Right On The Edge of Crazy: On Tour with the U.S. Downhill Ski Team
Right On The Edge of Crazy On Tour with the US Downhill Ski Team Author:Mike Wilson Imagine shooting down a 40-degree slope at 80 miles an hour. Imagine leaping hundreds of feet into thin air, making hairpin turns on solid ice, and courting injuries that require being evacuated by helicopter. This is just the norm for members of the United States downhill ski team, those top guns of winter sports who are the heroes of Right on ... more »the Edge of Crazy.
As it follows these underfunded athletes (among them AJ Kitt, winner of the 1992 Alpine World Championships) through one World Cup season, this breaktaking book captures all the adrenaline, glamour, and high anxiety of a sport in which even the safety nets are dangerous. Schussing from Kitzbujel to Lake Louise to the Winter Olympics in Val d'Isere, and juxtaposing scenes of raw courage and gonzo excess, natural beauty and commercial hype, the result is authentic enough to leave any reader windburned.« less