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Old 02-02-2009, 03:25 PM
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Speed is addictive....even on skis!!

I returned last week from the FIS Speed Skiing World Championships, I finished tied for 16th/22 in the downhill category. I managed 173.89kmh (107.81mph), but felt I could go faster. What a track though, the big dogs in the unlimited category went 225kmh, and that's not even from the top!!
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:28 PM
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Dang man, thats a little scary to think about going that fast....
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:35 PM
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Dang man, thats a little scary to think about going that fast....
Ditto! No roll bars or anything!!! Start to lose control or encounter an obstacle with which to stop abruptly...
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Old 02-02-2009, 04:20 PM
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Wow,,,, I like to go fast, but on wheels with plenty of padding around me. You the man Kyle.
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Old 02-02-2009, 04:32 PM
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That's awesome! I wish I could do that!!

There's something about getting out there the first time, the adrenaline rush.... It sharpens your senses, because you perceive you're in a freakish battle just to stay ALIVE!

So much fun. But after awhile, you may get desensitized.
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Old 02-02-2009, 05:18 PM
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Nice man! I had a bad race yesterday. Check it out
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Old 02-02-2009, 07:23 PM
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Nice man! I had a bad race yesterday. Check it out
Looks like you need some new poles Kuan. Now how in the heck did you do that ?
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Old 02-02-2009, 07:40 PM
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Nice! Thats flying!

When I was little I used to tuck in on my ski's and get cranking pretty good, but no where near that fast!
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:03 PM
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Looks like you need some new poles Kuan. Now how in the heck did you do that ?
There was this gnarly downhill RH turn, person went down, someone went down after, I tried to avoid the pileup and I went down too. Tried to get up and some skied over my left pole, then half a second later my right pole. Skied back down the hill got spare poles and finished the race. Sucked, I was bummed out and slowly finished the race. I went and got new poles today. Good thing they have a replacement program where if you break a pole in a race they get you one at a good price. Still cost me a bunch but a lot less than normal.
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:28 PM
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There was this gnarly downhill RH turn, person went down, someone went down after, I tried to avoid the pileup and I went down too. Tried to get up and some skied over my left pole, then half a second later my right pole. Skied back down the hill got spare poles and finished the race. Sucked, I was bummed out and slowly finished the race. I went and got new poles today. Good thing they have a replacement program where if you break a pole in a race they get you one at a good price. Still cost me a bunch but a lot less than normal.
May your next race have a better ending.
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Old 02-03-2009, 03:55 AM
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Kyle, I know the rush (well, half the rush). Ive taken my road bike up to 52.5 mph drafting a BMW and that is some serious $&#T! Going over 50mph on a road bike is an incredible experience, the pavement underneath you just blurs while your hunkered down riding on what basically feels like a large paper clip. 100mph on skis must be mind blowing the first time.
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:14 PM
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That's pretty cool. I didn't know you could go that fast?
I've done some pretty steep runs in a tuck, I've always wondered how fast I could go. bet not that fast though, I would probably **** my pants.

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Old 02-03-2009, 12:34 PM
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So how long are those skis Kyle?

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