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post #1 of 17
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...best crash by a World Cup star. I'll start with Hermann Maier at Nagano in 1998:

http://dynamic.si.cnn.com/si_online/...1998/0223.html
post #2 of 17
Here's that great shot of E. Schlopy in the 04 GS opener at Solden.

post #3 of 17
Daron Rahlves last year in the Adelboden GS.

Go here: http://www.redbullcopilot.com/

Click "the skier" on the first menu then "the price you pay" for the second one.
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I don't think there's any web source for images of it, but the crash Moose Barrows suffered in the 1968 Olympic Downhill was pretty darn bad.

For any of you who remember "Downhill Racer", it was the crash that's shown at the beginning of the movie and provides the reason for Robert Redford's character to be called up to the National Team.
post #5 of 17
i recall seeing a nasty ragdoll pulled off by todd brooker at kitzbuhel, down the zeilschuss.
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There are several in the "In Search of Speed" movie about Bode and Daron. I'll grab stills from it tomorrow.
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Well it's not world cup, but I saw a Gelande jumper do five end over ends like a bowling pin flipping, taking 15" deep chunks out of the packed landing ramp with his head and feet. The chair I was on had stopped right ove the runout, so I was able to be fully disturbed by the carnage.: : :
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Originally Posted by doublediamond223
There are several in the "In Search of Speed" movie about Bode and Daron. I'll grab stills from it tomorrow.
is that movie any good? worth buying?
post #9 of 17
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is that movie any good? worth buying?
Not really. It's about as superficial as an NBC Olympic profile.
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by Alaska Mike
Not really. It's about as superficial as an NBC Olympic profile.
It isn't that bad at all. It does ramble on at times, and it is more about training and motivation than actual skiing. I can burn a copy of it if anyone wants it, for a few bucks.
post #11 of 17
What about Brian Stemmle. In 1986 I think he whiped out at the Hahnenkamm right were that nasty fallaway is. He got hooked in the nets and it litterally cut him in half... Its because of him that they changed the whole "A" and "B" net systems.
post #12 of 17
who was the canadian that went over the last jump into the finish that got twisted in the air and landed sideways & ended up with a concussion or something?
can't remember if it was sg or dh
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by mikey_10
who was the canadian that went over the last jump into the finish that got twisted in the air and landed sideways & ended up with a concussion or something?
can't remember if it was sg or dh
Well, Todd Brooker ate s*** on the Hausberg bump (which isn't the finish bump) and basically went through/over the fence and got a concussion. I think one of the Crazy Canucks did biff it on the finish bump, and Chad Fleischer definitely pulled the best crash I've ever seen on the finish bump...he was basically on the podium until he decided to put in a Hero Move that didn't work, and broke both skis off behind/in front of the bindings...gets up and bows to the crowd...
post #14 of 17
...I'm tempted to suggest a certain member of this forum, and ESA coach, on the Dave Murray run, Whistler.

Perhaps Martin would like to fess up...
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by SkiRacer55
Well, Todd Brooker ate s*** on the Hausberg bump (which isn't the finish bump) and basically went through/over the fence and got a concussion. I think one of the Crazy Canucks did biff it on the finish bump, and Chad Fleischer definitely pulled the best crash I've ever seen on the finish bump...he was basically on the podium until he decided to put in a Hero Move that didn't work, and broke both skis off behind/in front of the bindings...gets up and bows to the crowd...
the crash i am thinking of was in the late 90s i think
post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by mikey_10
who was the canadian that went over the last jump into the finish that got twisted in the air and landed sideways & ended up with a concussion or something?
can't remember if it was sg or dh
Cary Mullen. Doing fine but not much skiing and no competing ever again. I think his vision remained blurred for well over a year.

Hard to beat Brooker's beater at Kitzbuehl, his wife watched from the finish line and saw it all and saw him being airlifted without even knowing if he was alive at that point.

Brian Stemmle at (val D'Isere?) when he tore himself in two was pretty dramatic. They kept him in a drug coma for a week to control the pain.
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Originally Posted by L7
Cary Mullen. Doing fine but not much skiing and no competing ever again. I think his vision remained blurred for well over a year.

Hard to beat Brooker's beater at Kitzbuehl, his wife watched from the finish line and saw it all and saw him being airlifted without even knowing if he was alive at that point.

Brian Stemmle at (val D'Isere?) when he tore himself in two was pretty dramatic. They kept him in a drug coma for a week to control the pain.
Cary Mullen, you nailed that one. Brian Stemmle's crash was at the Hahnehkamm, bottom of the Steilhang, fence on the left...now it's a slide pad, and people like Bode Miller skip off it like stones on a pond, no damage done.

Here's another great Hahnenkamm crash: Pietro Vitalini eats it, goes over the fence, lands in a big pile of fluff, otherwise he would have been toast...and takes fifth the next day.
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