I thought I had some good speed going in the top section and then I shut it down pretty hard and put myself out of the top 30. But at least I'll know what I finished right away. I'll either be happy or sad when I come across the finish line tomorrow because all the top guys are (starting) in front of me.
"Daron Louis Rahlves" is a former American FIS Alpine Ski World Cup/World Cup Alpine skiing/alpine ski racer and freestyle skiing/freestyle skier.
Born in Walnut Creek, California/Walnut Creek, California, and raised in northern California, Rahlves attended the Green Mountain Valley School in Vermont and currently resides in Truckee, California/Truckee, California. He retired from Alpine skiing World Cup/World Cup racing at the end of the 2006 Alpine Skiing World Cup/2006 season with 12 World Cup victories and a world championship.
Rahlves earned three FIS Alpine World Ski Championships/World Championships medals, a gold in FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2001/2001 in the Super Giant Slalom skiing/Super G and a silver and bronze (downhill and giant slalom) in FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2005/2005. His best year in the overall World Cup standings was 2006 Alpine Skiing World Cup/2006, when he finished fourth. Rahlves' best years in the downhill standings were 2003 Alpine Skiing World Cup/2003 and 2004 Alpine Skiing World Cup/2004, when he placed second. He was also the runner-up in the Super G standings in 2004.More Daron Rahlves on Wikipedia.
I like to stand in the back. I really don't pay attention to it too much. There's a lot said. I just try to stay out of it. I'm a skier, not a talker.
Sometimes you try to talk to him, and he's looking down and fiddling with his phone and stuff. I would have to go out of my way to talk to him. It would be me going out of my way to do that, and that's not for me. But we support each other on the hill.
It's always been like that. That's how it is. It's part of the sport. Why downplay it?
It's impressive, and that's got to be the longest streak ever. He had to be injury free. It's hard to race all these events and stay healthy, not bang yourself up one way or another.
I'm a little bummed out that they are keeping people off the hill.
I hit this one bump and got high-sided and I kind of went in there with way too much aggression today. Everything was pretty good in the top part, but as soon as I hit this one bump, it knocked me way down low and I just made it into the gate and after that all my speed was gone.
As far as the media stuff is concerned, he's gotten a lot of play, a lot of (magazine) covers. That's good for our sport. To me, it's not really a big issue of me getting all the press. It's more like trying to get our sport some press, to get people to know what's coming up. ... What it comes down to, ultimately, is who's going to be skiing faster.
The Austrians are so by-the-book. They're almost like robots.