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    Christ. Turning a mountain into starbucks one...

    Christ. Turning a mountain into starbucks one step at a time.
  2. Thread: Shiffrin

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    Just took a look at her run and wow, so fluid and...

    Just took a look at her run and wow, so fluid and quick through the transition.
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    In France they just randomly assign you someone's...

    In France they just randomly assign you someone's kid to look after
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    I've drunk booze on this. Was mostly fine after 2...

    I've drunk booze on this. Was mostly fine after 2 days on them for one drink but felt a bit off, after 5 days 3 drinks had me puking all night. Don't do it.
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    This is even better than the people you see doing...

    This is even better than the people you see doing the same on carbon pin-binding skis because DH race skis are not easy to get hold of.
  6. Thread: Growing the sport

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    Day tickets are now often in the $140 range and...

    Day tickets are now often in the $140 range and they wonder why the sport isn't growing.
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    I forget which avy book it is but there is one...

    I forget which avy book it is but there is one shot of a wide area absolutely covered in ski tracks and one area where it slid. Predicting what snow will do is very far from absolute.
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    From a friend skiing at a super rich resort in...

    From a friend skiing at a super rich resort in Switzerland where people actually buy those stupid multi-thousand dollar designer skis and drive around in Bentleys with snow chains:

    A women skis...
  9. Thread: Shiffrin

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    Yup. Here (UK) you can bet on just about anything...

    Yup. Here (UK) you can bet on just about anything you want right down to in-play events like who will take the next corner in football (soccer). Want to bet on some random waterpolo event? They'll be...
  10. Thread: Shiffrin

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    The two of them are usually in another league...

    The two of them are usually in another league entirely technically
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    Lmao, my sides!

    Lmao, my sides!
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    This x100. Applies to all beginner skiers too.

    This x100. Applies to all beginner skiers too.
  13. Thread: Shiffrin

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    At least two sources analysing her skiing online...

    At least two sources analysing her skiing online saying her boot setup is way off just like it was at the start of last year (and I *think* in that case there was a return to her old boots)
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    Look at the vid, we're talking about beginners...

    Look at the vid, we're talking about beginners coming in at like 90 degrees.
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    Obviously the skier here is a total potato but...

    Obviously the skier here is a total potato but these type incidents worry me. Even skiing somewhat slowly it is impossible to have a full 180 field of perfect vision for someone to cut across the...
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    She certainly seems to be a lot less trashy and...

    She certainly seems to be a lot less trashy and more level headed than Vonn but with women you just never know.
  17. Thread: New Wave

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    Waterski surfing

    Waterski surfing
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    When people are on 160 rentals they tip dive like...

    When people are on 160 rentals they tip dive like a mofo and sometimes it's the only way but yeah, this gets thrown out by gapers way to much.
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    Ski racing needed him to shake things up. I love...

    Ski racing needed him to shake things up. I love athletes with so much talent that they break the mould, I remember seeing some writeup on his boots and they were bizarrely modified.

    It was great...
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    Yet another "Tech Talk JONG" reply

    Yet another "Tech Talk JONG" reply
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    Was waiting for this one!

    Was waiting for this one!
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    This one seriously raises the bar

    This one seriously raises the bar
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    Just before resorts and areas got called 'zones'

    Just before resorts and areas got called 'zones'
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    Impressive levels of fail

    Impressive levels of fail
  25. Thread: Shiffrin

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    Yeah, I imagine she feels some pressure to act a...

    Yeah, I imagine she feels some pressure to act a certain way being an American that is winning a lot. With her personality she may have had a an easier time being from a Scandi nation or something....
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    You truly are doing God's work here, making sure...

    You truly are doing God's work here, making sure these kids grow up with a father who can still walk.
  27. As a euro I have no idea how anyone afford...

    As a euro I have no idea how anyone afford holiday skiing anywhere in the US without a season pass. $115 for a day ticket at a large resort vs about 59eu for large alps resorts in high season (almost...
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    Armada TST from a few years ago (2012?). Some...

    Armada TST from a few years ago (2012?). Some kind of odd melting sad face:

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/LupzZV4_qr0/maxresdefault.jpg

    http://www.boarderline.it/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/tst4.jpg
    ...
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    I've been the jong on race boards who was...

    I've been the jong on race boards who was thinking it'd be super hardpacked pisten carven day only to find 6" of fresh has fallen more than a couple of times.
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    I thought I'd accidentally logged in to Epicski

    I thought I'd accidentally logged in to Epicski
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    This would have been hysterical to have seen....

    This would have been hysterical to have seen. Solid entry to thread.
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    Perfect GSA yellow/green too

    Perfect GSA yellow/green too
  33. Having rented many cars there (and the US) you...

    Having rented many cars there (and the US) you are lucky if they even put anything but straight water in the windscreen washers. :nonono2:
  34. Thread: Shiffrin

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    Wow. If she can do that well in speed events she...

    Wow. If she can do that well in speed events she is going to be a dominant threat for overall for years to come.
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    It must be only out of general sense of...

    It must be only out of general sense of politeness that these people continue to exist without being beaten to a pulp
  36. Thread: Shiffrin

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    Not before this season which was what I wrote...

    Not before this season which was what I wrote (can't nested quote for some reason)
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    Wow didn't realise it was so big. I can't find a...

    Wow didn't realise it was so big. I can't find a decent calender on the FIS site, are there more speed events in the second half of the season?

    Amazing if she takes the overall going into the...
  38. Thread: STEEP (the game)

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    Can't wait until VR is everywhere for games like...

    Can't wait until VR is everywhere for games like this though I'd probably scare the shit out of myself
  39. Thread: Shiffrin

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    She does seem to be pushing a lot harder...

    She does seem to be pushing a lot harder recently, it is often necessary in SL to win where a couple of recoveries are still quicker than skiing clean but there is balance. I couldn't see from the...
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    Straddle in the slalom in Zagreb. Oops.

    Straddle in the slalom in Zagreb. Oops.
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    ABS pack?

    ABS pack?
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    I guess if XC skiing is too tame and not...

    I guess if XC skiing is too tame and not masochistic enough why not?
  43. Thread: Shiffrin

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    Consistent wins like that is so much harder in GS...

    Consistent wins like that is so much harder in GS and even more so in SL and why most of the WC overall winner are better in speed events. Amazing achievements.
  44. Thread: Shiffrin

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    Crap, must have been 1st run positions

    Crap, must have been 1st run positions
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    And she wins that too. 3 wins in 3 days is...

    And she wins that too. 3 wins in 3 days is amazing.
  46. Thread: Shiffrin

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    Great to see. Her previous GS result made it look...

    Great to see. Her previous GS result made it look uncertain she'd be fighting for the podium in GS as well as SL for this season at least.
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    5th yesterday but today another slalom win. Some...

    5th yesterday but today another slalom win. Some mistakes on the 2nd run but she was pushing hard and managed to increase her advatage.
  48. ^I love that one. One of failblog's very best

    ^I love that one. One of failblog's very best
  49. Thread: Shiffrin

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    2nd in the GS a few weeks back too

    2nd in the GS a few weeks back too
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    It is wrong to entirely blame men for the...

    It is wrong to entirely blame men for the insecurities and neurosis of individual women.

    No wonder the current generation must resort to tinder in order to meet a partner if any approach or...
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