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Old 03-26-2009, 05:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just heard that Shane McConkey died today. Whether you slide on one plank or two, this is a huge loss.

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Old 03-26-2009, 05:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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sad to hear , rip shane
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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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"
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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RIP
we're all in this sport for the same reason(s)
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
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From Wikipedia:

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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.
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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.
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
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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.
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Wow, thats one hell of a way to die.
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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.
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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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