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post #31 of 79

You're going so fast it is distorting your reality!rolleyes.gif

 

You're bending 217 stiff downhills at a whopping 150lbs. And you know no snow is coming off of your tails because you are looking backwards, Get outta town!, sheesh!

post #32 of 79

I had this dream the other night where Lindsey comes up and whispers ... "yukes, ya' big hunk, if you can catch me I'm yours" .. and then  confused.gif

 

This did happen at Gstaad and I'm standing there and a guy sez "that's so-and-so and she's from the Swiss National Team so we took off and after she lost me, well, she lost me.  redface.gif

post #33 of 79
Thread Starter 

Funny how a regular and EpicSki supporter would waste his time trolling a newbie.  Convenient that all the way over there in the soft-snow, soft-head pac NW you offer me no opportunity to prove my skill.

 

I have already let it be known that I shall enter the Citizen's Downhill at Jay again this year.  It won't be hard to figure out my identity at that time, and I will make it known post-race.

 

Until then.  I'm out from this absurd thread full of haters.

 

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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post

You're going so fast it is distorting your reality!rolleyes.gif

 

You're bending 217 stiff downhills at a whopping 150lbs. And you know no snow is coming off of your tails because you are looking backwards, Get outta town!, sheesh!

post #34 of 79

Is it something that was said or did someone break wind.  nonono2.gif

post #35 of 79

GUESS I STRUCK A CHORD?duel.gif

post #36 of 79
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GUESS I STRUCK A CHORD?duel.gif


Thanks Atomicman, I debated wasting my time responding to this thread, but you did it for me... and did it very well
 

post #37 of 79
Thread Starter 

It's not like he convinced me to slow down.  If anything this is fuel for the fire.  So keep stoking.  Keep stoking...

post #38 of 79

That's funny,  because clearly you do not have a clue about what your talking about...

post #39 of 79

I know, I know, I almost didn't waste my breath either.

 

I am sure the guy is a good skier, what he does not get is no one here gives a shit about his egomanical bloviating! 

 

I am sure I didn't slow him down, but maybe the guy will chill, get off his self appointed pedestal and show some depth of character with  some posts with a bit more humility.

 

He might actually get someone who gives a flying rat's ass about how good he thinks he is! 

 

Naw, no one cares!

 

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GUESS I STRUCK A CHORD?duel.gif


Thanks Atomicman, I debated wasting my time responding to this thread, but you did it for me... and did it very well
 

post #40 of 79

If you know where to get some Super G skis i'll race ya?  need 195 to 200's preferably newer. anyone?

post #41 of 79

Magic, I just caught up with this thread.  I'm very impressed with your level of skill, and ablity to go fast, considering not a lot of speed training in your background.  That you could be fastest through the speed trap on overly short and too small radius skis really says something.  If you'd had proper skis, just imagine what you could have done. 

 

I have a pair of skis that might be just what you're looking for.  They're a pair of 223 K2 910's.  I used them in 1978 when I was racing FIS downhill in Europe.  They have almost no sidecut, are stiff as a 2X12, and weight about 20lbs.  Back then downhills over in Europe were set pretty much straight down the mountain, not many turns, so they worked great for me.  These days most FIS level racers could never turn these boards enough to navigate the turnier courses they have to race in, but with your ability to bend a ski I think they'd be made to order for you. 

 

They're in mint condition.  I put a coat of storage wax on them before I put them in the closet 30 years ago, so they're super sweet.  Let me know if you want them.  Probably only need to use them for a race or two, though.  These babies are fast, and combined with your skill the sponsors will zero in on you after your first race, and will be beating down your door to give you new equipment.  Either way, good luck! 

post #42 of 79

As much as I like SLspecialist's line of thinking, I thought it would be cool to see how crazy someone skiing like Gastavo Theoni would look on a modern DH course.  Until I realize he skis at some of the places I do...

post #43 of 79
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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post

You're going so fast it is distorting your reality!rolleyes.gif

 

You're bending 217 stiff downhills at a whopping 150lbs. And you know no snow is coming off of your tails because you are looking backwards, Get outta town!, sheesh!


Didn't they say de wuz wimminz skiis?

 

Other than that..this whole thread is .....

 

 

post #44 of 79

And I quote!

 

"So what are my options for straightest and stiffest modern DH boards?"

 

And I don't believe women use 217cm, except for maybe Vonn who is taller & heavier and, stronger and in better shape then the bloviating OP!

 

Women's FIS rules for World Cup are 210cm minimum Length for DH.

 

We happen to have 4 pair of Atomic Speed Skis.

 

204 Sg

210cm DH (Owned by X-US ski Team Downhiller and consistently waxed by WC techs)

209 Sg

212 DH

 

I have skied on them all.  what the Op is missing in his absurdly ego driven posts is that you need a torsionally stiff ski to hold on hard snow. it is a detriment to have a ridicuously longitudinally stiff ski. You need a ski to be supple to absorb terrain undulations and bumps. Back in the day this was a dilemma for ski builders. The materials and technology has come a long way allowing longitudinal suppleness and torsional rigidity at the same time. You also must be able to bend a ski into an arc.

 

We watched some masters guys this week end (We both raced in a Masters GS) that were on such stiff skis that they still were cambered during their turns.

 

By the way,  none of our skis are what I would consider soft. All are quite beefy actually.   If my 6'1" 230 lbs. 25 YO son can race downhill on them, I think this little 5'9" 150 lbs. PUSSbiggrin.gif could step back from his ego for a moment and see how he came across in his posts.

