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CMBears1259
Baylor Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2005
2052 posts

Speed skiing?

Can you ever envision it being brought back as a winter Olympic sport again? I vaguely remember it as a demo sport in '92 IIRC.


Jim Rockford
LSU Fan
Member since May 2011
42864 posts

re: Speed skiing?
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It is the fastest non mechanized sport in the world with speeds going up to over 240 kilometers or 150 miles per hour!


Bho
Kentucky Fan
Lexington
Member since Dec 2007
23666 posts

re: Speed skiing?
That shite was nuts. I don't really know how it would have been a medal sport, but it was crazy.


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GoldenDawg
Georgia Fan
Dawg in Exile
Member since Oct 2013
6667 posts

re: Speed skiing?
Too dangerous. The human body does not like it when it is going 150 MPH and a wipeout occurs. Blunt force trauma at that speed is deadly.

And the competition for medals would push them to ever faster speeds.

Not wise to push as an Olympic sport, imo, no matter how bad arse it is.


weaveballs1
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jun 2010
1464 posts

re: Speed skiing?
Anyone who willingly does that is insane, but it looks awesome.


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neutrino
Alabama Fan
Chicago
Member since Feb 2009
1190 posts

re: Speed skiing?
They shut that down because a man died on the course in the Olympics


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Tiger1242
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2011
23964 posts

re: Speed skiing?
I'm not trying to say I'd do that because frick no, I tucked a green once and got going probably ~60-70 and frick I was scared.

But that doesn't seem all that difficult, just tuck and minimize wind resistance. The danger way out ways the difficulty


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Captain Lafitte
LSU Fan
Barataria Bay
Member since Nov 2012
1427 posts

re: Speed skiing?
I do remember when they were covering it and watching it every chance I could watch.

Here's a video of a 100+ mph run at the '92 Albertville Olympics with a recovery at end.


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Tiger Live2
VCU Fan
Westwego, LA
Member since Mar 2012
7685 posts

re: Speed skiing?
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It is the fastest non mechanized sport in the world with speeds going up to over 240 kilometers or 150 miles per hour!

frick that. I love skiing, and I liked to have speed, but that's WAY too fast. Or at least for me, I would be scared shitless going down a hill at that speed.


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MountainTiger
LSU Fan
Colorado Springs
Member since Dec 2008
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