Originally Posted by Ghost
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...