Winter-Olympic Favorites for Laserites

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Winter-Olympic Favorites for Laserites

Poll closed Mar 5, 2006.
  1. Short Track

    25.0%
  2. Speed Skating

    50.0%
  3. Skeleton

    25.0%
  4. Luge

    50.0%
  5. Freestyle Skiing (Moguls, Aerials)

    25.0%
  6. Cross Country Skiing

    8.3%
  7. Nordic Combined

    16.7%
  8. Biathlon

    33.3%
  9. Ski Jumping

    25.0%
  10. Snowboard

    33.3%
  11. Icehockey

    25.0%
  12. Bobsleigh

    25.0%
  13. Figure Skating

    16.7%
  14. Curling

    25.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Merrily

    Merrily Administrator Staff Member

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    LooserLu tried posting this, but had some trouble, so I'm giving it a whirl on his behalf.

    Hi,
    The Games are running, best time to make a thread about it.

    I reminded a movie about professional athletes, that belong to disciplines
    of the Summer-Games, that missed to get the ticket for the Olympic Event in
    that summer. In 1987 some athletes (from the disciplines of running) from
    the nation Jamaica didn't got the ticket for the Summer Games and decided to
    join the Olympic-Wintergames of 1988 in Calgary/CAN in the bobsleigh
    discipline.
    The rest is history and well told in a famous movie ("Cool Runnings") - "Jah
    man"... ;)

    Looking to the Olympic disciplines for our dinghy, only one Laserite per
    discipline and nation is allowed to start at the Olympic Sailing-races.
    So, a situation, like with that Jamaicans, perhaps can be interesting for
    this or that pro-sailing Laserite, that in 150-% desires to join the
    Olympics -
    F.e.: Of the fellows (and in future: ladies, too), that get the second place
    in the ranking of the Olympic-trials for the Games...


    To bring my first and my second thoughts together: In your Opinion, which
    would be the best discipline for the Olympic Wintergames for a Laserite?
     
  2. WestCoast

    WestCoast New Member

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    I like the luge and bobsled, though I haven't been watching this time around.

    How 'bout some iceboating?!!
     
  3. MasterMike

    MasterMike D22

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    Short track is more like a 49er, Speed skating is more like Lasering.

    Skill, fitness, concentration, your legs burn, and it's only about who gets there first, not style points!
     
  4. fishingmickey

    fishingmickey Member

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    Well folks here's my thoughts,
    For toughness and attitude to match a Laser sailor, I think Hockey fits that bill perfectly. Throw in the BIG hill ski jump combined with the downhill for plane-ing runs in those 30-40 knot downwind legs, freestyle jumping for practing your ejection on the death roll, short track speed skating for those tight mark roundings, Salom skiing for developing the agility and timing to make perfect roll tacks and optimium boat handling skills and mogols for wave dodging upwind legs.
    Fishingmickey
    150087/181157
     
  5. LooserLu

    LooserLu LooserLu

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    Hi,
    Thanks Merrily for helping me to make this. Unfortunately, my account at TLF not offers me the possibility to create a thread that includes a poll.

    Update to "Cool Runnings":
    In the beginning of this week, for Jamaica a dream became true. One of the (four) members of the famous former Jamaican Bobsleigh-team, Lascelles Brown, won a silvermedal in 2-person-Bobsleigh! He started together with Pierre Lueders for Canada.
    To remind: Jamaica still holds the record in the startingsequence-time (4,78 sec) at 4-person-Bobsleigh!
    Here is a link to a Website that reports about this. Sorry, it is all in German-Language, but I'm sure, someone may find a website of this in English.

    http://sport.ard.de/spe/turin/news200602/19/medaille-fuer-jamaika-bob.jhtml

    My favourite wintersport, in relationship to the aspect of this thread, is: 1-person-luge. The athelte "battles" with a strong-"one desin"-hard-watersport-vehicle and has a position on it, that strong remembers to hiking out in the Laser on a reach in heavy air... Our German Luge-pro "Hackl-Schorsch" (Georg Hackl) is a hero here in GER in that sport and his body remembers strong to a pro-Laserite for Radial-Laser.

    Cheers
    LooserLu
     

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