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Can you say great opportunity?
Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Dear all,

So I received a phone call a couple weeks ago from Forest Carey, Team America’s Head Coach, and he asked me if I wanted to help him test skis in Europe. I jumped at the opportunity and nervous it would fall through I didn’t tell many people. Last night we caught a flight to Munich, picked up a car, drove to Patsch, picked up some of Bode’s ski attire (which Bode left in his RV for his childhood buddy and driver to neatly packed in different containers of Helmets, boots, jackets, suits, etc at the end of the season), and drove to Kauntertal (a glacier in Austria).

I settled in at the hotel and met a bunch of Head technicians and race bosses. It’s just after 10:30 PM here and I’m going down stairs to the hotel lobby to get a pair of Head boots fitted to my foot since my Atomics from last season are too small to fit into Bode’s skis (he has 313 mm boots while I used 294). Either way, tomorrow morning from 6-8 AM Rainer Schoenfelder, Bode, and I will start testing a couple hundred pairs of skis. There will be no shortage of bodies apparently there will be 12 people on the hill between coaches and technicians while we rip laps on a snowmobile.

We’re back on snow in a foreign ski set up, but ready to get after it.

Hope you all had a great month. w

posted by Warner at 5/06/2008 04:20:00 PM


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