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#203843 - 02/18/10 03:11 PM Winter Olympics  
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Four years of training...

...and people will only remember you for tripping over your own skipole. grin

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#203846 - 02/18/10 04:05 PM Re: Winter Olympics [Re: Tony_F18]  
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#203849 - 02/18/10 04:41 PM Re: Winter Olympics [Re: TEAMVMG]  
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Are the margins always so tight in Winter Games? A number of the sports are separated by less than a second from Gold through Bronze!

The top three Men's figure skaters are very, very close!


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#203858 - 02/18/10 05:36 PM Re: Winter Olympics [Re: pgp]  
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Originally Posted by pgp
Are the margins always so tight in Winter Games? A number of the sports are separated by less than a second from Gold through Bronze!

I was watching a program on Dutch TV about our bobsled team.
They teamed up with DSM to develop a faster sled by making it lighter, stiffer, and smoother to gain up to a few thousands of a second.

For those who care, they made it stiffer by using Turane resin instead of epoxy:
http://www.dsm.com/en_US/html/drs/news_items/Daron_turane.htm

#203870 - 02/18/10 09:59 PM Re: Winter Olympics [Re: pgp]  
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Originally Posted by pgp
Are the margins always so tight in Winter Games? A number of the sports are separated by less than a second from Gold through Bronze!

The top three Men's figure skaters are very, very close!


Figure skating Pete?...Really?


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#203874 - 02/18/10 11:42 PM Re: Winter Olympics [Re: TEAMVMG]  
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Originally Posted by TEAMVMG
Four years of training


Ouch!

Did you have to remind us? Somebody had to be last.


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#203880 - 02/19/10 04:40 AM Re: Winter Olympics [Re: Mark Schneider]  
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I soo much want to be skiing...

The downhill course looks awsome and scary.

I also want to have a go down the ski/boardacross course and the 1/2 pipe... Shame I am broken at the moment.

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#203888 - 02/19/10 06:59 AM Re: Winter Olympics [Re: scooby_simon]  
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Originally Posted by scooby_simon
... Shame I am broken at the moment.


Spirit or bones?

Gareth

#203893 - 02/19/10 08:08 AM Re: Winter Olympics [Re: scooby_simon]  
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I am heading for Lake Tahoe a week from Saturday.
Mary and I skied in Whistler a number of years back before we did a sailing seminar at Jericho in Vancouver.
Nice mountain, what we could see of it. It was totally foggy the whole time. Not very steep, however.
And no powder -- I became a powder-hound after living in Vail for ten years.
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#203900 - 02/19/10 08:33 AM Re: Winter Olympics [Re: grob]  
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Originally Posted by scooby_simon
... Shame I am broken at the moment.


Spirit or bones?

Gareth


Dislocated shoulder; fecked up knee (MRI next week); stuffed up my thumb. All race training 4 weeks ago.

Shoulder will take 4-6 months to fix; knee unknown at present... Thumb is ok ish....

No Ski racing for me this or next season.... Hope to be boat racing by mid summer (target is the ECPR end of June..... cry


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#203906 - 02/19/10 09:18 AM Re: Winter Olympics [Re: scooby_simon]  
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MRI yuk, insist on an open machine, at least I need to, make sure they put the die in the shoulder, much better pictures. Do the rehab.


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Originally Posted by Chris9
Do the rehab.


As important, do the pre-hab..

#203911 - 02/19/10 09:42 AM Re: Winter Olympics [Re: RickWhite]  
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I became a powder-hound after living in Vail for ten years.

Have you ever heard of Sierra Cement?


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#203915 - 02/19/10 10:19 AM Re: Winter Olympics [Re: Chris9]  
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Originally Posted by Chris9
MRI yuk, insist on an open machine, at least I need to, make sure they put the die in the shoulder, much better pictures. Do the rehab.


I'm not to fussed about the confined spaces.

MRI is for the knee; shoulder is on the mend....

I think I've done some damage to the muscle group around the top of the knee cap area.


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#203919 - 02/19/10 10:58 AM Re: Winter Olympics [Re: scooby_simon]  
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So is your video more impressive than the one on this thread? wink

Sadly, that reminds me of me getting off a chair lift...

Mike

#203920 - 02/19/10 11:05 AM Re: Winter Olympics [Re: brucat]  
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Ski chicks are tough! Being from Florida, I thought snow was soft.


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#203926 - 02/19/10 12:43 PM Re: Winter Olympics [Re: pgp]  
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Sorry to hear the prognosis Simon.

Just to rub it in, I'm flying out to sort out some personal problems that my sister is having and, fortunately, she lives in Chamonix! I should be able to squeeze in 4-5 days of skiing between meetings!!!!

Sorry! grin

I hope you get better quicker than you currently anticipate and good luck with the scan. BTW did I mention I'm going skiing? laugh


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#203928 - 02/19/10 01:05 PM Re: Winter Olympics [Re: brucat]  
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Originally Posted by brucat
So is your video more impressive than the one on this thread? wink

Sadly, that reminds me of me getting off a chair lift...

Mike


we do not have it on video I am afraid. one of the other racers described it as follows...

1, caught edge
2, flew thru air a few meters
3, landed on shoulder / elbow and then got big air - shoulder went out at this point.
4, span in a corkscrew about 2m of the ground about 5 times - across the slope so head-feet across and spinning on my head-foot axis high enough that my ski's were not hitting the slope.
5, started to come down; skis came off and landed about 5m away; I tumbled a further few meters; in a bit of pain.

no idea how I damaged the knee or thumb.


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#203929 - 02/19/10 01:27 PM Re: Winter Olympics [Re: scooby_simon]  
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Seeing skiiers fall with 1 ski still on really makes your stomach turn sometimes, thats another reason to go snowboarding.
Checkout some great pics from Vancouver: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/02/vancouver_2010_part_1_of_2.html
(Especially #34/35).

#203930 - 02/19/10 02:37 PM Re: Winter Olympics [Re: scooby_simon]  
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no idea how I damaged the ...thumb.

I'll bet you use the straps on your poles!

Never again will I EVER use straps. Guaranteed to rip your thumbs. I'd rather take a few minutes to walk uphill after a lost pole than 6 months with a ripped thumb. No straps!

Don't ask me how I know.

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