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Wow. Stunning finish.
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Nice schuss. Turns need a little work though. I guess he though he was already nearly stopped. Kinda like when you pull off the expressway and feel like you can walk faster than the car at 30 mph.
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Ghost woulda pulled outta that schuss with a hockey stop. Dude was riding his inside edges. He coulda gone fast if he had let his skis run flat. Maybe next year.
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243 kph has got me beat. Maybe Highway star can take a crack at him.
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I've fallen on my bike at about 170 kph. It hurt.
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243 kph has got me beat.

Yeah but if you did, you woulda skied out of it right? It shouldn't even count as the record, he couldn't ski away...

Seriously though, that's crazy to have a big turn at the bottom. Has speed skiing out grown it's hills or global warming shut down the outrun?
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Maybe they want to make it a little more exciting for the fans. I can see it all now. Next year there will be a jump or two like a real DH event.
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post
Yeah but if you did, you woulda skied out of it right? It shouldn't even count as the record, he couldn't ski away...

Seriously though, that's crazy to have a big turn at the bottom. Has speed skiing out grown it's hills or global warming shut down the outrun?
Can't say. Things happen pretty quickly at speed. It ain't as easy as it looks. I have saved a slip up or two at around 200 kph on the old Interceptor though. I've never come close to that speed on the skis.

How fast do you think he was going when he lost it?
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Ain't so bad. What impressed me was the guy sking right behind him, filming through his legs!
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Can't say. Things happen pretty quickly at speed. It ain't as easy as it looks. I have saved a slip up or two at around 200 kph on the old Interceptor though. I've never come close to that speed on the skis.

How fast do you think he was going when he lost it?
Yep, things ain't easy when you can't read the stop signs. My guess (Is he going about half as fast when he hits the fence as he was in the speed trap? Check. Does he go through the fence like a wire through cheese? Check.) is that he's still clocking about 70 when he bites it.

I've hit mid-seventies in a Masters DH (a friend of mine was clocked on a radar gun at 68 m. p. h., and I beat her by four seconds...) but nothing like this dude. When I was a ski bum in Breckenridge in the 70s, C. J. Mueller was a local and was getting into his speed skiing phase. If you remember, speed skiing was a demo event in the '92 Olympics in Albertville. I have a clip (on VCR tape only) of C. J.'s last run, where he was probably fastest into the trap but got blown out of his tuck and wound up 10th, I think. Awesome for a guy who was then in his forties. If anybody knows where there's some footage on the web of that event, please point me to it. It's some of the most amazing stuff you'll ever see, because it was all top-shelf network camera work and production...
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I've heard those suits will melt to the skin... Whew!

I told you the stance needed to be a bit wider, SR55!
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Ain't so bad. What impressed me was the guy sking right behind him, filming through his legs!
Well thank you. I was wondering if anyone was going to notice that. I'm glad you like my filming.
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