Blind Corners, Brass Balls

Deadspin has a nice piece today about Hahnenkamm, which is apparently the most treacherous downhill ski course in the world. Even more awesome is their link to this interactive piece from the NYT, which charts the course in detail and made my palms sweat, despite its largely static presentation.

Above, I’ve included a POV video from crazy man Hans Knauss, who simultaneously races and narrates the course.

Thanks Abe Froman

Just another unseasonably warm and rainy day here in New York. Man, I can’t wait to get out there and cram into a subway car with other soggy commuters in their poorly thought out overly warm wardrobe choices and their stinky sadwiches to start my weekend. Middle-aged Ferris, as always you capture the excitement I’m feeling and for that I am grateful. What happens on February 5th? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see…