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post #31 of 44
Not quite. You must be a member of USSA, and be registered as competitor to get a FIS license, if you're American. No choice. Been through it for 7 years with two kids.
post #32 of 44
I just meant it as being canadian I don't need to get an extra USSA card to run FIS in the US
post #33 of 44
Canadians do not need to be members of USSA. Entries to FIS alpine races are restricted and you must go through proper channels to enter a FIS race. Canadian entries must go through Alpine Canada for all US FIS races. Entries for US athletesa are handled through the region office.
post #34 of 44
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Canadians do not need to be members of USSA. Entries to FIS alpine races are restricted and you must go through proper channels to enter a FIS race. Canadian entries must go through Alpine Canada for all US FIS races. Entries for US athletesa are handled through the region office.

I know Ive been doing this for quite a while.
post #35 of 44

All the Cool Stuff Race.....

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The driving force behind this series is Rich "Hutch" Hutchinson. Great guy. I believe that this series has been re-branded; Hutch formerly put together what was called the "North American Downhill Series", aka NADS. As I understand it, the goal of this series is to enable people of all ages to try, and get into some form of speed racing. I think the website explains a lot of it.
Yeah Hutchie is the MAN!!!
NESC is the new deal
Looks like Mt Snow is going to be the diamond event this year.
1400 vert // minute :15+ with some very "LIGHT" moments
Go to the www.northeasternspeedcup.com site
Although the NESC has several races planned.......
They team up with the Twist-Racing guys and put on the best DH/SG races. There is a Forum (Speed Freaks) there where you can find out info.
Looks like LOTS of sponsors this year.....

I'm starting to wax em up....................

Fun group
post #36 of 44
Thread Starter 
Gore DH is looking like it will be canceled :/. Looks like I'm going to Sugarloaf after all. Muleski, is your daughter going to be on the hill for the race this year?
post #37 of 44
Probably not for that week, as of now. I do know that there will be a big contingent from VT as well as the CVA and Gould kids, as this is one of the qualifiers to get to the Banknorth EC Champs for both states. KMS, SMS and Burke normally bring a pretty good group in terms of numbers. Some years a big crew from GMVS and MMSC as well. The Eastern Cup speed week is the following week, and being there for the USSA races lets kids get used to the hill as well as their skis. She may try to squeeze some of it in for that reason; she's on new skis. Great chance to run some DH.

Have fun.
post #38 of 44
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Probably not for that week, as of now. I do know that there will be a big contingent from VT as well as the CVA and Gould kids, as this is one of the qualifiers to get to the Banknorth EC Champs for both states. KMS, SMS and Burke normally bring a pretty good group in terms of numbers. Some years a big crew from GMVS and MMSC as well. The Eastern Cup speed week is the following week, and being there for the USSA races lets kids get used to the hill as well as their skis. She may try to squeeze some of it in for that reason; she's on new skis. Great chance to run some DH.

Have fun.
Alright, I do have one more question though. Do you know anything about Maine's rules for independent competitors in Speed events? I was told in NY yesterday at a SG that I NEEDED representation by a on hill coach (and luckily I found one). It kinda made me worried for next weeks race. Do you know if I'll need to find someone for next week?

Thanks.
post #39 of 44
USSA adopted FIS rules a few years ago about representation. All athletes on the start list must be represented. This is especially true for speed events. The key reason for representation is to verify that each athlete "belongs" in the race. This all evolved from an insurance claim a few years ago.

Representatives, aka Team Captains, receive information from the organizer. It is the responsibility of the Team Captain to inform all their athletes about the schedule, rules, training areas, use of a snow seed, etc.

In addition, the larger programs usually video the training runs and can be very helpful with wax selection.
post #40 of 44
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Alright, I do have one more question though. Do you know anything about Maine's rules for independent competitors in Speed events? I was told in NY yesterday at a SG that I NEEDED representation by a on hill coach (and luckily I found one). It kinda made me worried for next weeks race. Do you know if I'll need to find someone for next week?

Thanks.
I used to show up and represent myself at FIS races... Usually even a parent can do it... Not many questions are asked.
post #41 of 44
I would doubt if this will be an issue at the USSA speed races. You can call the Sugarloaf Competition Center, and ask. The person who'll know for sure is Laurel Lashar, the director. If she says that you need representation, then PM me and I may have another idea or two. Of course, ask if you can represent yourself first. It's a pretty low key deal. Should be fine. I've seen all sorts of guys representing racers at FIS races, too. All they typically want to know is if your name should stay on the board....ie stay entered. They call your name, somebody says "Yep", and it's over.
post #42 of 44
Thread Starter 
so, I survived. Point penalty sucked, but I managed to get 169 race points before penalty on my best run, even though it was my worst run of the week (to me at least). I touched the fence with my ski on snowbowl, then flew down headwall at full speed. I got really late, then got thrown wayyy back seat, so far that my tips lifted off the ground. I was headed straight for the fence, but threw myself forward last second to get back into the course. Scary shit.

Anyway, it was a fun week, and I'm now a speed freak. I was the first independent 2nd year racer that ran the DH there, and I got alot of kudos for it.

And damn Muleski, your daughter has some nice skis. Her bases were soo shiny I could almost see my reflection in them.
post #43 of 44
I thik I saw you getting on the T-Bar. Couldn't quite catch up and say hi.
post #44 of 44
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I thik I saw you getting on the T-Bar. Couldn't quite catch up and say hi.
Aww, you should have told me you were going up. That day really sucked ass though, I think I only got in 5 or 6 runs.
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