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  1. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    I want to actually be fast, so running it in clothes is out.


    School me on being very fast for very cheap.
    You've really left yourself with only one option and lucky for you wearing nothing is also very cheap

  2. #27
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    Tyvek suit would be pretty sweet. I got one this Halloween for one of my kids and it had to fancy orange seam tape that have it a very hazmat kind of feel. Pair it with a snorkel/mask, multicolored clown wig glued to an old helmet, and some Mardi gras beads with the plastic tits on them for the full effect.
    Brandine: Now Cletus, if I catch you with pig lipstick on your collar one more time you ain't gonna be allowed to sleep in the barn no more!
    Cletus: Duly noted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    How long is a downhill in Michigan? Long enough to even worry about wind drag?
    I feel like this is a fair question.
    As for your surf outfit: your calves and ankles will be in your socks and boots. Might just work. Plus some hockey pads.
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

  4. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    How long is a downhill in Michigan? Long enough to even worry about wind drag?
    40ish seconds. There’s a glide through a long(ish) flat, so aero matters.

    I’ll try to take and post a gopro of the approximate course tomorrow.

  5. #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by OregonDead View Post
    You've really left yourself with only one option and lucky for you wearing nothing is also very cheap
    ^ Shane would approve this message

  6. #31
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    Forty seconds is plenty long enough to justify a speed suit.

    I say fuck anything breathable, just go saran wrap. Otherwise you're going to have to run bare-ass and shave everything. Hundies matter.

  7. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustonen View Post
    Iím in for $20 if we can find something suitably vintage and/or ridiculous for IAS to wear thatís actually a little functional.
    We need to know what size he needs for a start of this search...

  8. #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZomblibulaX View Post
    Forty seconds is plenty long enough to justify a speed suit.

    I say fuck anything breathable, just go saran wrap. Otherwise you're going to have to run bare-ass and shave everything. Hundies matter.
    For sure bare ass AND wrapped in saran is the right call and wrap on a couple of spatulas for body armor, just make sure to tuck.
    Move upside and let the man go through...

  9. #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mofro261 View Post
    For sure bare ass AND wrapped in saran is the right call and wrap on a couple of spatulas for body armor, just make sure to tuck.. .
    ... in your balls.
    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

  10. #35
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    Quote Originally Posted by ::: ::: View Post
    jeans, gaiters & a CB jacket

    or goat skin chaps
    The chaps will be very cold on the ride up with your but cheeks on the chair with bare skin (since chaps are ass-less always) - unless you wear a base layer also (so you need to probably have a pair of racing shorts that you wear to the start area.) Then have to find someone to bring them down to the bottom of the course....

    If you fall then the brush burn of hitting a gate would probably feel like great vs the snow burn sliding down the hill half nakid.

    Same for the suggestion of wear nothing at all and ski the race in your birthday suit.

  11. #36
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    Old XL GS suit taking up space in the closet...It's red (fast!) and padded (shred at will!)

    PM me your address and I'll send it your way, yours for free. But you better win.

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    Might not make as much of an impression as the previously mentioned options though.
    Our great works of human enterprise will fade away with time. The mountain will endure. ~nps

  12. #37
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    Nice!
    Red!
    I feel like there’s no way I’m going to fit in that. I’m 6’3 240(?)
    Sadly, I bought the biggest size flylow bibs last year on sale and I haven’t worn them until this week because I’m too fat and didn’t have the heart to cut them until this week.

    Feel like spyder xl is gonna be fatguy in a little coat. :-)

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    Donít those suits stretch yo? Give the XL a try.

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    Northway's suit is tits. Gosh, I wish I had a reason to own something like that. It's even red. Damn. You'd never be able to set your poles down at lunch cuz you'd need them at the ready to defend yourself against the horde of randy skier chicks that instinctively crave your seed when they saw you sauntering up to the bar for a frosty pint after you'd finished crushing all the fruity non red speed suit wearing punk ass little man children in the super g.
    Brandine: Now Cletus, if I catch you with pig lipstick on your collar one more time you ain't gonna be allowed to sleep in the barn no more!
    Cletus: Duly noted.

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    If no one else will make use of it and the offer still stands, I would give northway’s suit a proper home. Promise pics of letting fly in my Sx91’s and Kastle DH boards.

  16. #41
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    Can't you just use the "Flexseal Family of Products"? The advertising potential is huge and you might just get spancered.

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

  17. #42
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    Plastidip might be the solution. I'm surprised XXXer hasn't come in to suggest Aquaseal yet.

  18. #43
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    Some of the neoprene fleece suits for diving?
    Aggressive in my own mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    40ish seconds. There’s a glide through a long(ish) flat, so aero matters.

    I’ll try to take and post a gopro of the approximate course tomorrow.
    believe me, I'm not trying to say this is teh gnarz.
    just answering the inquiry:
    here's today with clothes and slow skis.

  20. #45
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    Thereís no replacement for displacement

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    click them poles......

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    That's the most speed I've ever seen on a Nordic course. Well done. Sorry about the whole Michigan thing.

    Definitely take the suit. It'll fit. That's the destiny of this thread, clearly.

  23. #48
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    That spyder suit will fit, it just might be a pain in the ass to zip up and give you some horrific moose knuckle. I recommend stuffing a cucumber in there so the ladies know what’s up.

  24. #49
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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    Nice!
    Red!
    I feel like there’s no way I’m going to fit in that. I’m 6’3 240(?)
    Sadly, I bought the biggest size flylow bibs last year on sale and I haven’t worn them until this week because I’m too fat and didn’t have the heart to cut them until this week.

    Feel like spyder xl is gonna be fatguy in a little coat. :-)
    Depends on how well worn the XL is. I have a Spyder XL GS suit. Picked it up used off Ebay that was a bit worn when I got it. Now it does not have much as much stretch to it. I'm 6 ft tall but usually under 180 pounds. It is baggy on me now. Suspect a well worn XL would fit you- especially if it is a one and done (and hopefully a Win) race.

  25. #50
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    Before I got my own speed suit off the teen age son of a ski bud I used to borrow a speed suit off the daughter of another ski bud

    It had the zipper at the back

    I now know why women go to the washroom together
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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