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post #61 of 119
Oh, and ONE MORE THING. I think its funny that most of the people who put down NASTAR racers wouldn't ever have the friggen GUTS to enter a race, or would make up excuses of why the only people they beat were the fringen six year olds.

Alot of people use NASTAR as an entry point, and it usually is the first step in a fufilling racing career. Some people dont have the time for anything else, but have the "itch." and nastar fuffills that.

Of course, there are so many different definitions of "success." Everyone has their own personal definition.

Apparently this board is full of World Cup athletes, so its a good thing that not everyone has to live up to your standards.....
post #62 of 119
sorry, double post.
post #63 of 119
sorry, double post
post #64 of 119
Quote:
Originally Posted by Takecontrol618
Nastar racers are, and always will be, hilarious. Period.
The "Nastar racer" on the right has an Olympic Gold and Silver medal:





But YOU are far too cool to race in Nastar. :

Period.
post #65 of 119
Quote:
Originally Posted by LindaA
You know, it doesn't really matter if you ski Masters or Nastar or even friggen club racing, and you want to wear a speedsuit. Granted, some of these racers have a lot more to worry about then aerodynamics of clothing.

Even if they dont have whatever you guysez opinion of a "perfect speedsuit body" might be, if putting on that suit makes them feel faster, more confident, or more determined, if it makes them better by wearing it becasue they take their racing seriously, (yes, even if you dont.) then I am all for it.

And i think it sucks that you are all so catty about somone who is doing everything they can to be faster, even if you feel they shouldn't be in a speed suit. They take their racing seriously.
You are right. I got caught up in the "humor attire" aspect of it without realizing that I may offend someone who participates in NASTAR. I was always the class clown in school, and it frequently got me in trouble. Think I'd learn by now?

Quote:
Originally Posted by LindaA
shouldn't get all worked up, I suppose, especially where I am sure you ALL have the perfect speedsuit bodies...
You're right again. You shouldn't get worked up, and you shouldn't assume that I don't respect NASTAR, or particpate in it.
Actually I don't but my husband does and my friends kids do it also, and I believe it is a great source of confidence and fuel to get young people interested in racing.
post #66 of 119
Well, I know the attire humor is pretty funny...especially the one peice bags that I have seen several of just this weekend. But these, for the most part are worn to incite and promote laughter. Like the guy in the turquoise one who came flouncing through the bar apres...he was very proud of his...then there was this bright, neon green one at Sunday River this weekend...I wanted one immediately but the boyfreind said he wouldn't ski with me if I did.

But speedsuits is a bit touchy with me...my BF races in Masters and they ALL wear speedsuits, and they are all pretty serious about what they do.

Me, I'm just starting out. (With racing, I mean.) I'll have to win a few NASTAR races before I get to BFs level. and Im glad that there is something like NASTAR out there that I can go and make a fool of myself first instead of in front of all those masters. It takes alot of the pressure off somone who is just learning.

Its ok, I am not worked up...except when I posted this, there was a local news story on tv that was giving all the closing dates of the states ski areas. Now I'm a CrankyPants.
post #67 of 119
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Peters
The "Nastar racer" on the right has an Olympic Gold and Silver medal:





But YOU are far too cool to race in Nastar. :

Period.
Bob doesn't he have a bronze too? Somehow I thought he had the complete set.

- Fossil
post #68 of 119
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flying Fossil
Bob doesn't he have a bronze too? Somehow I thought he had the complete set.

- Fossil
"Just" two, gold (DH) and silver (SG):

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Tommy donned his first pair of skis while most three-year-olds were still adjusting to their first steps. He was introduced to skiing on the slopes of Big Mountain, Montana where his father was a ski patroller. He raced with the Big Mountain Ski Club until the winter of 1983-84, when his family moved to Palmer, Alaska. In 1986 he was named to the US Ski Team.

The 1994 Winter Olympics was a record-setting year for Tommy, who became the first U. S. Alpine Skier to win two medals in the same Olympics. He is the first American male to win the Olympic Silver Medal in the Super G and one of only two American alpine skiers to win an Olympic downhill gold.

While Tommy has built an impressive resume from racing, his free skiing abilities have garnered the respect of his peers here in Jackson Hole. Todd Jones, co-owner of the Jackson-based film company Teton Gravity Research, works with some of the world's premier free skiers. In his experience, Tommy is one of the top five free skiers in the world.
"We've spent lots of days doing laps from the tram to Corbet's (Couloir), the Expert Chutes and then down to the Lower Faces," Jones said.


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From the JH website.

Oh, and the other "Nastar racer" in that photo is Tommy's wife, Megan Geraty, who is also a former US Ski Team member. Hilarious.
post #69 of 119
No amount of feel-good medal giveaway stories or WC spokesmen are going to make me change my mind about the fervor with which some people pursue Nastar.


Don't turn this place into Paula's Ski Forum.
post #70 of 119
Quote:
Originally Posted by takecontrol618
No amount of feel-good medal giveaway stories or WC spokesmen are going to make me change my mind about the fervor with which some people pursue Nastar.
I think its a very sad thing that you can't understand, and therefore probably don't have, a true passion in your life. Its not about NASTAR or Masters or even WC. Its about ski racing.

