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    VG, dittos on the sorrys and get wells.

    For a number of years in the 80's, I skied with a friend that was a ski patrol. While not actually on the patrol, I would assist them (obviously not in any medical capacity) with all sorts of situaltions. But, I would say 60-80% of injuries involved skiers (there weren't boarders then) out of control or jumping. In either case, these folks weren't looking where they were going, or didn't CARE if they were crossing someone's path.

    CTC, I am SO right there with you with regards to the "road rage" on the slopes. One of these days, I'm just gonna snap and give someone a hell of an earfull...making sure the patrols hear, and getting them kicked off the mountain. Besides the obvious, that we are all out there to enjoy ourselves, we also have lives, have to work, and have to pay bills. Their recklessness and obliviousness causes us dearly, both in physical health and in our pockets. VG is a perfect example of this. She is in excruciating pain, and has lost wages, 2 days worth so far. Hey, 2 days worth of salary will do what: buy how many lift tickets, pay your admission and lift tickets to Nationals, utility bills for HOW MANY MONTHS, a new set of skis, how much groceries? You pick it. I'm going to say that two days of salary from a given skier/boarder ranges from $200 to $2000. If you make $200, YOU CAN'T AFFORD to lose out on it. If you make $2000, well, that was just your Nationals vacation. GGGGGGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!! CAN YOU TELL HOW PEEVED I AM RIGHT NOW? I need a drink...

    Oh, BTW, VG, is the snow gun OK? :lol:
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    Jamie,

    We need to hear about your Downhill incident - hope you didn't do any lasting damage. What happened???
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    Ack Jamie! What happened???? Are you OK? :sad:[/b]
    Jamie,

    We need to hear about your Downhill incident - hope you didn't do any lasting damage. What happened???[/b]
    It was a hell of a wreck, that's for sure.. I was just about to the end of the course, and going full speed. From radar guns that we have had out there in the past, both for speed trap day (where you just go straight), and also for downhills, I'm pretty confident that I know what I'm talking about when I say 60 mph....

    Anyway, there were a couple of small rollers that I didn't see at all because of the flat light. I was trying to straighten my line out a bit and flatten my skis into the finish, so they were "swimming" a bit.... I hit the first roller and my right ski tracked away from me, leaving all my weight on my left... That's when I hit the second roller. At that point each ski was on edge and skiing away from each other putting me into "the splits."

    Obviously they can only go so far until something gives. Luckily, my hips weren't torn out of socket (although they felt like they were!) The sudden deceleration that came from each of my skis carving in opposite directions actually catapulted me into a full front flip. While I was in the air, I traveled over the lip of the last headwall, so my ride through the air was extended a bit as the slope fell away underneath me.

    I landed on the tails of my skis so hard that I bent one of them. From there I continued to slide probably 200 more yards before coming to a stop. When I sat up and looked around, people were literally sprinting toward me! I don't think many people expected me to get up.

    Miraculously, aside from general soreness, I'm pretty much unscathed.

    I guess I'm lucky there was no solid object in my way, eh Kris? :wink:
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    It was a hell of a wreck, that's for sure.. I was just about to the end of the course, and going full speed. From radar guns that we have had out there in the past, both for speed trap day (where you just go straight), and also for downhills, I'm pretty confident that I know what I'm talking about when I say 60 mph....

    Anyway, there were a couple of small rollers that I didn't see at all because of the flat light. I was trying to straighten my line out a bit and flatten my skis into the finish, so they were "swimming" a bit.... I hit the first roller and my right ski tracked away from me, leaving all my weight on my left... That's when I hit the second roller. At that point each ski was on edge and skiing away from each other putting me into "the splits."

    Obviously they can only go so far until something gives. Luckily, my hips weren't torn out of socket (although they felt like they were!) The sudden deceleration that came from each of my skis carving in opposite directions actually catapulted me into a full front flip. While I was in the air, I traveled over the lip of the last headwall, so my ride through the air was extended a bit as the slope fell away underneath me.

    I landed on the tails of my skis so hard that I bent one of them. From there I continued to slide probably 200 more yards before coming to a stop. When I sat up and looked around, people were literally sprinting toward me! I don't think many people expected me to get up.

    Miraculously, aside from general soreness, I'm pretty much unscathed.

    I guess I'm lucky there was no solid object in my way, eh Kris? :wink:[/b]
    Wow. Scary crash. Glad no lasting damage. Get well soon.
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    JC:

    Did you look like this?



    (Bonus if you can guess who is the famous racer in the picture above)

    I'm glad to know you were able to walk away from this crash. Rest easy.

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    JC:

    Did you look like this?



    (Bonus if you can guess who is the famous racer in the picture above)

    I&#39;m glad to know you were able to walk away from this crash. Rest easy.

    MH[/b]
    Yes! I looked exactly like that!! (except both my skis stayed on)

    That famous racer is, of course, the stunt double for the character "Dexter Rutecki" in the movie Aspen Extreme"
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    JC:

    You are truly a student of the game! :mrgreen:

    I actualy watched Aspen Extreme last week while sitting home recovering from my surgery. Clearly, my all-time favorite ski movie.

    Dexter & T.J. say hello.
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    JC:

    You are truly a student of the game! :mrgreen:

    I actualy watched Aspen Extreme last week while sitting home recovering from my surgery. Clearly, my all-time favorite ski movie.

    Dexter & T.J. say hello.
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    http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1800179707/cast

    Scroll down to the bottom under "other crew"
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    I know that Scott Nichols did much of the stunt skiing for TJ Burke and Madman (Bill Madsen) did the stunt skiing for Dex.

    I wonder who doubled for Bryce?
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    Hey, pretty cool. NASTAR&#39;s own Bill Madsen was a stunt double in the movie too!
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