 

We also have a couple of pair of Atomic GS11 World Cups (Not just Race Stock) in a 186 and a pair of Head i.GS RD 188cm from last season Talk about stiff? I have to get going about 50 MPH to bend these things and I weigh about 190+ and am 6' tall.

 

And even if he does need such a stiff ski, which I doubt, he then blames his crash on his soft skis??, also doubtful,  the OP's attitude obviously rubbed a few folks funny besides me. Most folks who can really ski needn't advertise their prowwess in a public forumconfused.gif other then one with snow on it! Did he really not excpect to get Flambeed here?


Edited by Atomicman - 1/13/11 at 12:27pm
post #45 of 79
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And I quote!

 

"So what are my options for straightest and stiffest modern DH boards?"

 

And I don't believe women use 217cm, except for maybe Vonn who is taller & heavier and, stronger and in better shape then the bloviating OP!

Vonn borrows Bode's DH skisbiggrin.gif   Well, skis pretty much the same set up.
 

post #46 of 79

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Originally Posted by Rick View Post

Magic, I just caught up with this thread.  I'm very impressed with your level of skill, and ablity to go fast, considering not a lot of speed training in your background.  That you could be fastest through the speed trap on overly short and too small radius skis really says something.  If you'd had proper skis, just imagine what you could have done. 

 

I have a pair of skis that might be just what you're looking for.  They're a pair of 223 K2 910's.  I used them in 1978 when I was racing FIS downhill in Europe.  They have almost no sidecut, are stiff as a 2X12, and weight about 20lbs.  Back then downhills over in Europe were set pretty much straight down the mountain, not many turns, so they worked great for me.  These days most FIS level racers could never turn these boards enough to navigate the turnier courses they have to race in, but with your ability to bend a ski I think they'd be made to order for you. 

 

They're in mint condition.  I put a coat of storage wax on them before I put them in the closet 30 years ago, so they're super sweet.  Let me know if you want them.  Probably only need to use them for a race or two, though.  These babies are fast, and combined with your skill the sponsors will zero in on you after your first race, and will be beating down your door to give you new equipment.  Either way, good luck! 



Ahhh, the good old days....  before orthoscopic surgery.......

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post #47 of 79

jim, is that you?

post #48 of 79

Troll.

Nobody can be so ignorant.

And unless at 150 pounds the Magician can squat about 800, he ain't bending those skis.

I'll change my midn if he posts a pic of him doing so.

Photoshop a bar over your face to stay anon.

post #49 of 79

What's wrong with having a pet troll?

post #50 of 79

Oh, darn!

 

I just gave away the last pair of old DH boards of the 4 pair that I bought from the Austrian Ski Team at Lake Placid after the Olympics in 1980. They were Josef Walcher's #2 pair! (The others were his #3 pair, and 2 pair from Werner Grissman.)

 

223cm Kastle's, with hand carved holes in the tips, with Tyrolia NON- Diagonal racing spring bindings with no numbers (pre-DIN), just hash marks.

 

Maybe the guys at the shop will let me have them back so I can sell them to our new speed freak friend!

 

I would have made this guy a heck of a deal!

post #51 of 79
Thread Starter 


Hand carved holes in the tips?  For what purpose?
 

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223cm Kastle's, with hand carved holes in the tips, with Tyrolia NON- Diagonal racing spring bindings with no numbers (pre-DIN), just hash marks.

  

post #52 of 79


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jim, is that you?


No, Don't know who it was.  I happened to have seen that pic while looking up Sepp Ferstl. It just reminded me of this thread and I thought it was an appropriate example of how great those old logs were. I remember those K2 910s you mentioned. Did you ever try the Kastles, Blizzards or the Fischers?  I did have a similar experience to the pic at Bad Kleinkirchiem on a pair of Fischer C4's in '77. Who'd a thunk I could fly that far and land that hard.... maybe if I had been using some jumping skis it wouldn't have happened. Were you on Europa Cup?


Edited by JimiB - 1/12/11 at 8:25pm
post #53 of 79

Holes in the tips were for aerodynamics. The tips in those days were not the low profile tips on speed skis of today so holes reduced the profile of the ski. They looked pretty funky.

 

I ran on my 1977 223 Rossi DHs last year as a 'provisional re-run' at a DH ('provisional re-run' was necessary to be legal at the USSA sponsored event). They were about 5 seconds slower on a 60 second course and the problem wasn't the turns, it was the bases. I'll admit, I didn't juice them like I did my modern DHs. cool.gif

 

I also have a pair of Kastle SpeedMachines, 223cm, that were donated to my collection. Drilled for Tyrolias of the era. Anyone want to mount 'em up?

 

post #54 of 79
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What's wrong with having a pet troll?


The chihuahua and poodle owners get all frantic when they see all those fish hooks sticking out.

It's just not a kind thing to do. I mean, they're disadvantaged already.
post #55 of 79

Gotta love the title change, ahahahaha.

post #56 of 79

OK, is this:

 

PMTS W _ _ _ o

 

Son of PMTS W _ _ _ o

 

Mother of T _ _ _ h C_ _ _ _ e S _ _ _ _

 

or ski.gif

 

V _ _ d

post #57 of 79

Racer X,  Brother of H______yS__r

post #58 of 79

xdog1?

post #59 of 79

Sock puppet.

post #60 of 79

MasterMagician - close relative of Highway Star?

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