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    Default McConkey dies in Italy

    http://sports.yahoo.com/ski/news?slu...v=ap&type=lgns

    Shane McConkey died in a film stunt gone awry today. I know it's not Alaska stuff but I've been watching his base jumps for several years and it was very impressive.
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    Sad news. The only people that can be held in the same regard as McConkey for revolutionizing big mountain skiing would be Coombs, Plake, and Morrison. He was a giant.

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    Default Thats too bad...

    I loved watching his video footage.

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    what's really sad is the 3 year old daughter that gets to grow up without a dad....sorry, but it is selfish to be doing such extreme stuff like that (where is death is a very possible event) when you have kids.

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    "Tis better to have lived and died than never to have lived at all".
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