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The Next Andy Mapple?

jipster43jipster43 Posts: 1,433 Crazy Baller
edited July 2012 in Technique & Theory
Has anyone heard of a quicker progression? Kevin Spicer is a 15-year-old kid out of Calgary, Alberta who up until two years ago had never skied. This weekend I watched him get 3 ball at 35 off/36 mph. Pretty crazy.


  • skirayskiray Posts: 173 Baller
    I don't doubt that he is great, but there will never be another AM.
    Ron Ray
  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,094 Mega Baller
    Nate at the moment is the closest thing we will have to the Next AM we will see.
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,327 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Sounds like good up and coming skiier with lots of potential. The next Andy is terribly 30 years.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • jipster43jipster43 Posts: 1,433 Crazy Baller
    The main comparison I'm drawing is the relatively late start and very similar learning curve. I have never heard of anything like it - except in Andy's case. Whether or not he remains on the same trajectory is simply fun speculation, but c'mon! Three at 35 off/36 mph after only two years?! That is phenomenal. Literally!
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,901 Mega Baller
    I met and pulled a young man about 3 years ago who learned how to ski at age 14 or 15 though at the time I pulled him he was 19, he spent a little time learning the slalom course but only skis about a handfull of times each summer if that. when I pulled him he would not ski at 36 yet at 34 mph he took a number of stabs at 38 off after running down the line from 15 off. I asked the kid why he did not ski tournaments and he just shrugged and said he was not interested in doing so. also he was skiing on an old beat ski with a floppy high wrap and a rear kicker!!!
    I am sure their are hundreds of young kids out their that have the ability and athleticism to be the next sports super stars their are just to many reasons why not to train or become active in competition.
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.

  • eyepeelereyepeeler Posts: 177 Baller
    Andy won the '81 Worlds at age 18. If this kid wins the Worlds three years from now we will all agree that he is a phenom.

    Jeff Rodgers ran 28/36 his first day in the course. He then won the Worlds and set a world record. Another phenom.
    Matt Dillon
    randy meny
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