagirl
post #25 of 33
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Originally Posted by Tele-Swede
WRONG! Don't dig in those boots! If you are going too fast you'll start rag-dolling and you don't want that...
Learn how to self arrest!
Carry an ice ax at all times (And then dig these toes in, because you're not wearing crampons, and you shouldn't rag doll if you have most of your weight on your upper body.)

YA
post #26 of 33
Thread Starter 
So what is the best way to self arrest. What should rastafa had done in the video?
post #27 of 33
LOL, sorry, I couldn't help it...
Anyway, to stop downward momentum down a hill is a difficult thing I bet it would have helped to stop if he didn't stand up and ran in the middle!
post #28 of 33
I LOVE the music! Classic! Slider........thanks! Who's singing this song, and where can I get it??

One thing he DIDN'T do is dig in a ski pole. He just held them. A good grip on a pole with both hands and digging in might have helped a little.
post #29 of 33
Just for you Bonni....... http://www.tremblant-insider.com/SuperSkier.mp3


Right click and Save Target As....... Chad Mitchel Trio from Canda about 1963 or so. Enjoy.
post #30 of 33
Thread Starter 
Thanks slider.... I used to be in a bluegrass band and this is a great song .

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Originally Posted by slider
Just for you Bonni....... http://www.tremblant-insider.com/SuperSkier.mp3


Right click and Save Target As....... Chad Mitchel Trio from Canda about 1963 or so. Enjoy.
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