They should make some faceguards that are like motorcycle face guards then.
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10/13/07 at 7:46pm
Who is going to pay for it? 180 million spent on R&D for 2003 in F1, roughly 150 million for engines alone by each top team, a total of 2.1 billion spent by ten teams. Yet the crash testing programs are necessarily far, far less involved and expensive than what you see in production cars.
The USST budget is what, 25 million? How is the FIS supposed to justify and finance all this development? Where is the impetus in any case? Its not like World Cup skiers are out there dieing left and right as the case was/is in motorsports.
OK, I like speed events, I think they are valuable...I might even consider entering some again someday, but how does this make what you are asking for any more likely to happen? You are asking for increased investment, but its a chicken and egg argument. Maybe if speed events or alpine skiing in general weren't niche sports interesting only to a tiny minority of viewers, the money would be there.