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    Well, they found him and dug him out.

    Well, they found him and dug him out.
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    What Zede said. Plus, Bimboes explicitly mentions...

    What Zede said. Plus, Bimboes explicitly mentions they shouldn't have skied all at the same time.
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    Poll: Sinners, I guess. Sent from my XT1650 using...

    Sinners, I guess.

    Sent from my XT1650 using TGR Forums mobile app
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    FWIW, Xavier De Le Rue was there as an "analyst"...

    FWIW, Xavier De Le Rue was there as an "analyst" and he was saying that, in Verbier especialy,judges expect big mountain charging. Speed, agression, powerful turns and big airs. More than freestyle...
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    Some great runs today. Very happy for Bimboes,...

    Some great runs today. Very happy for Bimboes, (who was obviously stoked and hugging and highfivin' everybody...). But the 5 top runs were so close it's tough to tell.
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    According to Skipass (exact time and location to...

    According to Skipass (exact time and location to be confirmed) :
    - around 2PM , in the Rand area. The Belgian group.
    - around 2PM, on the other side, under the Aiguille des Posettes, one skier...
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    Multiple avalanches in France over the week end,...

    Multiple avalanches in France over the week end, in the Alps and the Pyrénées, claiming 9 lives.
    - A group of 6 backcountry skiers, with a guide, caught near Entraunes in the southern alps. 4...
  8. Thread: Shiffrin

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    I had to Google Jean Van de Velde. Obviously, ...

    I had to Google Jean Van de Velde. Obviously, I'm not a golfer.
    And nice story about Hinault. Who wasn't even a gracious winner.
  9. Thread: Shiffrin

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    In all fairness, many thought that the suspension...

    In all fairness, many thought that the suspension from the team was harsh. I know I do.
    Someone shoved a mike into his face minutes after he blew his GS run and asked a question about the good...
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    Yes, well, you've got me confused with someone...

    Yes, well, you've got me confused with someone else... I very much care about money. Did you think I'm a Zurich banker ?!
    (I do own a week end house though, in my family since a few centuries. It...
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    Wait, what, a day pass in Vail is 192$ ?! Holy...

    Wait, what, a day pass in Vail is 192$ ?! Holy shit, you're really all dentists.
    Edit : I've checked. 5000$ for 7 days and my family of 4. You can buy 4 season passes in a major french resort for...
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    We're waiting ! Sent from my XT1650 using...

    We're waiting !



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    I'm late to this thread. Thanks for sharing,...

    I'm late to this thread. Thanks for sharing, Peds. Honest write up and sobering story.
    My tax € put to some good use...:fm:
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    Grid girls were insulting. Good riddance. Maybe...

    Grid girls were insulting. Good riddance. Maybe F1 audience wont be such a sausage fest in the future.
  15. Hubert Kriegel has passed away. He was...

    Hubert Kriegel has passed away.
    He was travelling the world, with his sidecar for 13 years, starting in Canada in february.
    His website is still running. He lived a full life....
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    Looks amazing. Thanks for sharing !

    Looks amazing. Thanks for sharing !
  17. Thread: Shiffrin

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    Epic/ I was watching the races this week end,...

    Epic/
    I was watching the races this week end, and Florence Masnada, Eurosport french speaking consultant, thought she seemed to have some trouble with her gear lately. She's the only Atomic female...
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    There is WYFI available to enjoy in the lodge...

    There is WYFI available to enjoy in the lodge near the fireplace ! Sign me in.
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    Poor Henrik. He looks more and more desheartened....

    Poor Henrik. He looks more and more desheartened. Hirscher is a monster. But the gap, if constant, is slim. Henrik may have hope to beat Marcel, to find those tenths of second.
    But to run against...
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    The prank thing confused french people too... ...

    The prank thing confused french people too...
    Something I found interesting in the video is to witness how he stays on top thanks to the airbag (that he fumble with, because he ski with his pole...
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    So much. And he's always rotating to the left.,...

    So much. And he's always rotating to the left., Meh.
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    Skipass has a roundup of pics and videos from...

    Skipass has a roundup of pics and videos from France and Switzerland. Chaos has a name : Eleanor.

    From radio Val d'Isère, Laisinant chairlift with a hundred trees down.
    220568
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    I don't know if Roger Frison-Roche is translated...

    I don't know if Roger Frison-Roche is translated in english (but for Premier de cordée). He's mostly famous for his mountaineering or desert novels.
    But he was a ski instructor since the 1930's.
    ...
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    I think he beat Nobis (and Shane) in 1999. So...

