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03-26-2009, 05:49 PM #276
this was one of those things where you hear something, say "no way", then you hear it again, and say, "WTF?" but I couldn't really get details or even confirm it from where I was..
just got home and was able to see the whole story.
really shitty news.. vibes to family and friends..
03-26-2009, 05:50 PM #277
There's nothin' better than skiing fast and flying through the air.((. "The joy I get from skiing...
.)) That's worth dying for."
.)) -CR Johnson
03-26-2009, 05:50 PM #278
I wish his family the best.
He is the guy that made me see skiing in a whole new lite. I will always think on him when I ski my Machete's.
R.I.P. Shane"To question authority is to somehow be unpatriotic, un-American, and in league with terrorists world wide? F*CK YOU!"-Henry Rollins
Campaign For Liberty
03-26-2009, 05:50 PM #279
Wow, I'm totally f'n bummed right now. Hearing the name alone, made me smile all the time. The guy has been an inspiration to so many people.
Cheers to a legend, an icon, a dorkus amoungus. You will be missed dude!
03-26-2009, 05:51 PM #280
not good news, don't really know what else to say...
Anyone close but not too close to the family setting anything up?!?
03-26-2009, 05:52 PM #281registered abuser
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sooooo sorry for all in his circle of love. why does this shit always happen to the good people.
03-26-2009, 05:52 PM #282
Just one more post to say how saddened we are by this loss, and how our hearts go out to his wife, daughter and friends. Wish i'd had the opportunity to meet him.
Big loss to the planet.
03-26-2009, 05:52 PM #283
damn I just don't know what to say my two role models, both dead in the last year. ..
03-26-2009, 05:53 PM #284
RIP. You were one of the greats, and influenced the skiing of many people.
03-26-2009, 05:57 PM #285
There's Something About McConkey
He was easily my favorite skier and it reaches beyond the slopes, it was his attitude that was inspiring. I just wish he had more time to spend with his family, to teach his kid to ski - or just read Dr. Seuss.
His enthusiasm should not be forgotten.
Everyone go upside-down for Shane!!o--/\
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03-26-2009, 05:59 PM #286
my favorite quality in a skier: enthusiasm. hope your last day was as stoke and smile filled as you were in every clip, magazine, and movie that I've seen.
03-26-2009, 06:00 PM #287
The face of this sport would be entirely different today without McConkey.
RIP, knowing you had a lasting impact on thousands of lives.If you are driving to Jay Peak this evening, please drive carefully you bad ass. -- Jay's website
03-26-2009, 06:03 PM #288It's 115 degrees out
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Tragic. Particularly for his wife and kid.
03-26-2009, 06:04 PM #289
So sad, thoughts and prayers for his family. Such a great guy and an icon lost.Go Sharks.
03-26-2009, 06:04 PM #290
dont know what to say, never met him, but truely an inspiration
one of those icons that will continue to live onIm the one whos gotta die, when its time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way i want to
03-26-2009, 06:06 PM #291
Very upset by this news. McConkey seemed like a very nice, down to earth guy. He was always my favorite to watch in any ski movie. And not just for his skiing. His personality during interviews really came through. The ski world (and ski movies) will never, ever be the same without him.
03-26-2009, 06:11 PM #292
Definitely revolutionized the sport(s)
Not too surprising for someone that lived so close to the edge and chased the thrill of life.
His was a flame that burned hard and fast."Fakers are Maggots" - T. Hall, 2011
only a fake Rasta could make a claim like that
03-26-2009, 06:11 PM #293
Terrible news. He was a legend.I see Blue; He looks glorious.
03-26-2009, 06:12 PM #294
Just got home to see that his happened. So much joy today - pow turns with great friends. Tough way to top it off - to see the guy who made me go out and get the life I want to live has passed. Hard telling what to make of this. Only thing I know is that tomorrow in Crested Butte, pow will be shredded and cliffs will be hucked in honor of an icon, THE icon. Superman.Chocolate? This is doodoo, BABY!
03-26-2009, 06:14 PM #295
GFP and I just cracked a beer for Shane and are about to watch Immersion. It's the end of an era. The man was an inspiration for many; he was the first pro skier I looked up to when I really got into skiing. RIP Shane.Not on here much anymore. Drop me an email if you want to contact me. Have a wonderful winter!
03-26-2009, 06:16 PM #296Registered User
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I just aquired a used pair of Spats. Haven't been on them yet. Now they kind of look magical to me, like they are talking to me. Kind of surreal. Wow what a shock. Ski while you can. Damn.
03-26-2009, 06:17 PM #297
Damn this sucks!
+++++++VIBES++++++ to all of Shanes friends and family.
Thats one dude I wish I had the chance to ski with.
He was an inspiration to many of our skiing careers!
He will be sadly, sadly missed.
I will think of him every time I ride my Pontoons.
Damn this sucks!
03-26-2009, 06:17 PM #298i be down
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Wow...my bro just called me and told me about the accident.........this is a total shock....Shane was the man in so many ways. He has been ripping for years and helped revitalize the sport of skiing.
I will be hooking up the old VCR and poping in my old ass copy of "There's something about McKonkey"........Shane was one of my inspirations and will continue to be.
Saucer Boy you will be missed. R.I.P
03-26-2009, 06:18 PM #299
Still in disbelief. Just didn't think it could happen. A true inspiration to all he touched. RIP Shane, you lived life to its fullest.
03-26-2009, 06:18 PM #300
So very sad.
Shane was such a huge contributor to the ski world. I wish I had the chance to meet you Shane. You were always my favorite. Your mark on the sport will be long lasting. Thoughts and prayers for your friends and family.