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03-26-2009, 06:19 PM #301Smokey McPole Guest
03-26-2009, 06:22 PM #302
His enthusiasm and joy was infectious, even through the lens. I never saw a picture, video, or note about him that didn't make me smile. A unique individual who will be sorely missed.
03-26-2009, 06:24 PM #303
holy fuck...my biggest ski hero...gone. damn.
vibes to everyone...shane was a legend.
thank you for everything shane...thank you...________________________
03-26-2009, 06:24 PM #304
hearing the news today was like a kick in the gut.
rest in peaceكافر
03-26-2009, 06:26 PM #305
Pretty much shocked. So very sad. Just took a group shot to his name. Just sad..."Figure if I study high, take the test high, I'll get high scores..." -Redman
03-26-2009, 06:27 PM #306Registered User
- Join Date
- Nov 2006
- Salt Lake City
RIP Shane ! Your humor and innovation to skiing will be missed!
03-26-2009, 06:29 PM #307
Wow, what a terrible loss for our community. Vibes to his family and friends.
Not a good day at all.Wait, What?
Friends of Berthoud Pass
03-26-2009, 06:29 PM #308
03-26-2009, 06:30 PM #309
Terrible News, +Vibes+++ to his family
03-26-2009, 06:31 PM #310Smokey McPole Guest
03-26-2009, 06:31 PM #311
so very stunned by the news and my deepest condolences going out to his family and friends.
He was truly an inspiration to myself in skiing and life in general, and clearly to the world at large.
I did not know him in person, or ever have the pleasure to meet him, but my eyes have been welling up with tears as I read through this thread. He has been an inspiration since the first msp/steve winter movies i watched in my parent's basement some 10 to 15 years ago, and as mentioned before, it goes FAR beyond just his athletic endeavors. He always seemed like the kind of good-natured genuine person we should all aspire to be.
Many thanks should also go out to Gaffney and MSP for helping to share his skiing, personality, antics, leaderships, etc. with the rest of us, for it has certainly affected everyone deeply, and probably deeper than they would have realized had you asked them yesterday.
The next drink is to Shane, you will be missed enormously and remembered forever
03-26-2009, 06:32 PM #312
So sad. RIP Shane.Ride Fast, Live slow.
We're mountain people. This is what we do, this is how we live. -D.C.
03-26-2009, 06:33 PM #313
The movie 1999 at Squaw last week showcased qualities I respected most in such a pioneer and hero as Shane McConkey. His courage, skill, inovation and drive to expand what was possible pushed him into the realm of superheros. We dont get to be on this earth forever and he lived as passionately as he knew how.
Peace and condolences to his wife, daughter, friends and everyone he touched.
03-26-2009, 06:33 PM #314
One of my heroes. So sad to hear of his passing. Stunned to say the least.
Prayers to his family and friends.Local Golden, BC area rep for Bluehouse Skis. Shoot me a PM if you'd like to try a pair when you're in the area!
"He is god of snow; the one called Ullr. Son of Sif, step son of Thor. He is so fierce a bowman and ski-runner that none may contend! He is quite beautiful to look upon and has all the characteristics of a warrior. It is wise to invoke the name of Ullr in duels!"
03-26-2009, 06:33 PM #315
so sad. vibes to the mcconkey clan
03-26-2009, 06:35 PM #316
so sad to hear this.
++++++vibes+++++++2009 187cm Legend XXL's
2009 187cm Huge Trouble
03-26-2009, 06:35 PM #317Registered User
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- Oct 2003
Last time I felt like this was when the Challenger blew up.
03-26-2009, 06:36 PM #318Registered User
- Join Date
- Nov 2008
sad sad sad day
get out there and get after it.
03-26-2009, 06:39 PM #319
03-26-2009, 06:40 PM #320
Damn...So depressing. He was a hero of mine. So sad... So very, very sad.
My deepest condolences go out to his family and friends.
You will be missed by many, Mr. McConkey.Fighting foot fungus one public bath house at a time!
03-26-2009, 06:40 PM #321
just gut wrenching
03-26-2009, 06:42 PM #322
OMG! His little girl!
I'm shocked."Active management in bear markets tends to outperform. Unfortunately, investors are not as elated with relative returns when they are negative. But it does support the argument that active management adds value." -- independent fund analyst Peter Loach
03-26-2009, 06:44 PM #323
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03-26-2009, 06:47 PM #325
Wow, absolutely crushed.
Such an innovator and leader for skiing- the term "freeskiing", the IFSA, reverse camber, reverse sidecut, ski BASEing----- all from Shane.
I can't stop staring at the ground with an empty feeling. RIP