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  1. Giro Manifest Spherical Mountain Bike Helmet

    Review: Giro Manifest Spherical Mountain Bike Helmet

    Double shell helmets are nothing new and have been around for a while. The downside of them was, well, they looked like double shells and made you look like Big Helmet from Spaceballs. Now along comes the Giro Manifest Spherical with its N=Mold polycarbonate shell with EPS liner, progressive...
  2. Philpug

    Daron Rahlves skis 101MPH

    Disclaimer, only a professional with years of experience should try and match it. New personal speed record set ...101 MPH With three spotters (Thanks Boys!) and a clear run top to bottom progress was made on each run...94, 99, then 101MPH. Had the perfect combination of a long smooth run, fast...
  3. Swede

    Hahnenkam Kitzbühl M DH / Garmish W DH

    So it looks like they have shuffled the races in Kitz and the downhill is tomorrow Friday 25th. SL on Saturday and SG on Sunday. Great to see Lisa Hörnblad do the 2nd fastest training run in Garmish. She’s tough...
  4. DoryBreaux

    Individual Review Long term review: Atomic Vantage 97 Ti

    Full disclosure; I have a bias toward Atomic and have worked with the local rep off and on for about 7 years. There is a reason though; I love what they do. I don't get free stuff or anything for praising them. Size tested: 188 I'll start off by saying I never fell in love with the Vantage...
  5. luliski

    California/Nevada Sierra at Tahoe vs Sugar Bowl

    It turns out that my city has a group of skiers organizing for carpooling to ski. Many of them are going midweek, which is great for me. It seems there are quite a few going to Sugar Bowl, and then at least one person (and I actually already know her from swimming) going to Sierra at Tahoe. I...
  6. Black Dog

    Nastar Pacesetting Trials

    I noticed that in the National Pacecsetting Trials a few days ago at Copper that they gave everyone the same Handicap of .01 even though their times were very different. Just wondering what was the theory behind this. Anyone know? No sign of Ted Ligity this year. Here is a link to the results...
  7. Sibhusky

    Interesting CNN article about downhill training

    CNN: American downhillers: A need for speed. https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/16/sport/us-skiing-world-cup-downhill-coach-john-mcbride-spt-intl/index.html It involves way more than skiing.
  8. Tricia

    Skis that our heroes ski

    Other threads about how we choose our skis, along with some brand recognition chatter has me wondering if the old adage "Win on Sunday, buy on Monday" still holds true in some walks of life. Examples Do we take a second look at Head skis because Lindsey Vonn or Ted Ligety, or Bode Miller won...
  9. Speeder

    Cutting Off the Line

    In DH when coaches speak of "cutting off the line" what do they mean? Why wouldn't a racer ski the "cut off line" in training runs?
  10. Speeder

    Hannenkham Course Changes

    I have been watching some old video from Kitzbhuel in the 70's and 80's and the finish bump looks way bigger now than it was then. The guys in 1982 barely got any air at all but from the 90's on there is huge air off that bump. Are the recent racers going so much faster down the final schuss or...
  11. Philpug

    2019 NASTAR Nationals Returns to Squaw Valley|Alpine Meadows

    [Olympic Valley, Calif.] May 31, 2018 – U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced today that the Liberty Mutual Insurance NASTAR National Championships will return to Squaw Valley April 3-7, 2019. With U.S. Alpine Championships and NorAm Finals wrapping up in March, the early April dates will allow for...
  12. Philpug

    Exclusive: Daron Rahlves and the Atomic Shift MNC 13 Binding

    They say if you are lucky enough to live in the mountains, you are lucky enough. Well, living in Tahoe makes me lucky, but having connections to Daron Rahlves -- U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Famer, Olympian, Hahnenkamm winner, great dad, and all-around good guy -- makes me even luckier. We...
  13. Atomic Shift MNC 13 Heel Peice

    Atomic Shift MNC 13 Heel Peice

  14. Atomic Shift MNC 13 Production and Prototype verions

    Atomic Shift MNC 13 Production and Prototype verions

  15. Atomic Shift MNC 13 in Tech and Alpine postion closeup

    Atomic Shift MNC 13 in Tech and Alpine postion closeup

  16. Atomic Shift MNC 13 in Tech and Alpine position

    Atomic Shift MNC 13 in Tech and Alpine position

  17. Michael Kane

    Sneak Peek: 2018/2019 Gear

    It is getting to be that time when we starting to see something pop regarding next year's stuff. Anyone have any information, rumors or anything regarding to new gear. Have seen minor teasers for new boots by Fischer and Nordica, Anyone got anything else.
  18. Black Dog

    Interesting Results at Nastar Pacesetting in Copper yesterday.

    Maybe they should put Casey Puckett back on the "A" team? Ted was 15th fastest..... sorted by best handicap) SORT BY: [By Age & Gender Category] [By Name] [All Results] Competitor Hometown Age & Gender Category Course Time Handicap Medal Casey Puckett Snowmass, CO Male 45-49 Yellow 17.78...
  19. Chris Walker

    Poll What Would Happen if Candide Thovex Joined the Hahnenkamm?

    So, I was inspired by the discussion in another thread about whether racers can ski bumps or bumpers can ski gates, etc. I basically agree that "great skiers can ski pretty much anything." But I wonder if there are limits to that maxim at the top level of the sport. So I propose a thought...
  20. Tricia

    Arctic Man Champions - Rahlves & La Vallee

    I'm feeling a little late to this news but its exciting for sure and something you should take a look at. Daron Rahlves and Levi LaVallee won the Arctic Man in Alaska. After two days of delays due to weather they finished a 5 mile course with disconnects and hook ups with a snowmobile, where...