What the fuck is going on this year? First they cancel girls qualifiers, then boys under 13, now they relaize at the last second that they had absolutley no insurance for the event, so it is now sanctioned under FIS (BC freestyle) which means everyone is now going to have to buy the FIS insurance, and the event will run under FIS protocol.
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WTF are you talking about almost all insurance companies are broke and going bankrupt... do some research before running ur mouth.
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Whistler has nothing to do with it (nor Intrawest for that matter), W1 is the outside body and event organizer, and they are a whole different company putting the event on, and its their insurance that is meaningful. WB's does not cover outside events.
Confusing - a bit. Rocket Science - no.
And insurance companies are making money hand over fist.
BTW - I wouldnt be surprised if the BC Freestyle insurance, which is a part of a national organizing body, limits inverted aireals.
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didnt ICBC (insurance corp of BC) have millions in profits this year. i want to say $300 mil, but maybe it was $3
re's business Schmuck
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First of all, it's not "FIS" that is sanctioning the event. It's the CFSA, which stands for the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association. This isn't the first time that they've sanctioned the WSI and other events that you probably weren't aware of (i.e., Snow Jam), and probably won't be the last time.
Instead of complaining, you guys should be ecstatic that they are taking a risk, stepping up offering to provide insurance since it may otherwise have been cancelled. Or, almost as bad, been subject to monster entry fees for all of the athletes in order to afford to buy insurance from some other company who knows nothing about freestyle skiing.
As for the mismanagement of the event, if that's occurring, then that's the fault of the event organizers, not FIS or the CFSA or the CIA or the NSA or whoever else is part of the big conspiracy.
The whole "FIS sucks" mentality is sooooo old, please get over it!
go fucking crawl in a hole and die. my parents own an isurance angancy and post 9/11 insurance companies have had a super hard time turning a profit and this trickles down to agencys too. and I have watched all of this first had i have watch multi million dollar companies go down the drain expecially post 9/11 and high risk insurance markets (i.e. ski resorts, rafting compaies, most recreational activies) are getting DROPED compleatly by companies. fewer and fewer companies offer insurance to places like whistler (surprised that INTERWEST doesn have its OWN insurance that it backs and has to go through FIS to get insurance for the comp i smell a favor going on here ) also rates have sky rocketed for them too i won't go into the exact amounts that rates have gone up for these people but lets just say i know rafters that pay twice as much as then did 2 year ago for insurance.
Why then would insurance shares of most companies gone way up 1 example only
Industrial Alliance Canada worth 35.00 about
2 years ago now worth almost 60.00 oer share
Has nothing to do with 9/11. Thats another lame excuse to jack rates up. Blame it all on 9/11 Insurance company's like to charge rates but really fear having to pay out a friggen penny, Your all like a bunch of egotistical Laywers who like to play golf and reap rewards But God forbid if you must pay out, That hurts the bottom line for rich families like you!
Now back to the real topic Canadian freestyle isn't as bad as FIS (However they follow the exact same protocol) International standards So be it! Its all the same crap I know what I'm
talking about buddy,
All I meant to say in the begining was It's a Black day for what used to be the WS1,
A free fest of insane partying & skiin' & boarding
Most good freeskiers quit moguls cause of stupid rules. Whats next " Drug Tests"
Sanchez- whats the difference in policies between the CFSA and the FIS? are they more lenient towards, say, inverted aerials? and is the judging any different, are they looking for technique or style? just curious is all..
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Thats a good question cause the airials do triple flips with 3 4 & even 5 spins (full/full/full)
shit like that & the moguls comps (Jenifer Heil)
do flips in the bumps & d spins so why would they not be allowed in slopestyle.
It's too confusing
in the bumps, a dspin is considered off axis. if you tilt your head to the side while doing a backflip, it is considered off axis. it isnt, but that is how they classify it. a good deal of insurance companies are just out to scam people. insurance is a business that makes its money on not paying out. if they paid every claim, they wouldnt make any money. i personally believe it was ridiculous for 1080 to blame bin laden for all the car accidents, deaths, and fires that make up a good deal of the pay outs in insurance. he had absolutley nothing to do with a good deal of them.
If a tree falls in the forest and then springs back up as a joke, do the squirrels freak out?
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that the first couple of years that the WSI was around the CFSA sanctioned it. Nothing's changing, you're just hearing about it now.
As for the difference between FIS and the CFSA, there are BIG differences if you know the organizations. For example, when it comes to judging, the CFSA is actually taking proactive steps on a year-to-year basis for improving pipe and big air judging, while the FIS guys are a lot slower because of the international bureaucracy.
As for the stock price, that's in and of itself is not necessarily an indicator of a company's profits.
you amuse me..... canadian based comapny of course they won't be effected insurance companys make their money in the stock markets investing and more then likly they invest heavly in the canadian market over the US. i guess it comes down to if its an american traded company that insures FIS or canadian or french or whatever. but i can tell you from first had experance that 9/11 caused a big upheavle in the recreational insurance industy due to its high liablity.
Golf? pfff fly fishing my lad. And its rich families like 'yours' not rich families like you. NICE ASSUMPTIONS ASS.
Actually, I might point out that your America-centric way of looking at this is making you look like the ass, here. We're talking about an event in Canada and a Canadian insurance company, and you immediately assume that if it's wrong when applied to the USA, it's wrong overall? Pay attention to context, please.
Sanchez seems to have shown up for no better reason than to post about all of this, so I'm going to leap to the conclusion that he's in some way associated with CFSA or something relevant to the situation and hopefully has some inside info. What means this for the way the comp will be run? I remember the FIS running a pipe comp a few months back at which everyone was surprisingly happy with the judging, so let's not strike up the torches and storm the castle in a peasant revolt just yet...
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