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02-13-2014, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
Take it you haven't watched short track before. Its not the ice. Its the speed and G force going around a tight track like that. To that degree its kind of an odd sport. The Achilles heel is losing an edge which is fatal to your chances. One misstep and you're flying off into the corner sometimes taking other skaters with you. Nothing too irregular going on and at times half the field wipes out.

While I respect those that do this for their passion I find short track is so unforgivable as a discipline that it must be chock full of heartbreak.
Haha - bad conclusion to jump to.

Besides the obvious, it being short track and lots of people are bound to fall, the ice conditions aren't great. It's +16/+18 degrees in Sochi - the halfpipe falls weren't all due to the slippery slope.

Just sayin'.

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