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post #151 of 185
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Originally Posted by jinx
but i admire the austrians as skiers, because they make the news for their results and not their life off-piste.
Huh? Tomba got as much press for his off course "performance" as he did on course.
post #152 of 185
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Originally Posted by Coach13
Huh? Tomba got as much press for his off course "performance" as he did on course.
Tomba wasn't Austrian
post #153 of 185
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Originally Posted by jinx
Tomba wasn't Austrian
I always did suck at geography. But really, my point's the same. He's not the 1st to be a little on the wild side. But, then again, if you win consistently no one cares.

I do think Bode will clean his act up some in terms of race prep and training. If he does, I don't think it will have squat to do with public opinion or the media coverage.

My guess is he's taken a hard look around at the rewards/lifestyle that go along with being at the top of the World Cup, and determined he's going to have a tough time replicating that elsewhere.
post #154 of 185
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Originally Posted by XJguy
Yes poor guy so much pressure so much reponsibility, I feel for him just like I feel for Steven Speilberg, Donald Trump, major league baseball players and for Bill Gates, those poor guys have so much pressure I wonder how they sleep. What they would give to be the average american making $30k/yr no health insurance and living pay check to pay check...give me a bloody break...reep what you sow.
Wow, you must be more broke and bitter about it than I am to suggest that anyone with money doesn't deserve sympathy or fair treatment.

Makes me think schadenfreude is less a German word, and more an American one the way you love to bash the people at the top.
post #155 of 185
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Originally Posted by jinx
dumb, dull, conformist?! : :

do i detect some bitterness?
i can see how dull it is that they mostly win.. they should stop conforming and lose for a change! stop training like dumbasses and make the news for excessive partying instead of good skiing!

maybe the next great American should ski in a nice pair of tiger-print thongs.. i mean, how dull and conformist to wear a spydersuit like everyone else!

that was a stupid, stupid.. stupid comment. hang your head in shame.

jinx
Check your interpretation of my meaning for the definition of dull-witted stupidity (trying to be clever sarcasm).
Ever try to figure out why the Bode bashers are out in force? Go on, I bet even you can do it.
Maybe if put three exclamation points behind my statement about not being bitter!!! or angry!!! like Mr. AM does I'll convince you two.
post #156 of 185
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Originally Posted by saudan's boudoir
Ever try to figure out why the Bode bashers are out in force? Go on, I bet even you can do it.
Could it be that thoughts of him disturb their concentration on proper goose-stepping cadence.
post #157 of 185
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Originally Posted by jinx
maybe the next great American should ski in a nice pair of tiger-print thongs..
If its Lindsey Kildow, i think its a hell of an idea.
post #158 of 185
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Originally Posted by irul&ublo
If its Lindsey Kildow, i think its a hell of an idea.
Indubitably.
post #159 of 185
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Originally Posted by XJguy
Yes poor guy so much pressure so much reponsibility, I feel for him just like I feel for Steven Speilberg, Donald Trump, major league baseball players and for Bill Gates, those poor guys have so much pressure I wonder how they sleep. What they would give to be the average american making $30k/yr no health insurance and living pay check to pay check...give me a bloody break...reep what you sow.
Hmmm....funny, I live paycheck to paycheck and I've yet to top 18k, those whiney 30k people are very funny indeed.

I really don't mind the folks who are richer than me, except when they make a big pretense at being destitute, while sounding off at others who have some sense of independance and have done well with it.
post #160 of 185
Thread Starter 
Oh new Rumors.

BODE MIGHT GO BACK TO ROSSIGNOL

Checkracer wrote on a German skiforum that the Blizzard race rep told him that Bode has not yet signed the contract with HEAD and that Rossignol is offering 0,5 Million € more.

It's mostly bout money - wonder if he will go back. Rossignol didn't seem to do too good in the last few years.
post #161 of 185
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Originally Posted by extremecarver
Oh new Rumors.

BODE MIGHT GO BACK TO ROSSIGNOL

Checkracer wrote on a German skiforum that the Blizzard race rep told him that Bode has not yet signed the contract with HEAD and that Rossignol is offering 0,5 Million € more.

