Sunday, November 30, 2014

Elegance is an Attitude

Luxury watches -- they signify taste, power, grace.

Remember, elegance is an attitude.  That's what Longines is all about.  Nick Mitchell forerunning at Aspen.  Thanks to Madi for the photo!  Crashes to  Slalom Ace out.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Return of the Snow Snake

From David Grape Larsson, Isak Klein on course.  David tells me that this video is Isak Klein striking again.  Wrong.  So wrong.  This is Isak Klein being STRUCK!  Snakes are gonna snake snake snake snake.

Let's get into Isak's mind right now.

Woo!  Yeah baby!  Arc city mayor!  Ted's gonna watch this video for tips!
Speaking of tips... maybe I shouldn't have put mine on the ground this early.
Right about now is where time starts moving a little slower for you... he's thinking about his future wife that he's not going to have anymore.
Corpses don't have thoughts.
Crashes to  Please stop sending me videos of videos.  Just download the video, email it to me, boom.  Why do so many of you video the your laptop with your phone and send me the result?  I just don't get it.  Slalom Ace out.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Band Of Brothers

I thought that 10 hours of HBO premium quality war-porn had a lot of carnage in the trenches, but I've never seen anything quite like this:

What a MVP this guy is for fighting through that first crash and letting it ride out.  But ultimately 'twas all for naught, as he went down like that one guy in Band of Brothers that got shot.  You know that guy?  The one that got shot?  Thanks to Steven Nyman for the crash.  Vids to  Slalom Ace out.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Brought to you by Steve Nyman himself!

This Thanksgiving I'm grateful for Marker Bindings, the new FIS GS ski regulations, Anna Kendrick, Sam, Griffin, Charlie, loose course sets and tight GS suits, and of course snowmaking.  Crashes to  Slalom Ace out.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Wicked Lucky Wednesday

Whoops!  Check out ya boi Isak Klein showing off those fancy skills!  With the big, but humble celebration after the fact.


What do we say when death looks us in the face?  "Not today."  Let's take it to the frame by frame.

Ah, the old tip cross at the top of the turn.  Invented by Jean Claude Killy, some say.  Let's see how that works out!
All signs point to, "Not well" 
Usually not a concern in ski racing, but this guy is doing the best job I've ever seen of trying to hit his nuts on the snow.
Big time snow fart.  Snow diarrhea.  Eat some fiber for me Isak.
But... He's got it! 
Take a look back once...
A look back twice... and think to yourself...

Thanks to Erik and Isak for the near-crash.  Videos to  Slalom Ace out.

Ludacris Said It Best

Get out the way!

Bring it back for me one time:

That's from Nuunu.  No word on whether the total number of shredded ligaments sustained during that crash.  I like how she pushes up on her poles really fast like she's trying to get out of there in a hurry.  Also for you today:

Which reminds me of a a slower, sadder song...

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Crashes to  Slalom Ace out.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Mowinckel Monday

This is a phenomenal crash from a few years ago.  Ragnhild Mowinckel (this took me a lot of effort to spell right) doing her best job to show why we don't make those gates out of bamboo anymore.  I mean JESUS.  At least her bindings work like they're supposed to.

BOOYAH BAYBEE!  Crashes to  Slalom Ace out.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Close Call in Copper

Ingrid Donnan with a very close call at Copper.  I have a few questions here.  One, why is this video seemingly mounted?  Is that really what we're going with here?  Quality footage of three gates?  I don't think I like that.  But then again, when the only gate you're really focused on is the money gate, I guess I'm not one to argue.


Also, just let it be known that a snow snake had nothing to do with this.  Ingrid did not slide her turn or get late or anything.  I checked the slo-mo.  This is just an insanely poorly positioned turn.  Nothing more, nothing less.  No that there's anything wrong with this, but I know snow snakes get a lot of grief on this site and I don't want to give them any more.  Thanks to Gibson for the footage.  Crashes to  Slalom Ace out.

Friday, November 21, 2014


Here are some crashes.  Feast your eyes.  From Andrew Kircher, a few classics for the day.

AJ Barry sent in this nice little #twopaneltuesday crash of Spencer Kofoed doing the damn thing at Copper during the early season:

And finally, for all you Dartmouth and Middlebury skiers out there, here's some good old UVM carnage brought to you by Bobby Paulus.

Thanks so much to everyone for the videos!  After quite a few years doing this, Slalom Tokyo Drift is really starting to pick up some steam.  It's awesome to see 5+ videos in the inbox on a daily basis when it isn't even December yet.  Keep em coming to  Slalom Ace out.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Olivia Bradley -- Whammy Wednesday

Unfortunately, there isn't a day of the week that starts with C.  So this can't be #combinationcuesday or anything like that.  So we'll just go ahead and call it #whammywednesday and move on.  Olivia Bradley going from 100 to 0 real quick, real fucking quick.  To be honest, I'm still not sure what happened.  The easy guess is snowsnake, but it could be more.  I don't like to just throw that phrase around, jah feel?

Let's break it down and see if we can solve the mystery:
Gates laying sideways and swinging around.  Olivia looks like a Spartan carving her way through a squad of Persian slaves.
When ALL OF A SUDDEN she put her right foot in and her left leg out...
She put both hands in and she shook em all about...
Her head had lots of whiplash and she killed a couple cells, that's what CTE's all about!
Get those Impact Tests done, ladies and gents.  That snow isn't getting any more forgiving, and you are feeeer suuuuure not straddling any less.  Crashes to  Slalom Ace out.

Club Going Up on a Toepiece Tuesday

Bunch of Toepiece Tuesday videos for you today.  Stay winning.  Brought to you by Marker Bindings and stivots everywhere.

Fredi Schneider getting a little too turnt:

Someone crashing somewhere:

I bet when you bought that GoPro 4 you thought your life would be sicker than this:

Club going UP!

Crashes to  Slalom Ace out.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Banana Splits

Katie Parker doing the damn thing riding that straight and late line.  Well, not really.  But either way, she gets eaten ALIVE by a snow snake.  You hate to see the good ones go out like that.  The winter is long, however.  The winter is long, and many more will go out.  Not with a bang, but with a whimper.

Thanks to Katie for the video.  Snow is falling everywhere!  Crashes to  Slalom Ace out.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Snow Snake Sunday

From my boy Joel Müller in Zermatt comes a little snow snake action.  If you wanna be the boss, you gotta pay the cost.

Haters gonna hate, slalom aces gonna ace.  Arc city mayor.  Crashes to  Slalom Ace out.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

FLOP! I see a FLOP!

My main homey Cantberra getting radical on the slopes.  Cantberra?  I cantberra watch this crash it's so painful.  Though I do think the portion at the end might have been a little embellished.  Why don't you decide:

I'm not denying it was a foul, I'm just saying -- this guy's taken acting classes.  I'd put money on it.  Crashes to  Slalom Ace out.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Close Call Saturday

Ya boi Laurie Taylor tempting the gods and snowsnakes alike, but making it out in one piece.  Coached by Borat, it appears.  I like it, I like it a lot.

Thanks to Angus for the vid.  Slalom Ace out.