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Re: Great article on one of SUPs most amazing athletes
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2018, 02:49:20 PM »
"she’d had 11 surgeries by the time she was 24"...  I don't think I stubbed my toe that many times by 24.  She's got guts.  She may be a little young to go off quietly.


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Re: Great article on one of SUPs most amazing athletes
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2018, 02:53:00 PM »
Very impressive !
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Re: Great article on one of SUPs most amazing athletes
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2018, 04:22:42 PM »
Great article. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Great article on one of SUPs most amazing athletes
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2018, 04:23:09 PM »
Annabelle won't go anywhere. she's a very determined, very gifted athlete. It took a while for me to really admire her--she has a harshness that can be tough to take. But I've come to see it's part of the drive, and there's a very interesting mind under all that steel.
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Re: Great article on one of SUPs most amazing athletes
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2018, 04:39:54 AM »
I don't think we saw the last of her. She was really gunning to conquer downwinding before she went on this forced hiatus.
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Re: Great article on one of SUPs most amazing athletes
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2018, 09:59:34 AM »
In July of 1980, while travelling and skiing throughout New Zealand, I stopped in Wanaka and skied Treble Cone for several days.  Two things stuck out from those few days.  The first being that the road to the ski area was crazy scary.  It was basically a switchback goat trail, one way in the morning and then one way down in the afternoon.  Back then, they would close it for an hour at lunch to clear off any cars that could not make it up.
The second thing, and important to this story, was that there were no cliff or danger markers anywhere on that mountain.  Some of the best back country skiing in the world, served by lifts and T Bars.  I skied off a few cliffs unknowingly.  On the last day, I skied off of one and landed on top of a river that was completely covered in snow.  I broke through and fell into the river, which was not raging.  Soaking wet, I yelled for about 15 minutes.  It took awhile for my buddy to find me.  He thought I skied down the mountain, but then saw the large hole in the snow.  I heard him yelling back and told him to be careful not to break through.  He used his ski tail to figure out where the solid snow was.  I was about 15' down and was able to throw my skis up to him.  He used the straps to tie together two ski poles and I was able to reach the basket of the ski pole and climb out.  It was a long and cold ski down the hill, further exacerbated by the fact that in the fall I pulled the front binding off one ski.  It was down in the river and forever will stay there.  Not the worst fall I have ever taken, but definitely the scariest one, at least until my buddy showed up.
We have a surf trip planned for Australia in February of 2020 and part of that will be taking my wife to New Zealand.  Wanaka will definitely be a stop on the way to Queenstown.
With everything that area has to offer, it is no surprise that Annabelle is that good at multiple sports.  It is really a beautiful place.
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Re: Great article on one of SUPs most amazing athletes
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2018, 11:41:15 AM »
nice story disco--terrain outta the us is not marked remotely as carefully as in US ski areas--blame tort law--and blame tort law for the fact that US lift tickets cost 2 or 3 time those in europe

one of my worst falls ever was at val thorens, skiing lovely waist deep powder in snowy conditions--went to ski over a roll and it dropped, like, 10+ feet onto a flat--got the wind knocked clear outta me and wouldve been far worse had there not been heavy snow. my daughters saw this happen and skiied up to me in fear of what they'd find. they found me ready to keep skiing, thk goodness.

alta years prior to this i was skiing alone, pushing 4pm, just off a nice line and came upon my daughter's ski school class. they were charging some little roller coaster trail through the woods, so i followed. saw a little drop with some nice turns, so i peeled off. before i had a chance to notice i found my self standing in a stream with steep snow walls on both sides. didn't think much at first, but after failing to climb out several times as the snow wall collapsed under me, dumping me back in the creek, i realized i could be in trouble. it was getting dark by now, i was standing knee deep in rushing freezing water, and was too deep in the woods to be found by ski patrol when they did the pm clear. it was get the eff outta that stream or die. well i used both skis to create platforms from which to mantle (ala rock climbing) several times--failed at this repeatedly, was getting tired and frightened. third or fourth try i made it, but definitely a bad brush with the reaper!  skied back to miller time at the russ, very much alive. lucky.

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Re: Great article on one of SUPs most amazing athletes
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2018, 12:16:19 PM »
good read, thanks creek
but my 1st meeting with her wasn't that good, maybe then she had one of those days.

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Re: Great article on one of SUPs most amazing athletes
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2018, 08:12:00 AM »
good read, thanks creek
but my 1st meeting with her wasn't that good, maybe then she had one of those days.

Yeah, she jumped in my shit a little on the Viento shuttle for a post I did here on the Zone talking about how her stroke had changed. I didn't really mind much, but it was kind of surprising. She jumped on me again a little on the next shuttle, saying she had changed her stroke but it was nobody's business why. I laughed at her for that, since she was hell-bent to make everything she did everybody's business. She's prickly and quirky and interesting and driven. Tougher than a fried parrot. Not nice. I like all that.
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Re: Great article on one of SUPs most amazing athletes
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2018, 07:32:22 PM »
Yeah, gentle and fluffy she is not. But then that’s true of many people in all walks of life who achieve remarkable things. Maybe she’s also just a bit more “authentic” than some. It’s always pissed me off the way that racers, when on the water, can act like totally aggressive selfish bastards, and then once off it, act like butter wouldn’t melt. Who are you kidding? If you are a top competitor usually you’d put a plastic bag over your own grandmother’s head if you thought it would earn you a place on the podium. And you’d happily cheat too, if that’s what it takes to win.

So, as I say, maybe Annabel is just a little more authentic than most (and doesn’t need to cheat!) And maybe she just won’t take any crap from ageing male know-it-all’s if she meets them ;)