Author Topic: Vancouver 2010  (Read 11865 times)

andygates

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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #100 on: February 21, 2010, 08:17:43 pm »
Ski cross now! It's a fight! It's Bond villain henchman tryouts! Hindmost goes in the alligator tank!
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #101 on: February 21, 2010, 08:21:02 pm »
Ski cross now! It's a fight! It's Bond villain henchman tryouts! Hindmost goes in the alligator tank!

How long before the air ambulance is called? Not long - surely? It's Gladiators on Ice  :thumbsup:

Edit: Commentary of the day "The only way this could be more dangerous is if you gave them swords."  :thumbsup: ;D

Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #102 on: February 21, 2010, 09:16:50 pm »
Ski cross now! It's a fight! It's Bond villain henchman tryouts! Hindmost goes in the alligator tank!

How long before the air ambulance is called? Not long - surely? It's Gladiators on Ice  :thumbsup:

Edit: Commentary of the day "The only way this could be more dangerous is if you gave them swords."  :thumbsup: ;D

Calling the Jamaican, Errol Flynn.

andygates

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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #103 on: February 21, 2010, 09:21:04 pm »
I love the internet:  Errol Flynn on skis - definitely not Jamaican!

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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #104 on: February 21, 2010, 09:30:08 pm »
Ooh, I've never seen x-skiing before, that was fun!
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #105 on: February 21, 2010, 09:35:58 pm »
x-skiing looks just like what we used to. Glen Plake meets Konrad Bartelski

Really Ancien

Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #106 on: February 21, 2010, 10:26:06 pm »
Ooh, I've never seen x-skiing before, that was fun!
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I told you it'd make Boarder X seem tame by comparison.

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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #107 on: February 21, 2010, 10:30:43 pm »
Boarder X was pure dead pish!
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #108 on: February 21, 2010, 11:04:22 pm »
Watcing the men's curling. Us vs USA. I think the USAsians are too busy thinking 'let's batter the crap out of their stones!' to be placing their stones properly.
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #109 on: February 21, 2010, 11:06:39 pm »
Ski cross now! It's a fight! It's Bond villain henchman tryouts! Hindmost goes in the alligator tank!

It was a great event, I agree!
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #110 on: February 21, 2010, 11:07:04 pm »
Watcing the men's curling. Us vs USA. I think the USAsians are too busy thinking 'let's batter the crap out of their stones!' to be placing their stones properly.

That I can't watch though...
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #111 on: February 21, 2010, 11:10:09 pm »
Did anyone else guffaw at Andreas Wank in the ski jumping?  I think that trumps Manuel Pfister.

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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #112 on: February 21, 2010, 11:45:10 pm »
1500m ladies now. The track is way too slow. Only a few riders of the first half are faster than the '88 winning time. And that was before the clapskates. The altitude difference can't compensate that.

Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #113 on: February 22, 2010, 12:33:33 pm »
I found the ski cross nicer to watch than the boader-x version too I have to say.
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #114 on: February 22, 2010, 01:55:21 pm »
I first saw ski cross at one of the early X Games at Argentiere in the late 90s, back then they had 6 skiers start as they take up less space than boarders, who went in groups of 4. It was a way of involving the hot local youngsters and was not shown in the TV coverage, largely I suspect because it makes Boarder X seem tame. They should go back to 6 skiers to increase the jostle factor and not bother about offending the boarders.

Damon.

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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #115 on: February 22, 2010, 02:31:41 pm »
The Ski-X was excellent - much better than the snowboard-X. And the best technical skier won IMHO.

*And yes, Andreas Wank was pronounced very, very carefully as 'Vank' every time, I noticed!

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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #116 on: February 22, 2010, 09:27:16 pm »
I'm just watching last night's icedancing and I am confused. They seem to have changed the scoring system - no 5.4, 4.9,5.9. And they seem to have changed the rules - back in the day, the icedancers had to be close together, couldn't be more than a certain distance apart, had to be dancing with each other, but now they're all over the place so it's more just like pairs.
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #117 on: February 22, 2010, 09:38:52 pm »
I enjoyed the alpine super-combined, but I think they could improve it by running the downhill course straight onto the slalom, no pausing  :thumbsup:

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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #118 on: February 23, 2010, 12:14:40 am »
Goodness, curling is well horny.
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #119 on: February 23, 2010, 12:27:21 am »
Goodness, curling is well horny.

You like watching a bunch of blonde ladies sweeping?

Jaded

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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #120 on: February 23, 2010, 12:28:55 am »
 ;D

Reminds me of my time cleaning Pollock Halls with the Craigmillar ladies.   ;)
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #121 on: February 23, 2010, 12:31:32 am »
I think Eve's going to burst into tears  :'(

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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #122 on: February 23, 2010, 11:08:31 am »
Not often in the country I get to watch a sport I like*), since I don't have cable or the like.

*) handball, badminton, cycling and curling.

So last night was a good night since I got to watch some curling and Denmark win :)
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #123 on: February 23, 2010, 01:39:47 pm »
Goodness, curling is well horny.

You like watching a bunch of blonde ladies sweeping?

Scrubbers, the lot of 'em  ;)
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andygates

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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #124 on: February 23, 2010, 09:02:03 pm »
Women's ski cross now. :thumbsup:
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