Thank You, FIS!
Thank you, thank you, thank you! You guys are the
greatest! At least I’m assuming that you’re all guys,
given the amazing brush-off that you gave the women athletes. But that’s for another discussion.
This letter is to thank you for saving me a bundle on
ski equipment in the coming years. I’ve been watching the GS ski radius and length “debate.” Well, I
guess that it can’t really be called a debate, given its
one-sided nature. Anyway, I think that you guys are
going to save me a bundle!
Thank goodness I held onto my skis from the ‘80s.
Based on the new regulations, I’m thinking that they’ll
get me through the next few years as you continue
your relentless pursuit to not only improve our sport,
but also to make it safer for our athletes. And then I
can hand my equipment down to my kids as they get
older and start to fall under the FIS regulations.
Just think of it: my 10-year-old son, Kyle, can start using my 1986, 204-centimer PREs when he becomes
a first year J2 at the ripe old age of 15. Makes a lot
And while I think about it, as the FIS conducts more
“scientific” safety studies, I might be able to go further
back into my ski collection. Take a look at these skis
from the 1960s; they just scream safety (and fun).
My ultimate hope, though, is that in the infinite wis-
dom of the FIS, with science behind you and our
sport’s future squarely hanging in the balance, that
we make it back to our equipment roots.
Imagine the challenge, fun and safety of running the
Alta Badia GS on these babies!
It’ll be great to watch that on TV! There will be coverage, right?
Can’t wait to see what you come up with for boots!
Thanks & best regards,
Protestors around the world are campaigning against
the 1 percent ignoring the interests and needs of the
other 99 percent. Apparently ski racing is no differ-
ent. It’s time for the 99 percent of ski racers to stand
up to the 1 percent who are ruling FIS with complete
disregard to the desires of the majority. Or maybe it
would just be better to start up a competing organiza-
tion that is based on a more democratic structure. A
little competition always creates superior outcomes.
FIS needs to either wake up and listen to their con-
stituents, or get out of the way.
Incline Village, NV