I am sorry you don't have the capacity to understand...
post #71 of 119
FACT: Sometimes, I cry at night.
post #72 of 119
and what do you do on the oth....you know what, never mind!
post #73 of 119

Takecontrol ...

Thank you for sharing your sentiments.

Now piss off.
post #74 of 119
Quote:
Originally Posted by segbrown
You know, I bet I know who that was ... Josefa Frandl-Crotty. When was this?
Back in the 80's sometime. She was blond, I believe. Rather striking, and put together pretty well.
post #75 of 119

Bogner Suits - donated Ferrari's?

Vald, clear your message box!
post #76 of 119
Quote:
Originally Posted by LindaA
And ANOTHER thing, there are eighty year old guys skiing Masters who need help even getting INTO their speedsuits, which I am sure that they fall into your category of people who shouldn't wear them.

But they would kick all of your butts in a race anyday! and besides, when its all over, they are smiling the biggest smiles.

Catty, judgemental people. you all should be ashamed of yourseves.
LOL. I love that....."and ANOTHER thing." You go, Girl!
post #77 of 119
(I'm a mom, can you tell?)
post #78 of 119
It crossed my mind.
post #79 of 119
That must have been a long journey through some barren lands....
post #80 of 119
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Peters
"Just" two, gold (DH) and silver (SG)
Ok then, I thought it was probably Pepi Stiegler being Jackson Hole and all.

- Fossil
post #81 of 119
Quote:
Originally Posted by LindaA
(I'm a mom, can you tell?)
Now that's something I'm sensitive about! See there are so many characters on this forum, you can easily hit a nerve with someone on any topic.

Hey! this is way off topic!
post #82 of 119
Yuki said 'Piss Off'.

Well, Piss Off, already, you lot!
post #83 of 119
"And ANOTHER thing..." (theres always another thing, isnt there?)
"You LOOK at me when I'm SPEAKING to you!" (and then you say: "DONT you give me that look!")
"you'd BETTER not be getting SMART with ME!" (and hes grounded for bad grades.)
I sound just like my mother sometimes....I make my brothers jump a mile...

Yes, we pretty much derailed this thread. its upside down in a ditch with its wheels spinning...
post #84 of 119
This thread has made me want to wear a Bogner. Big time.

Even if it would make me look like a tadpole.

It'd be freaky bling.
post #85 of 119
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigE
This thread has made me want to wear a Bogner. Big time.

Even if it would make me look like a tadpole.

It'd be freaky bling.
I dug out the old one piece suit I bought at JC Penney when I was 30 lbs lighter. Tried it on to get a good laugh from my husband but all that thing gave me was a wedgie!:
post #86 of 119

rumor ...

Which Bear actually posts while wearing only his or her Bogner?
post #87 of 119
Quote:
Originally Posted by flaviaman
Vald, clear your message box!
i cleaned it up a bit....i'm gonna just start posting my e-dress, as the messages here build up FAST.
looking forward to hearing form you!
post #88 of 119
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Peters
"Just" two, gold (DH) and silver (SG):

**************************

Tommy donned his first pair of skis while most three-year-olds were still adjusting to their first steps. He was introduced to skiing on the slopes of Big Mountain, Montana where his father was a ski patroller. He raced with the Big Mountain Ski Club until the winter of 1983-84, when his family moved to Palmer, Alaska. In 1986 he was named to the US Ski Team.

The 1994 Winter Olympics was a record-setting year for Tommy, who became the first U. S. Alpine Skier to win two medals in the same Olympics. He is the first American male to win the Olympic Silver Medal in the Super G and one of only two American alpine skiers to win an Olympic downhill gold.

While Tommy has built an impressive resume from racing, his free skiing abilities have garnered the respect of his peers here in Jackson Hole. Todd Jones, co-owner of the Jackson-based film company Teton Gravity Research, works with some of the world's premier free skiers. In his experience, Tommy is one of the top five free skiers in the world.
"We've spent lots of days doing laps from the tram to Corbet's (Couloir), the Expert Chutes and then down to the Lower Faces," Jones said.

*****************************************

From the JH website.

Oh, and the other "Nastar racer" in that photo is Tommy's wife, Megan Geraty, who is also a former US Ski Team member. Hilarious.
and.......... his brother-in-law was a great olympic snowboard racer for the US, whom I rescued from the burlington airport and put up with our team, during the '92 US Open....cool guy- he wore tommy's old helmet, and taught me never to brag about myt riding around quiet cats from whitefish who could tear me a new a**hole on the super-G
post #89 of 119
Quote:
Originally Posted by LindaA
That must have been a long journey through some barren lands....
ROTFLMAO!!! You guys are killing me!
post #90 of 119
Quote:
Originally Posted by Docjoque
Back in the 80's sometime. She was blond, I believe. Rather striking, and put together pretty well.
Probably her -- was she in her 50s? She would be about 75 by now. Her name when racing was Putzi Frandl, and she's Austrian. Won a silver in Cortina, and six or seven other World Cup type medals. She continued racing (for fun) for many years. The lived near us; I went to school with her sons -- in fact, her youngest was close friends and double partners (tennis) with my brother. She still competes in tennis.
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