It's mostly bout money - wonder if he will go back. Rossignol didn't seem to do too good in the last few years.
this sounds questionable since Head put it out publicly on thier letterhead!

the head LOGO was at the top of this page!

BODE MILLER JOINS HEAD ALPINE RACING TEAM


Kennelbach, Austria – April 21st, 2006 – HEAD is delighted to announce that the US ski superstar Bode Miller has joined the HEAD Alpine Racing Team. The partnership joins one of skiing’s top performing athletes worldwide with one of the most widely recognized and trusted brands in the industry. The agreement is effective immediately and will continue through 2008.

“I am extremely happy that Bode chose to join Head. Bode is the most exciting personality in alpine ski racing. He is also a globally recognizable figure due to his charismatic persona and exceptional ability. “A skier with his presence and worldwide popularity will bring additional focus to HEAD’s commitment to alpine ski racing design and product innovation,” said Johan Eliasch, CEO of HEAD N.V.

In true HEAD partnership fashion, Miller will begin working with HEAD’s dedicated product development team to create new equipment to suite the ever-changing needs of a top competitor, in time for the 2006/2007 season. Miller, a many times World Champion and World Cup champion, will lend valuable insight into the design process. Throughout the extent of his partnership, Miller will ski with HEAD Alpine equipment, plus participate in advertising and promotional initiatives.

“HEAD has a strong history in alpine skiing and an established supportive team environment,” Miller said. “With this opportunity I’ll be entering the next stage of my career by taking on new challenges and joining a talented and diverse team which shares my commitment towards excellence and innovation.”

Miller joins the HEAD alpine racing team, which includes American Caroline Lalive, Austrians Johann Grugger and Christine Sponring, Italian Patrick Staudacher, Marco Buechel Liechtenstein and German Maria Riesch. Coached by former Austrian HEAD alpine ski racing team member Rainer Salzgeber, the 2006-07 squad features world-class athletes who continue to be at the forefront of the sport.









ABOUT HEAD: Head NV is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of premium sports equipment. Head NV’s ordinary shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (“HED”) and the Vienna Stock Exchange (“HEAD”). The company’s business is organized into four divisions: Winter Sports, Racquet Sports, Diving and Licensing. Products are sold under the Head (tennis, squash and racquetball racquets, alpine skis and ski boots, snowboards, bindings and boots), Penn (tennis and racquetball balls), Tyrolia (ski bindings), and Mares/Dacor (diving equipment) brands. The company holds leading positions in all product markets and the equipment is endorsed by some of the world’s top athletes including Andre Agassi, Richard Gasquet, Marat Safin, Johannes Grugger, Marco Buechel and Maria Riesch.
post #162 of 185
Nordica boots.
post #163 of 185
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Originally Posted by L7
Nordica boots.
How does thy have such knowledge?
post #164 of 185
I know people who know people.
post #165 of 185
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Originally Posted by L7
I know people who know people.
Are they in the waste management industry? Vinny and Rocco?:


















Growing up on Long Island, that was a euphemism for the Mob.
post #166 of 185
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Originally Posted by troutman
Atomic has already spent some serious cash this off-season on Kalle Pallander.
Apparently not enough:
http://www.skipressworld.com/us/en/d...0Competitio n
post #167 of 185
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Originally Posted by Atomicman
Bob, you have it all wrong, misfortune is something bad that happens to someone that is out of their control!

Like:including but not limited to:

Born with birth defects
Getting t-boned by a car that ran a red light.
coming down with Lung cancer having never smoked

.
How about your little brother having a serious head injury? He was in a coma for a week or so at the beginning of the season, Bode took off twice before the Olympics to visit him.
post #168 of 185
I was at Bretton Woods last weekend, didn't see Bode ski, I was too busy trying to ski on that little sliver of snow alongside the course but I did speak to someone who told me that Bode was on, not Heads nor Atomics, but Blizzards. I beleive he was still in the Atomic boots, though. Anyone else confirm that?
post #169 of 185
Thread Starter 
Well Blizzard is still searching for a top athlete. Blizzard did bring out really great race dept skis to the public the last season and many rec racers in Austria switched over to Blizzard. I think its possible he will not go to Head - but who knows.
post #170 of 185
what are you guys talking about?

