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(KCRA 3 Sacramento)   Former world-champion freestyle skier Kyle Smaine should have focused more on speed   ( divider line
    More: Sad, Skiing, Honshu, Lake Tahoe, Japan, Snow, New Zealand, World championship, Ski  
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674 clicks; posted to Sports » on 31 Jan 2023 at 4:45 AM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2023-01-31 5:25:53 AM  
If you're gonna be buried in an avalanche, there's worse places than Nagano.
2023-01-31 7:51:43 AM  
Sounds like they either didn't do avi tests, or ignored what they saw.
2023-01-31 7:55:04 AM  
Avalanches are near impossible to outrun if you're on skis, let alone a snowmobile. Even a slow avalanche can travel at 80 MPH, and a fast one can be near the 200 MPH range.
2023-01-31 9:24:58 AM  
I do hear it's a peaceful way to go
2023-01-31 9:47:29 AM  
he was just trying to effectively cryo-preserve himself until the Wii came out.
2023-01-31 9:55:01 AM  
He died doing what he loved. Being crushed by a wall of speeding snow and rock.
2023-01-31 4:50:05 PM  
I know there is that mountain named after the film company but I never thought of Japan as a skiing destination.
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