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03-26-2009, 04:55 PM #201
Just another post in an incredibly sad thread.
Scott, I'm so sorry you lost your friend.
I only got to meet and ski with Shane one day many years ago, but I will miss him immensely. Will definitely break out the Spatulas in his honor tomorrow.
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03-26-2009, 04:55 PM #202Registered User
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Very sad news. Rest in peace shane. Condolences to the family.
A great pioneer was lost today.
03-26-2009, 04:55 PM #203
Deepest sympathies to his family and friends.
03-26-2009, 04:56 PM #204Registered User
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i am just stunned.
03-26-2009, 04:57 PM #205
03-26-2009, 04:57 PM #206
I feel like I just eulogized him in my living room in my mind before even knowing this had happened. DK_Alaskan is staying on my couch for these few days and hadn't seen 1999, so after an amazing pow day I put the movie in, there we are watching 1999, I'm thinking in my head the whole movie how amazing shane is, how great it was to meet him when I was just a spastic ski-crazy kid in 1997. I told him about how the billboard of him with his long hair and skinny volant Z's was still up in this farmers field in Upper Michigan and we had a good laugh. He told me about blowing his knee out in the halfpipe in squaw. I sat and thought that to myself here on the couch an hour ago, before I heard this.
He dropped some cliff in the movie and DK says "he just makes it look so easy" and I say "yeah, well by then he'd been a pro for like 10 years already you know. he'd been stomping airs into bumps on the pro mogul tour on 205's" I thought about how that guy could do it all. The consummate full package as a skier. Changing the ski world, inside-out. Fuck everyone, skiing old man intermediate fat skis over everyone's little squiggly powder 8's at 60 mph....him and bode miller. Bode made sidecut ok for racers and Shane made width ok for free skiers. Imagine what we'd be skiing if it weren't for his mind, his willingness to go out ahead of everyone and show us the way.
I thought about all this, and I enjoyed that DK was seeing 1999, which is such a sick movie. And then, as he's sitting there on the other couch with his laptop out it comes...this awful news. Right when I'm in my little trip in my mind thinking about the life and times of Shane McConkey and all the ways in which he kicked ass.
You gave the skiing community so much....RIP Cliff Huckstable, you made it look easy.
03-26-2009, 04:58 PM #207
I forced my daughters to watch a ski movie Sunday night and they picked Claim so they could watch the funny old guy. Shane is the only pro skier whose name they recognize. He always kept it fun. Such a terrible, tragic loss. Worth repeating: Every man dies, not every man lives. RIP Shane.
03-26-2009, 04:58 PM #208
Rest in peace, Saucerboy. I´ll huck my meat this weekend in your honor.
03-26-2009, 04:58 PM #209sendero
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It really is like Superman died.
Rest in Peace, Shane. Your stoke will be missed by everybody. Hope you're up there riding in the endless deep stuff that's everyone's great memories of you.
I'll raise a glass to you tonight for sure.
03-26-2009, 04:59 PM #210
WOW, just WOW, WTF. This SUCKS. Yetimang and I JUST got done watching 1999, I start flipping through the forums and this is the FIRST thing I see Another legend taken from us way too early, someone who bettered all of us and the sport we so love. An innovator, a calculated risk taker, someone many of us aspired to be. SUCH a sad end to an otherwise epic ski day.
RIP Shane, condolences and vibes to the family and all those affected by such a tragic loss.Our world is full of surrender at the first sign of adversity, do not give up when the challenge meets you, meet the challenge. Through perseverance comes the rewards, the rewards that make life so enjoyable.
Seize the day, trusting little in the future.
if you want something, go after it. if you want to screw someone over, look DEEP in your heart and realize Karma is a bitch
03-26-2009, 04:59 PM #211
Wow. As said before, truly like hearing Superman died. RIP.There's a lot to be said for nowhere.
03-26-2009, 04:59 PM #212
Fuck. What a guy. No enough can be said. He will truly be missed.
03-26-2009, 05:00 PM #213
Loss for words. Never met him, but was always an inspiration for freedom and following dreams. rip.The greatest effort is not concerned with results.
03-26-2009, 05:01 PM #214
RIP, so sad to hear this.
thanks Shane for everything you did for us and this sport.
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03-26-2009, 05:02 PM #216Registered User
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Saddened by this news! R.I.P. Shane! One of the most amazing skiers ever!!!
03-26-2009, 05:02 PM #217
superman it is.
skiing just lost the most important/influential person of the last 20 years.
thank you for all of your vision, living out your dreams, and pushing the sport well beyond what was believed to be possible.
shane you will be missed...
03-26-2009, 05:03 PM #218
This is terrible, I don't even know what to say.
Never met you Shane but you inspired me onto the path I'm on more than anyone else.
You were truly the best we had.
I feel like I've lost one of my best friends.
Rip In Peace...There's nothing better than sliding down snow and flying through the air.
03-26-2009, 05:03 PM #219
condolences to all involved ..It's a war of the mind and we're armed to the teeth.
03-26-2009, 05:03 PM #220
Wow.....Talk about a horrible blow. My sympathies to those closest to him. Shane was responsible for so much of our ski world. I don't think it is hyperbole to say Shane was the greatest innovator in modern skiing, not to mention the greatest skier. RIP. With ski bases and pow turns forever. And thanks for the creative spirit that revolutionized the sport we love. You will be missed, but never forgotten."Have you ever seen a monk get wildly fucked by a bunch of teenage girls?" "No" "Then forget the monastery."
"You ever hear of a little show called branded? Arthur Digby Sellers wrote 156 episodes. Not exactly a lightweight." Walter Sobcheck.
03-26-2009, 05:04 PM #221Registered User
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Got to meet him once up at Alta, something I'll always remember. Thanks for guiding our sport to where it is today, for your enthusiam and your love of life. RIP
03-26-2009, 05:04 PM #222
damn it just ain't right RIP Shane‹^› ‹(•¿•)› ‹^›
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03-26-2009, 05:05 PM #224
I never met you but you were an inspiration to me a I grew up watching you in the movies and laughing at saucer boy.
Condolences to all Shane's friends and family
03-26-2009, 05:06 PM #225
say it aint so.
My favorite skier. Guy always had a smile on his face. Seemed truly happy.
Rest In Peace Shane. U will be missed!