It is a signed done deal with HEAD. It is on the Tyrolia website right now in a banner on the screen and they officially announced his signing with a public announcement on their letterhead as posted above that he has "SIGNED" with HEAD!

http://www.tyrolia.com/


http://www.head.com/

do you really think they would publicly post and have itthis on their sites if it wasn't done?
post #171 of 185
Not only has Head announced that Bode signed an agreement with Head, but Ken Sowles (who negotiates equipment deals for Bode, as well as a number of other US skiers) says Bode signed an agreement with Head.

It's not entirely clear whether or not it includes boots. The press releases talk about "Alpine equipment," and Sowles says Bode "plans" to use Head boots. It's not clear whether he means he's agreed to do so; it's possible he hasn't completely committed to the boots.

Atomic has taken a bit of a hit:
Rahlves to retirement
Dorfmeister to retirement
Miller to Head
Palander to Fischer
Reichelt to Fischer,

though they still have by far the strongest stable of racers on the men's side.
post #172 of 185
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Originally Posted by sjjohnston
Yup, I was wrong. My sources said this was a done deal...just a matter of days until a press release. I guess a better offer was made before a contract was signed. My bad.
post #173 of 185
If you go to Ski Press and click on the interactive streaming video, there is an interview with Bode about his change to Head and his brother.


He said his brother had a great recovery and was snowboarding in Co. at the time of the interview.


He went on to say that there are talks that the US Ski team may not ask him to return......., If he does not get onto a team, he can't compete. I'll start the rumor,, Bode skiing for Jamacia......
post #174 of 185
Greg, Check out the "USSA Announces.." thread here at Epicski -
post #175 of 185
so bode how are those heads working so far?
post #176 of 185
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Originally Posted by waxman View Post
so bode how are those heads working so far?
Why he's loving 'em, they're the reason he's out of the spot light
post #177 of 185
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Originally Posted by waxman View Post
so bode how are those heads working so far?
They are working well for Marco Buechel, he won the DH yesterday on HEAD! Just goes to show it is the pilot not the plane!
post #178 of 185
Head had great skis in the DH 1-4-5-7-8. Even Bode scored points when he should have been 35th.

I'll have to watch his Super-G run again. It looked like a good run, but his skis were slow.

Atomic skis were 1-2-3-4-5-6, Head 9,14,18
post #179 of 185
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Originally Posted by waxman View Post
so bode how are those heads working so far?
Better not count those chickens before they hatch.. or better not look at today's DH results.
post #180 of 185
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Originally Posted by newfydog View Post
Viking Kaj mentioning Killy got me thinking…..Just after retirement, Jean Claude took a sponsorship from Head, and they produced their first ski which was neither black nor all metal, the Killy 800. They ran some TV commercials……slow mo of Killy skiing powder, commentary in French, with subtitles

“When I ski, I think of many things, a beautiful woman, a fine bottle of wine…I do not have to think about my feet, as my legs react instinctively to the snow. And I do not have to think about my skis, because they are Head Skis.” (I did not make this up!!!)

I suddenly thought, “of course, the perfect ski for Bode, he can think about booze and woman while skiing!”

I had to talk to Jean Claude about this. Fortunately Vlad had his cell phone number in his speed dial.

“JC, I asked, “Is it true you can just think about wine and women if your’re on Head skis?” “Oh yes”, he replied, “but now that I snowboard, I don’t have to think at all”.

“But do you think they can make a ski for Bode?”, I inquired, “After all, he parties on a world class level.”

“Well”, said the great Frenchman, “they came by my chateau last week and asked to borrow the very pair of Killy 800’s I used to beat Pepi Stiegler in the TV show The Killy Challenge. They said I could have them back in about four years. Muttered something about they were going to cut them down to 165cm.”
Oh wow, that's great!
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