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Peter Atkinson
(sewing_machine) - MLife

Locale: Yorkshire, England
Roger Caffin on 03/28/2012 16:17:58 MDT Print View

Roger, so good to have the semi naked skier profile pic back; seriously, pathetic as it is, this has made my day! A bit of rebellion is a good thing in my book.

Pete

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Roger Caffin on 03/28/2012 16:41:41 MDT Print View

well , that was a long time ago.
This is a more recent shot of Roger training for the next winter Olympics :
Roger in training

Franco
Please don't share this shot, Roger will be the Aussie team large hill jump secret weapon

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Roger Caffin on 03/28/2012 18:11:03 MDT Print View

"This is a more recent shot of Roger training for the next winter Olympics :"

He looks soooo much better without those awful green tights.

John Nausieda
(Meander) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: Roger Caffin on 03/28/2012 18:21:50 MDT Print View

Definitely a new Tunnel body.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Re: Re: Roger Caffin on 03/28/2012 19:09:19 MDT Print View

I think that's the first time I have ever seen him so relaxed. I wonder what the R-value of the thong is?

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Re: Re: Re: Roger Caffin on 03/28/2012 20:13:52 MDT Print View

"I wonder what the R-value of the thong is?"

And I wonder what the R value of his natural insulation is.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Roger Caffin on 03/28/2012 22:18:19 MDT Print View

I fully realise that most of you guys know diddly squat about ski jumps so just to fill you in , distance is the major factor but you get points for style (that has been taken care by ..to be revealed in a couple of days...) but you also get penalised if you are underweight. Roger worked very hard at overcoming the underweight problem.
Yes ,us Aussies like to win so we pull no punches when it comes to sport...
Franco

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Roger Caffin on 03/29/2012 03:06:47 MDT Print View

Thank you Franco

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Roger Caffin on 03/29/2012 16:00:44 MDT Print View

Roger
it bothers me a bit how you go on and on about tunnel tents and then clearly use the Flying Diamond in that very aerodynamic ski jump pose.
Franco

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Roger Caffin on 03/29/2012 17:44:42 MDT Print View

>And I wonder what the R value of his natural insulation is.

I believe the "natural insulation" is Roger's secret to going long stretches without resupply. Word on the street is that after this picture was taken, he was able to go 3 months out in the bush, hibernate for 4 more months, and hike another 2 months out. It's how he gets his svelte figure back. Or so I'm told...

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: Roger Caffin on 03/29/2012 18:02:53 MDT Print View

I would tickle me no end to see this thread surpass the Carbon Flame War thread in length! (*J*)/" I'm sure Roger would be thrilled, too! =^)

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Roger Caffin on 03/29/2012 18:04:55 MDT Print View

You guys probably can't tell, but Roger is housing 14 stoves on his body in that picture testing them for performance in the wind.

Richard Lyon
(richardglyon) - MLife

Locale: Bridger Mountains
Roger on 03/29/2012 21:07:02 MDT Print View

Franco: OUTSTANDING!!

Roger: Kind regards

Richard

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Roger Caffin on 03/29/2012 22:21:15 MDT Print View

We have to import snow from New Zealand, so it is a rather expensive exercise.
Of course we own plenty of snow ourselves (95% of Antarctica is ours...) but that is even more remote than NZ (hard to believe ,isn't it ?)
Anyway, Inspired by this most unusual victory :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mmrmHiFVAw
the Australian Institute Of Sport contacted Roger (he already worked for some other shady Gov organization) and lo and behold Roger decided to be a consultant as well as the lead athlete.
I have high hopes for this and at this point, I think that neither the Norwegians nor them Finns will be able to catch up .
Fingers crossed
Franco

Edited by Franco on 03/29/2012 22:22:14 MDT.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Re: Roger Caffin on 03/29/2012 22:25:36 MDT Print View

> Roger is housing 14 stoves on his body in that picture testing them for performance
> in the wind.
They all failed. Sad.

Cheers

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Roger Caffin on 03/29/2012 22:27:23 MDT Print View

> Australian Institute Of Sport contacted Roger (he already worked for some other
> shady Gov organization)
And I have contacted that un-named Government body to investigate a few Victorians...

Cheers

Hikin' Jim
(hikin_jim) - MLife

Locale: Orange County, CA, USA
Re: Roger Caffin on 03/29/2012 22:40:08 MDT Print View

Please don't share this shot, Roger will be the Aussie team large hill jump secret weapon
Emphasis on "large" no doubt.

HJ
Adventures In Stoving

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Roger Caffin on 03/29/2012 22:41:48 MDT Print View

If that attire rides up a bit, there won't be any secrets left.

--B.G.--

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Roger Caffin on 03/30/2012 00:12:38 MDT Print View

Bob
Don't worry about the attire, that particular shot was just the "undressed rehearsal" to use to finalise the suit.
The tricky part here is that the suit has to be made of one fabric only (all of it) but here is the best part, it will be a new material that will completely turn the sport on its head.
I cannot show a picture of the fully clothed Roger in flight but I will soon drop a strong hint about the material used.
Franco

Jim
Oddly there was a bit of confusion about that "large hill jump" due to an error on the emphasis in that sentence, however that worked out in our favour in the end.
( no Australian till recently had ever watched that sport, looks kind of pointless, but a Gold medal is a Gold medal...)