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(Reuters)   Alpine skiing-Frenchman Poisson dies in random training accident   ( reuters.com) divider line
    More: Sad, Skiing, Slalom skiing, skier David Poisson, Telemark skiing, Alpine skiing, Freestyle skiing, Downhill, Ski jumping  
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6 days ago  
So long, and thanks for all the you, I guess...
 
6 days ago  
I see what you did there smitty.
 
6 days ago  
Who teaches a fish to ski in the first place?
 
6 days ago  
Should have had the steak?

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6 days ago  
Something's fishy here
 
6 days ago  

RogueWallEnthusiast: Who teaches a fish to ski in the first place?


Bicycles don't work too well in snow.
 
6 days ago  
We forget how dangerous these winter sports actually are.  Today, an elite skier once again played Russian roulette with Death and came up snake eyes.
 
6 days ago  
I really hope that when it's time to distribute the HOTY awards, someone will plot to nominate this one.

/Stats humor is best humor
 
6 days ago  

aerojockey: I see what you did there smitty.


Sunny's a regular standard deviant.
 
6 days ago  
Poisson is now a fallen angel.
 
6 days ago  
RIP
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6 days ago  
Must have over strained himself.
 
6 days ago  

Reasonable Human: RogueWallEnthusiast: Who teaches a fish to ski in the first place?

Bicycles don't work too well in snow.


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6 days ago  
His strange behavior sounds like a typical deviation.
 
6 days ago  
Franz Klammer 1976 and Bill Johnson (RIP) 1984, down hill skiing is some of the wildest out of control shiat you can watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkdB4​2​lN1AE
 
6 days ago  
Who knew hurling yourself down the side of a mountain at 100mph could be so dangerous?
 
6 days ago  
RIP
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6 days ago  
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Tout à l'heure, mon poisson.

/ Au revoir
 
6 days ago  
I tried to tell Poisson that Cyanide and Slalom wasn't gonna be the new Xtreme sport on the Dew Tour.
 
6 days ago  
Hee hee hee
Honh honh honh
 
6 days ago  

Farking Clown Shoes: So long, and thanks for all the you, I guess...


there's our winner
 
6 days ago  
I'm amazed more people don't die from falling while going 130 km/hr down a sheet of ice while standing on a couple of waxed boards.
 
6 days ago  
Ohhhhhh, monsieur
 
6 days ago  

abhorrent1: Who knew hurling yourself down the side of a mountain at 100mph could be so dangerous?


Its not so much the hurling down the mountain that is the problem.  It is the cartwheeling deceleration and impact on terrain.
 
6 days ago  

bonobo73: We forget how dangerous these winter sports actually are.  Today, an elite skier once again played Russian roulette with Death and came up snake eyes.


You can make motorsports (ok, not motorcycles) remarkably safe.  You can ban flying wedges in football.  Eventually they may even put helmets on pitchers.  But there isn't any way to really give a downhill skier any protection.  Miss a turn and the g-forces break your neck in luge (no idea if that happens in bobsled, but it can't be safe).  And of course outside of winter sports it wouldn't be the Tour de France without a descent down the alps (waaaay less protection than a motorcyclist, at motorcycle speeds).  Of course I think more bicyclists die from the drugs, but the only thing you can do about the descents is to stay the fark out of mountains (put the end at the top?  You kind of need the ascents.)
 
6 days ago  

abhorrent1: Who knew hurling yourself down the side of a mountain at 100mph could be so dangerous?


Sonny Bono?
 
6 days ago  
The accident scene wasn't surprising as he left a normal distribution of remains on the mountain.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  

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Came for this, had to wait until the last post, but leaving satisfied.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
All of my training accidents are planned, scheduled and organized.
Just park the ambulance here, I'll be right back.
 
6 days ago  

Reasonable Human: RogueWallEnthusiast: Who teaches a fish to ski in the first place?

Bicycles don't work too well in snow.


Clearly you have never ridden a fat bike - the two-wheeled version not the overweight local tramp.
 
6 days ago  

Wingchild: Ohhhhhh, monsieur


I get that reference.

For anyone who doesn't.

Yannick Bertrand takes a slalom gate to the groin
Youtube RhWSHcNxmks
 
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