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Re: Les Arcs 2010?
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Hi,
Only 200. For a week and 2 starts off the top I'd pay twice that.

or perhaps 400 entry for a race off Rjukan????

First bid $400 ---------

Posted on: 2009/10/15 9:47


Re: usual lack of information
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Hi Tracie,
Wow that hit a nerve, sorry you took it as aggressive.

I fail to understand, perhaps it is just the way it is but why tell us to email for info and then not provide any, this is what leads to the frustration. The courtesy of a reply would be the least we should expect.

Thankyou for enlightening us that there is no more info, that's all I want to know. It does seem things are all getting very last minute.

Our complaints are actually quite constructive if they are listened too, sometimes the complaints have merit and they are not meant as personal attacks. Some complaints may save lives!! A larger number of competitors have been involved in the sport for a decade or two and I think we have some understanding of the shortcomings, the complaints are the same.

To date I have not seen a request for suggestions and ideas from the FSV or FSSV, perhaps I missed that one. the only suggestion of saftey concerns has been by the racers posts on this forum and the support and non support etc that follow. If there has been a results then sweet, can we see it?

I personally appreciate what is being done by everyone involved to make our sport safer and wish them all the best. Remember any rule and saftey change affects us all be it racers or organisers worldwide so if asked I'm sure we would relish the oppourunity to offer constructive saftey opinions out of the forum area.

My only regret Tracie is I will not see you in Europe this season, have a good one.

wishing you all a happy new year and a safe and enjoyable season.

Chris.

Posted on: 2008/1/8 5:50


Re: usual lack of information
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Yep another bleat!!!!!!!!

I hate to say how right it is that information available to us is a joke.

Can someone please tell us a definite on delivery of helmets and how we order them please? and don't tell me to go to the poxy link on the homepage. I have 3 times and still no reply. (that was 3 weeks ago)

Millar, It's not going to take big balls to walk this season, at this rate only those in the know will have helmets the rest of us will be spectators. In fact with a lack of competitors what will the spectators watch???

Is there actually any racing planned at Les Arc??

enough said, I'll leep waiting and waiting.

Happy Holidays and all the best for the new year.

Cheers
Chris.

Posted on: 2007/12/27 23:09


Re: helmet rules
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Hi Stephané,
Cool, some pics of the proposed face protection would be nice.

I guess that Haka didn't work

Congratulations too France, well done that was a awesome game.

cheers
Chris.

Posted on: 2007/10/6 23:18


Re: helmet rules
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Hi All,
the helmet pic looks as excpected. What's the weight of the finished helmet? a heavy helmet on a smaller racer sounds dangerous too me, has the weight limit changed?

Can we please have some photos of the inner only, showing the mounting locations and the face protection. Of particular interest to me and I'm sure a few others is the chin and face protection.

We have had a few examples of accidents that helmets have done thier job. I will use Russell Bauntons 2005 accident as one, arguably one of the fastest crashes on speed skis ever.

Russ had a outer made by me and a Beat Ingel inner and suffered no facial damage, he still has all his teeth and the nose is still the same size and shape. He did sustain a good knock to the head and suffered mild concussion (too be expected at 227kph) His outer helmet fractured and partially broke away and the inner stayed on his head due to the fact it was fitted correctly and secured correctly. Most of the pain and hurt was the impact brusing to the body and fractured ankle, plus ongoing nerve damage in his shoulder/neck area.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbj41CQhz78

Russell's first impact point was his FACE, then shoulder.

Will the new helmet do it's job and protect the Chin/teeth/nose/jaw etc???? and lets not rely on the outer to do this, Russells outer was smashed to bits around the chin and face area.

I also feel if we do not get some firm information and supply of hemets very soon, this coming Pro season will be a performance with very few competitors and I suspect a few that will race just with the inner.

Please can we make this a fair playing ground and get these helmets and more detail available asap.

Cheers
Chris.

P.s - speaking of fair game - best of luck to France in the rugby today, I hear the Kiwi's have a new HAKA!!!!

Posted on: 2007/10/6 2:13


Re: Helmet Design
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Hi Doug,
Have you ever tried to fit a standard downhill helmet into a speed shell . If the powers to be decide we need chin protection (which of course we do)then you are looking at the average speed helmet looking like a oversize bubble. By my calculation we will need a measurement of between 46 and 50cm between the chin and top of head , as for the tail length who knows? the 40cm rule should work. We will have to wait and see what evolves.

In answer too your question, YES major changes. I would assume we can THROW away every helmet that is in use and start again. You may be able to cut existing outers in half and reform to fit the new inner.

or you could contact myself, Beat Engel, Nigel Brokton or any of the other guys making helmets. Stateside you could try Richard Landingham, sorry don't have a email for him he is somewhere around Bear mountain,ca. last I heard.

Like you say it would be great too be informed of these changes ASAP.

Cheers
ChrisG

Posted on: 2007/7/20 2:24



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