    I think he beat Nobis (and Shane) in 1999. So there's that ! (There's no results history page on the XGames website. WTF)



    Interesting. I guess for a female coach to break through, she would...
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    Eh, for what it's worth, Enak Gavaggio, a very...

    Eh, for what it's worth, Enak Gavaggio, a very strong skier but obviously far from an elite alpine racer, ran a world cup SL (Zagreb 2015) 12% slower than Mikaela and a GS (Val d'Isère 2016) 20%...
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    Stoked ! 217970 This photo makes me smile.

    Stoked !

    217970

    This photo makes me smile.
  27. Poll: Hell no.

    Hell no.
  28. Poll: My friends ? Civil engineering.

    My friends ? Civil engineering.
  29. Poll: Once, on the Maroni river, by the Jungle...

    Once, on the Maroni river, by the Jungle Commandos... We were visiting the french guiana, hosted by local friends, the summer of 1991, shortly after the end of the surinamese civil war.. Everything...
  30. Thread: LGBTQIA....

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    Hutash vers good point was about intersex people...

    Hutash vers good point was about intersex people and the idea that gender is more than genetics.
    I, actualy, probably agree with you on the issue of identity politics. But gender and sexual...
  31. Thread: LGBTQIA....

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    So much this.

    So much this.
  32. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    Wow, super scary shit to live through as a...

    Wow, super scary shit to live through as a father, Jeff. I had no idea.
    (eh, the little girl with the drawing pad and the pencil is now 18... Time flies...)
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    Hmm, I don't think Hinault had a daughter. And,...

    Hmm, I don't think Hinault had a daughter. And, yes, he's retired.
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    Thanks, Klar. Much appreciated.

    Thanks, Klar. Much appreciated.
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    Klar, what would be your answer to SJG' argument...

    Klar, what would be your answer to SJG' argument that long term climate predictions, as relayed to the general public anyway, has been pretty unreliable (see the ice age forecasted in the 70's) ?...
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    They will, to Pugski ?

    They will, to Pugski ?
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    And not much room for random incidents, beyond...

    And not much room for random incidents, beyond his control. A falling rock, a broken ice axe or crampon. Eventually, it has to happen in a life in the mountains.
    Ueli Steck was amazing, superhuman....
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    I did join in 2005, and almost stopped posting...

    I did join in 2005, and almost stopped posting after the big changes of 2009 (that was 2009 ? Suddenly there were dozens of forums...). But it's a sad day. And sad to all lose the history.
    RIP
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    Oddly, I've just re watched Something Wild last...

    Oddly, I've just re watched Something Wild last week. Demme was such a great director. (And producer. He did Miami Blues, one of my favorite 80's crime movie)
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    A few shots of a random day of piste skiing on...

    A few shots of a random day of piste skiing on the western french Pyrénées. A foot of snow fell on april 1st.
    Jeans, crappy rental gear, sun burns, family fun.
    April 6, Gourette.
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    A good article on Skipass, for those who read...

    A good article on Skipass, for those who read french or use Translate.
    http://www.skipass.com/news/146599-quel-avenir-pour-la-grave.html
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    Video...

    Video.
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    Tanks for the perspective. A freak winter indeed.

    Tanks for the perspective. A freak winter indeed.
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    Avalanche risk level between 1 and 2... Shit. ...

    Avalanche risk level between 1 and 2... Shit. They did everything by the book. So sad.

    Same face, last year, video via Skipass. Four skiers caught from a group of 8, skinning uphill. No...
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    :eek: Looks like the wise choice...

    :eek:
    Looks like the wise choice...
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    Watching the race on Eurosport. God, the...

    Watching the race on Eurosport. God, the broadcast sucks !. Terrible camerawork and production. Too tight and shaky framing. Very difficult to appreciate the runs. Sad... MAGA, Aspen !
    But really...
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    What le fuck ?!

    What le fuck ?!
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    200300 ...

    200300

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170218/f01ac1e7bfbd5545e8644716c760a3fa.jpg
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    I wouldn't say that. Coreupt signed big names...

    I wouldn't say that. Coreupt signed big names from day one. It looked like they were spending a lot, in PR and sponsorship before selling any ski. And they were basically rebadged dynastar....
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    I'm in Val d'Isère for the school holidays. Saw...

    I'm in Val d'Isère for the school holidays. Saw the aftermath 2.5 hours after the slide. Scary and huge avalanche, very deep (on some spots the ground is scraped like in a spring side). This slope is...
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