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Zee 03-26-2009 05:19 PM

RIP Shane McConkey
 
I just heard that Shane McConkey died today. Whether you slide on one plank or two, this is a huge loss.

http://www.redbullusa.com/mime/11407...pped/Zooom.jpg

nzboardlife 03-26-2009 05:41 PM

sad to hear :(, rip shane

BurtonAvenger 03-27-2009 12:45 AM

What the hell is it with K2 skiers dying. Shane was one of the coolest people I ever partied with. Makes me think that the last words I ever said to him were, "What the fuck do you know"

greasem0nkey86 03-27-2009 12:53 AM

RIP
we're all in this sport for the same reason(s)

v-verb 03-27-2009 07:31 AM

From Wikipedia:

Death

On March 26, 2009, Shane was Ski-BASE jumping in Italy. He was working on a new line variation off the Val Scura couloir on Sassongher with JT Holmes and a film crew from Matchstick Productions. One of his skis failed to "quick release" after leaving the ground during his jump, sending him into an uncontrolled free-fall. The idea was to jump and continue with a squirrel-suit flight, but the single non-release sent him into a spin that didn't allow for parachute deployment.

killclimbz 03-27-2009 07:56 AM

I read that yesterday but was too stunned to post much. Shane was truly one of the good guys. He's a huge loss in the action sports world. We all watched his antics in awe.

RIP Shane.

bravo_castle 03-27-2009 08:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by killclimbz (Post 149279)
I read that yesterday but was too stunned to post much. Shane was truly one of the good guys. He's a huge loss in the action sports world. We all watched his antics in awe.

RIP Shane.

:(

I know many of us grew up watching his antics including me.
I read someone post on TGR "its like hearing superman died"... So true.

:(:(:(

RIP Shane.

Technine Icon 03-27-2009 10:40 AM

Wow, thats one hell of a way to die.

Flick Montana 03-27-2009 01:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Technine Icon (Post 149311)
Wow, thats one hell of a way to die.

I was just about to say that. I can't imagine something like that. It's always sad to lose someone like this.

jimster716 03-27-2009 02:05 PM

I'm kind of curious as to why his skis needed to detach to prevent an uncontrollable spin.

Shane McConkey dies in ski base jumping accident

Check the video...skis never detach.

Either way, RIP...leaves a wife and 3 1/2 yr old kid. :(


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