Probably the best Service Man in the game!!
That’s right, me. Without anywhere near full power in my left leg, I had to make someone’s skis fast. The last couple days, I have been prepping and preparing Ian Lochhead’s GS skis for probably the biggest event ever held in Vail, Colorado: the first Town Series Race of the 2012 season. It’s huge! There were at least 52 competitors and as many as 12 non-racer spectators! Even Fuxi was at the venue!! This is, believe it or not, the 44th year of Town Series in Vail and my athlete/housemate needed a victory to start the season off right!
I prepped his skis with care putting on a couple different layers of Swix and Podium wax and then put on some epic Podium additive (super fast wax that is pretty much gone after a few gates). It was game time for the J4 Head Coach at Ski Club Vail. Unfortunately, he took out his rockets for two free runs and the additive was gone. Next time I’ll be sure to bring my goodie bag to the start!! But he murdered Bruce (a J3 Men’s coach from Ski Club, Holderness and the greatest state in the Union, New Hampshire) and me on the top flat when we did a glide test.
I made sure to do the classic – college style – slip just before he went both runs. There were only three of us that actually slipped the course during the race so it was worth a couple hundies! But it didn’t matter because Ian’s skis were rockets. I’ll let the results sheet speak for themselves!! Yeah and he skied ok. haha
Ian walked away with two bottles of Korbel champagne – probably the best champagne on the market… other than all the ones better. Awesome!!
As Ian put it on his facebook page, “Big thanks to the best service man in the game Warner Nickerson” You can check out the full results here in the Vail Daily!! Great job to everyone that competed; better luck next week.