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    I only seen him once in person coming over the top of fallaway on an uphill outside edge

    but somehow he looked like he was still in control
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Bode retired today

    Good thing the US Ski Team has plenty of young talent ready to fill the voids of the retiring athletes.
    Last edited by Dee Hubbs; 11-01-2017 at 08:47 PM.

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    A badass for sure. For that matter, anyone who races downhill is a badass IMO, except maybe that north african skier some years back who was making snowplow turns between the gates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    A badass for sure. For that matter, anyone who races downhill is a badass IMO, except maybe that north african skier some years back who was making snowplow turns between the gates.
    No North Africans race Downhill at the World Cup level.
    You have to have certain number of qualification FIS points in order to participate in Downhill or SuperG. There is typically only about 14 Nations that have athletes that have enough points to race in these events.
    So no no Africans.

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    Bode and Bill Johnson two of the biggest bad asses to represent our country on skies.......
    thanks for the years BODE
    always forward but never straight

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    And why are the headlines that Bode retired "today"?
    He hasn't skied a World Cup race since March of 2014.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker/boarder View Post
    Bode and Bill Johnson two of the biggest bad asses to represent our country on skies.......
    thanks for the years BODE
    Phil & Steve too

    heal up buddy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Hubbs View Post
    No North Africans race Downhill at the World Cup level.
    You have to have certain number of qualification FIS points in order to participate in Downhill or SuperG. There is typically only about 14 Nations that have athletes that have enough points to race in these events.
    So no no Africans.
    maybe it was an Olympic event don't you get skiers who would never qualify for a WC ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Hubbs View Post
    No North Africans race Downhill at the World Cup level.
    You have to have certain number of qualification FIS points in order to participate in Downhill or SuperG. There is typically only about 14 Nations that have athletes that have enough points to race in these events.
    So no no Africans.
    Not any more. They changed the rules after the fiasco with the North African woman and Eddie the Eagle. The woman was the sole member of her country's (Morocco?) winter olympics team. You'd have to be pretty old to remember her. There was also one year in the summer olympics where there was an African swimmer who had to be rescued--couldn't make it to the end of the pool.
    Here are a couple of North Africans from 1992. But the woman was worse.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2X5goN9tEI
    for some reason it doesn't want to embed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    maybe it was an Olympic event don't you get skiers who would never qualify for a WC ?
    Not a downhill, that above video is a Giant Slalom.
    Even for World Championships and Olympics you still need under 120 FIS points to compete in Downhill and SuperG.

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    glad i was around at the same time he was

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    Phil & Steve too

    heal up buddy
    Ha, beat me to it! I was gonna throw Daren and Picabo in there too

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    Quote Originally Posted by k2skier112 View Post
    Ha, beat me to it! I was gonna throw Daren and Picabo in there too
    Debbie Armstrong too
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    He belongs in the class of American racers you guys are throwing around for sure. I know a lot of people think he could have been up there with Stenmark if he had a 95% gear.. but that's just not how he rolled.

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    You have to wonder how great he could have been if he didn't fight "the system" so much. Not saying he was wrong, but maybe he would have been even better if he took full advantage of the system. He would be Bode, though.

    I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...
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    Bode retired today

    ^^^I sometimes think that too, but then I remember those videos of him lifting weights in that barn, and living in that trailer with his buddy in Europe, he just had to do it that way. It wouldnít have worked any other way for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hutash View Post
    You have to wonder how great he could have been if he didn't fight "the system" so much. Not saying he was wrong, but maybe he would have been even better if he took full advantage of the system. He would be Bode, though.
    He woulda most likely been just another ski racer. Amazing athlete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grskier View Post
    I know a lot of people think he could have been up there with Stenmark if he had a 95% gear...
    Stenmark = 86 world cup wins, Bode = 33.
    There are plenty between Bode and Stenmark:
    Vonn
    Moser-Proell
    Schneider
    Maier
    Tomba
    Goetschl
    Girardelli
    Paerson
    Zurbriggen
    Schild
    Raich
    Seizing
    Wenzel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Hubbs View Post
    Stenmark = 86 world cup wins, Bode = 33.
    There are plenty between Bode and Stenmark:
    Vonn
    Moser-Proell
    Schneider
    Maier
    Tomba
    Goetschl
    Girardelli
    Paerson
    Zurbriggen
    Schild
    Raich
    Seizing
    Wenzel
    Ya but none of them^^^^^^pulled off break dance moves on the way down the course like Bode did.😂

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    Bode retired today

    You also have to credit him for adopting new technology, and driving the sport forward. When he was a J3, he was rarely on the first page, often finishing on the second page. When he was 18, he goes to Junior Nats at the Loaf. Nobody new who he was. He shows up with a pair of retail level K2 Fours, and wins 3 out of 4 events. Think about that, 3 events, same ski. It's what put him on the map. Keen eye for technology, hard work ethic, contrarian by nature and a pure athlete.
    Granite State as Fuck, he will always be my favorite skier.
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    I member the K2 Four story very well.
    Well maybe I'm the faggot America
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    Quote Originally Posted by buttahflake View Post
    You also have to credit him for adopting new technology, and driving the sport forward. When he was a J3, he was rarely on the first page, often finishing on the second page. When he was 18, he goes to Junior Nats at the Loaf. Nobody new who he was. He shows up with a pair of retail level K2 Fours, and wins 3 out of 4 events. Think about that, 3 events, same ski. It's what put him on the map. Keen eye for technology, hard work ethic, contrarian by nature and a pure athlete.
    Granite State as Fuck, he will always be my favorite skier.
    True all that. It's why I believe in one ski quivers. It's the skier not the ski.

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    Yep, thatís why he skied the K2 Four till the end of his career. Amazing, isnít it?
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    ^ ^ ^ wifey gives you the look for that snark

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    Bode retired today

    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Hubbs View Post
    Not a downhill, that above video is a Giant Slalom.
    Even for World Championships and Olympics you still need under 120 FIS points to compete in Downhill and SuperG.
    This is probably a good thing for safety.

    Bode is a badass, loved watching him race. And yeah the K2 Four story is awesome.

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