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post #2 of 25
Ahhh. Ahhh. Awww. Merde!
post #3 of 25
who's the skier?
post #4 of 25
Thread Starter 
irul&ublo. i swear.
post #5 of 25
Was this pic taken at Mammoth?
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Karsten--I believe that is Bode Miller, demonstrating the current state-of-the-art alpine technique, on his Olympic medal-winning run.



Best regards,
Bob Barnes
post #7 of 25
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Cruzer,

Good call. Yes. Mammoth.

Top of Lincoln



[ July 02, 2002, 02:54 PM: Message edited by: ryan ]
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Originally posted by ryan:
OK troll boy, lets take a look:

hmmmm...on the uphill ski; no flex; in the back seat; [Bill Walton Voice]hooorible hand position[/Bill Walton voice]; big time skidding; and an extremely gay one piece...

nope, not me. All clues point to a chowd.
post #9 of 25
Thread Starter 
"Throw it DOWN, Rul, throw it DOWN."
post #10 of 25
...a chowd...or a pom.
post #11 of 25
But he was in perfect PMTS position. How could that have happened?
post #12 of 25
Confucius say: Man who refuse to bend downhill knee will have it bent for him.
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isn't that the famous "tip drag-to-crossed over worm turn shoulder roll" that Wayne Wankle invented in the 70's? If his momentum is still good, from here he'll finish with an "inverted royal christy 180 back breaker - to- where the hell did my toupe' end up - jet turn recovery with complete hip disloction".

Spectacular move, but it really never caught on anywhere else except Mamoth i guess.
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Yes, CS--the venerable IRC180BBTWTHDMTEUJTRWCHD-move. You are right--why didn't I recognize that once-famous variation?

For those interested, you can see this fall coming in the first two frames. That skidding downhill ski and dropped uphill arm predict what happens next in these inconsistent conditions. He'll keep skidding until that downhill ski finally holds to create a solid platform, then rotate his upper body into the next turn, pushing off from the platform. The problem is that this platform is highly unreliable in these conditions. In this case, the downhill ski simply hooked up and stopped moving, probably after breaking through the snow and getting stuck in it. The skier kept moving, and the rest is history.

Best regards,
Bob Barnes
post #15 of 25
But where's the pics on his crash and burn technique? Hmmm. I did promise pics on this. Gotta get on that soon.
post #16 of 25
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I keep wishfully waiting for a Bear to pipe up and confess, "Hey, that's ME!!!!"
But then, were that Bear out there, he'd prob'ly opt to keep hibernating.
post #17 of 25
OH MAN, That had to hurt!!! Check out the torque on the "standing" leg too. Bet some dammage was done there.
post #18 of 25
I suspect that the damage was a serious sprain of the right ego, and a strain of the left self-image. I doubt that either was permanent or needed surgery. But the photomontage could take care of that!!!

[ July 03, 2002, 03:49 PM: Message edited by: Maddog1959 ]
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Quote:
Originally posted by ryan:
I keep wishfully waiting for a Bear to pipe up and confess, "Hey, that's ME!!!!"
But then, were that Bear out there, he'd prob'ly opt to keep hibernating.
I vould think ze vast majority of Bears ski like zat.
post #20 of 25
Quote:
Originally posted by Bob Barnes/Colorado:
...He'll keep skidding until that downhill ski finally holds to create a solid platform, then rotate his upper body into the next turn, pushing off from the platform. The problem is that this platform is highly unreliable in these conditions. In this case, the downhill ski simply hooked up and stopped moving, probably after breaking through the snow and getting stuck in it. The skier kept moving, and the rest is history...
Bob -

If his downhill (right) ski abruptly hooked up somewhere between frames 2 and 3, wouldn't it have suddenly veered to the (skiers) left (ie, uphill), leading to a tip crossing? Obviously, that could lead to the situation we see in frame #3, but most people ride out a tip crossing for several seconds before it gets the best of them, and it doesn't look like there is enough time for this to have happened between frames 2 & 3.

It seems to me that another possibility is that right after frame #2, he started to initiate a RH turn (perhaps by rotation), but because he is leaning too far uphill, his new outside edge (ie, the outside of his LH ski) caught in the inconsistent snow, and over he went (ie, independently of his former downhill ski (his right one) hooking up.

Thoughts / comments? This has me puzzled.

Tom / PM

[ July 03, 2002, 08:13 PM: Message edited by: PhysicsMan ]
post #21 of 25
Its Cookie the Swede!
post #22 of 25
Quote:
Originally posted by PhysicsMan:

If his downhill (right) ski abruptly hooked up somewhere between frames 2 and 3, wouldn't it have suddenly veered to the (skiers) left (ie, uphill), leading to a tip crossing? [/QB]
No, because it hooked with no weight on it and therefore did not start carving uphill as the ski was designed to do (which could lead to crossed tips, I guess). Instead it pulled 'down' due to the unweighted camber.
But enough gaper analysis.
post #23 of 25
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Originally posted by Arnold Schwarzenegger:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by ryan:
I keep wishfully waiting for a Bear to pipe up and confess, "Hey, that's ME!!!!"
But then, were that Bear out there, he'd prob'ly opt to keep hibernating.
I vould think ze vast majority of Bears ski like zat.</font>[/quote]Heh, heh, I hope not!
post #24 of 25
Quote:
Originally posted by Arnold Schwarzenegger:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by ryan:
I keep wishfully waiting for a Bear to pipe up and confess, "Hey, that's ME!!!!"
But then, were that Bear out there, he'd prob'ly opt to keep hibernating.
I vould think ze vast majority of Bears ski like zat.</font>[/quote] But will he ski @ the Utah gathering or just hang out?
post #25 of 25
What a lousy ski outfit.
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