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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:35 am 
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http://youtu.be/LI4e7REs-5Y


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:46 am 
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I never realised shaun palmer is one and the same snowboarder too!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:07 am 
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yea i remember when he made the transition, he was a typical snowboarder 'dude' and had a go at downhilling lol he obliterated the field.
it must have really narked people off, he didn't train like the pro's he just had so much raw talent and a inhuman lack of fear for his own saftey. the guy used to pedal where others were braking!
not that i know him lol i just used to watch him a lot and read all the reports.
Oh no! i have just realised i even bought a palmer snowboard bitd, this is kind of creepy.
Im not gay or owt.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:49 pm 
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Always admired Palmer. Used to have one of his boards, too quick though so flogged it eventually.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:23 pm 
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I remember when he came on the scene .... used to biy the mtb mags back then. Checked wikipedia and he is still alive. A bit like Steve Peat who did not train much but has skill and nots of nerve.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:04 am 
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That's ace. Me and my riding mates loved that film when it first came out. We were forever watching that, Chainspotting and the first Sprung movie, all on good ol' VHS.

Palmer is a legend, he's done well in other stuff too. I really think he changed the face of DH.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:29 am 
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02gf74 wrote:
A bit like Steve Peat who did not train much but has skill and nots of nerve.


What??? I'm pretty sure you are mistaken, possibly for Rob Warner.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:32 am 
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Me too, he used to train pretty damn hard but managed to give off the image that he didnt do that much.

I know he's knocked training on the head now due to kids...and probably getting a bit older!


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