â†µHere's a crash from a competition last year in which the fellow in third place took a jump at such an angle that he landed on the fellow in second place's head.
â†µAs TSB's basketball writer can attest, skiing is dangerous enough without elbows and people landing on other people's heads. But even the civilized of the younger generations will watch ski cross before they'll turn to straight alpine or slalom. It's a sad but irreversible fact of modern society: you must be extreme to get our attention. Makes me wonder why SlamBall never eclipsed the NBA.â†µ
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