February 9, 2009

Winter break: Let's go down the Hahnenkamm

Indulge me, I like to post at least one great skiing video a year. After all, downhill and car racing are very much related in many ways, ask Luc Alphand for one.

Racing the Hahnenkamm in Kitzb├╝hel, Austria is like racing at Indianapolis, Le Mans, Spa... It's just an amazing run: 2 miles with a maximum angle of 40.4 degrees! This year the race was won by Swiss Didier Defago. He hit 142km/h (88.5mph) on the "Zielshuss"!

This clip is from an inrepid reporter for Austria's ORF and V.I.O. makers of the POV1 camera. He's going very slow....


And here is the rest of it.

1 comment:

  1. I don't care how slow he's going-going down a run like that while holding a camera and giving commentary takes some balls.


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