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Mon Feb 12, 2018, 11:41 PM

If you could experience an Olympic winter sport, via virtual...

...reality or some other method, which one/ones would you pick?

My first choice would be ski jumping. Those few seconds of soaring and floating look absolutely exhilarating!

Pairs ice skating would be my other choice. To be able to create such beauty must be so satisfying.

No moguls for me - it makes my teeth and knees hurt just to watch.

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Reply If you could experience an Olympic winter sport, via virtual... (Original post)
3catwoman3 Feb 2018 OP
Kingofalldems Feb 2018 #1
BarbaRosa Feb 2018 #2
bdamomma Feb 2018 #3
TlalocW Feb 2018 #4
3catwoman3 Feb 2018 #23
dchill Feb 2018 #5
applegrove Feb 2018 #6
InAbLuEsTaTe Feb 2018 #19
applegrove Feb 2018 #21
InAbLuEsTaTe Feb 2018 #30
TexasTowelie Feb 2018 #7
nocalflea Feb 2018 #26
democratisphere Feb 2018 #8
shanny Feb 2018 #11
democratisphere Feb 2018 #15
Control-Z Feb 2018 #16
shanny Feb 2018 #31
Control-Z Feb 2018 #38
Retrograde Feb 2018 #32
shanny Feb 2018 #34
shanny Feb 2018 #9
NightWatcher Feb 2018 #10
sarah FAILIN Feb 2018 #17
jmowreader Feb 2018 #12
TomSlick Feb 2018 #13
Stinky The Clown Feb 2018 #14
InAbLuEsTaTe Feb 2018 #20
FuzzyRabbit Feb 2018 #22
Control-Z Feb 2018 #24
Takket Feb 2018 #18
gratuitous Feb 2018 #25
Retrograde Feb 2018 #33
moondust Feb 2018 #27
TeamPooka Feb 2018 #28
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Feb 2018 #29
Raine Feb 2018 #35
jberryhill Feb 2018 #36
crazycatlady Feb 2018 #37

Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 11:43 PM

1. Ski jumping.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 11:45 PM

2. Yup, ski jumping.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 11:50 PM

3. Ski jumping also

and skating my two favourites.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 11:53 PM

4. Cross Country Stoop Tag

The majesty of it combined with the stamina required is breathtaking.

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:42 AM

23. When my husband and I were first married, he was...

...stationed at KI Sawyer AFB in the upper peninsula of Michigan. We took up cross country skiing. I had no idea that there was any uphill involved, and I remember taking off my skis, waling up the hill, and sobbing in frustration, wondering who the hell thought it was a good idea to try to go uphill with WAXED boards under your feet - NUTSO!!!

I eventually mastered the technique for doing so, but it still makes me cringe when I see long uphill sections in televised competitions.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 11:53 PM

5. Ditto, ski jumping.

I was actually thinking about that earlier.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 11:55 PM

6. I once skied down the woman's downhill trail that had been used

for the woman's downhill circuit two weeks before. It was at Lake Louise. The hill was so steep in places that I had to slide down it on my ***. The women would have gone off it like a jump at 90 miles an hour. I did it in a very wide slalom. No way will I ever picture myself doing a winter Olympic event again. Those people are nuts.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:34 AM

19. Yes, had the same experience on a double black diamond trail at Alta...

steep narrow trail with boulders on either side... holy crap! Never been so scared in my life!! How I came down that part of the mountain was not even remotely related to skiing!! Haha!!

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:36 AM

21. I just could not get over how those women went straight down the whole

thing without turning. Cray Cray. I knew ski racers in highschool. You knew who they were because their knee braces would rattle as they walked down the hall.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #21)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:36 AM

30. IKR!!

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 11:57 PM

7. Figure skating.

As shown by my posts in the Sports Group. I'll have a repertoire of quadruple jumps and dazzling spins including the Biellmann spin. I promise to point my toes too.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 01:14 AM

26. I could never figure out why NASA went with fighter pilots over figure skaters.

The prolonged spins (whatever they're called ) alone are jaw-dropping. I couldn't walk let alone skate after trying one of those and I suspect most fighter pilots couldn't either.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 11:58 PM

8. Alpine Downhill, Two Man Bobsleds and Slopestyle Snow Boarding

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:02 AM

11. Is there much to see in a bobsled?

never tried it but it doesn't seem likely.

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Response to shanny (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:11 AM

15. Better be paying attention and driving or it could get very ugly!

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Response to shanny (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:15 AM

16. They did a virtual video recording on the single course.

I don't know bobsled from any of the other races but this was a single athlete on his back going down feet first. The video view was between his feet.

Did you see it? I think it was on Sunday.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:23 AM

31. I didn't see it--

But single person on back feet first is luge...and I bet that was a wild ride!

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Response to shanny (Reply #31)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 01:32 PM

38. Yes, that's it!

Right after I posted my reply here I saw Stinky The Clown's post and the first thing he had was a pic of the luge!!!

A wild ride for sure!

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Response to shanny (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:44 AM

32. One person gets to see

the other three are mostly ballast. I still think it would be fun, though.

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Response to Retrograde (Reply #32)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 04:04 AM

34. Without a doubt!

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:00 AM

9. Downhill.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:01 AM

10. Curling 🥌 Just to be sliding with those stones. Kidding, ladies figure skating, duh.

That'd look trippy, I bet.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:21 AM

17. I love curling!

I have zero idea how you score, but I sit and watch when it's on. We crack up watching the sweeping.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:02 AM

12. Four-man bobsleigh

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:04 AM

13. Bobsled or luge

Then again, I keep thinking it would be fun to go down the track on a Flexible Flyer.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:06 AM

14. Luge . . . . luuuuuuuge! Luge! Luge! Luge! Luge! Luge! Luge! Luge! Luge!

Luge! Luge! Luge! Luge! Luge! Luge! Luge! Luge! Luge! Luge!



Followed closely by BOBSLEEEEDDDDDD!!!

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:34 AM

20. Me too!!!

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:39 AM

22. ME THREE !!!!!

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:43 AM

24. Luge - that is the one they made a recording of

with the view of the rider between his feet.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:23 AM

18. Skeleton

But I would never do it in real life!!

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Response to Takket (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:54 AM

25. You and me both

Flying down the course face first would be a gas. As long as there was no possibility of punching my ticket doing it.

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Response to Takket (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:47 AM

33. We kinda did it when I was a kid

nowhere within 2 orders of magnitude of the speeds these guys get, but we used to go down hills head first on our sleds. And the hills were only about 20 feet high, but other than that it was the same, yes?

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 01:25 AM

27. snowboard slopestyle

Ski jumping acrobatics.

On one ski! Yikes!

Watch 17-year-old Red Gerard win Gold!!!

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 01:31 AM

28. Hot chocolate drinking by the fire. #GoldMedal

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 01:48 AM

29. Apres ski

I've been in training all my life

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 05:21 AM

35. Ski jumping

what thrill!

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:04 AM

36. Snowball fighting

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:18 AM

37. ski jumping

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