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Ever had one of these?

Postby mvs » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:09 pm

From Will Gadd's excellent blog:

A friend of mine calls any situation where the space between your ears stops working a "helmet fire." I love that expression; it's so descriptive of the times when we just stop thinking about the exterior world or "reality" and burn up in a mental paroxysm of self-fueled mental combustion. Every sport has it's "helmet fire" situations; pro athletes choke, skiers crash getting off the chairlift, novice climbers turn into jello and cling to the rock like terrified children, good leaders suddenly can't do a 5.8 move on a jug. Helmet fires, each and every one.


I've had my share (shudder) :shock:
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Re: Ever had one of these?

Postby DukeJH » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:15 pm

Last weekend on a 55 degree snow slope that was wind blasted to hell. Trust those front points...
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Re: Ever had one of these?

Postby WouterB » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:14 am

mvs wrote:From Will Gadd's excellent blog:

A friend of mine calls any situation where the space between your ears stops working a "helmet fire." I love that expression; it's so descriptive of the times when we just stop thinking about the exterior world or "reality" and burn up in a mental paroxysm of self-fueled mental combustion. Every sport has it's "helmet fire" situations; pro athletes choke, skiers crash getting off the chairlift, novice climbers turn into jello and cling to the rock like terrified children, good leaders suddenly can't do a 5.8 move on a jug. Helmet fires, each and every one.


I've had my share (shudder) :shock:


I don't seem to freeze that easily - this far.
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