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    1968 Grenoble Killy Pwns It All

    Love this footie. Narrated in French. Total time capsule. Great skiing. Major yardsales.


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    not many things have been done better. picked up the new setup from the shop the other day.

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    your link is broken fyi

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    Shows on my screen. I'll look on my phone.

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    Shows on my phone.

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    Thank you for this, splat --

    Killy was a little before my time, but I read Greenberg's biography, 'Comeback' - that told the story of his joining Beattie's ProTour in '72 ( and winning) - and I was aware of his time on the Pro Tour in the seventies ( they would not let him back on the WorldCup circuit ( and there is certainly the claim that the ProTour exposure was better for his marketing ))

    ( also, pretty hard to argue with a perfect score on the inaugural World Cup ( 1967 : 225/225. )
    he did not win every race - in '67 they counted the top three placings in three disciplines, and Killy had (at least) three wins in each. )

    his story of the Olympic downhill on skis he had 'ruined' is legend(-ary ) --

    anyway.

    oh. and what he has done since is to be Respected
    ( business empire, 1992Olympics, Olympic movement- )

    anyway.
    Thanks for the memories - skiJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiJ View Post
    Thank you for this, splat --

    Killy was a little before my time, but I read Greenberg's biography, 'Comeback' - that told the story of his joining Beattie's ProTour in '72 ( and winning) - and I was aware of his time on the Pro Tour in the seventies ( they would not let him back on the WorldCup circuit ( and there is certainly the claim that the ProTour exposure was better for his marketing ))

    ( also, pretty hard to argue with a perfect score on the inaugural World Cup ( 1967 : 225/225. )
    he did not win every race - in '67 they counted the top three placings in three disciplines, and Killy had (at least) three wins in each. )

    his story of the Olympic downhill on skis he had 'ruined' is legend(-ary ) --

    anyway.

    oh. and what he has done since is to be Respected
    ( business empire, 1992Olympics, Olympic movement- )

    anyway.
    Thanks for the memories - skiJ
    Great memories indeed - the reason I took French instead of Spanish in high school ;-)

    ... Thom
    Galibier Design
    crafting technology in service of music

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    Link isn't broken you just have to watch it on Youtube, there is a link right on the video taking you to it.

    The opening shot of that video is impressive. I'm guessing it was a camera guy hanging out the heli door and the pilot had to follow and pivot around the skier the entire run for the cameraman to frame the skier and get the shot. And the two pretty much nailed it.

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    good stuff. the pain train )


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    yeah i know.

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    Killy was my early childhood hero. I still have his book, "SKIING.... the Killy Way" on my book shelf. The guy was beyond his time.

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