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  Downhill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Downhill skiing" is also commonly a term synonymous with "alpine skiing" to denote the sport and recreational activity of alpine skiing in general.
A typical downhill course begins at or near the top of the mountain on a piste that is closed off to the public and groomed specially for the race.
In all forms of downhill, both at a local youth-level as well as the higher FIS international level, racers are allowed extensive preparation for the race, which includes daily course inspection and discussion with their coaches and teammates as well as several practice runs before the actual race.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Downhill   (680 words)

 Downhill Battle - Music Activism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Downhill Battle is a non-profit organization working to break the major label monopoly of the record industry and put control back in the hands of musicians and fans.
Downhill Battle launched in August 2003 to create a public voice that could counter the distortions of the RIAA and the major record labels.
Downhill Battle is a collaborative project and we work with musicians, music fans, artists, and designers around the world.
downhillbattle.org   (5207 words)

 Downhill techniques -- cross country skiing -- Roberts
Find a wide-open, very gentle downhill slope with a long flat (or uphill) section at its bottom, and no obstacles in its midst or any place you might go into them if you fell or slid or turned in an unexpected direction.
A shortcoming with this approach nowadays is that the design of alpine downhill ski equipment has become so specialized for easy turning that it does not force you to learn some basic moves needed to get cross country skis to turn reliably.
And the "telemark" is the downhill move with the least relevance to effectively controlling your steering or speed on groomed cross country trails.
www.roberts-1.com /xcski/m/downhill   (2005 words)

 Training for Mountain Running
In downhill running, these contractions occur in the quadriceps muscles (upper front of the leg) when the forces through these muscles become very large, particularly as the foot lands on the ground, and can be as much as three times the body weight.
The best form of preparation is to actually practise downhill surges over the course to be used for the race, as this allows refinement of technique over different slopes and surfaces, testing of maximum speed at critical sections, and positive self-imagery to be built up.
Initial workouts should desirably be downhill bursts over short distances of the order of 50 to 80 metres and not at full speed in order to provide transitional adaptation to eccentric contractions over three or four workouts.
www.mountainrunning.coolrunning.com.au /misc/downhill.shtml   (1834 words)

 Downhill Domination Preview - PlayStation 2 News at GameSpot
Downhill Domination, in development for roughly 16 months so far, attempts to capture the key elements of the sport and distill them into an accessible experience.
The graphics in Downhill Domination are crisp and detailed, thanks to Incog's use of a tweaked version of War of the Monsters engine.
Still, Downhill Domination has shown a lot of promise so far, and Incog should be able to put all the finishing touches on the game in time for its release this summer on the PlayStation 2.
www.gamespot.com /ps2/driving/downhilldomination/preview_6026095.html   (821 words)

 Downhill Domination for PlayStation 2 Review - PlayStation 2 Downhill Domination Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Also like SSX, Downhill Domination lets you take a swing at your opponents in hopes of knocking them clean off their rides, and you can upgrade your attacks by successfully landing tricks, going from a basic punch all the way up to a ranged attack with a water bottle.
Downhill Domination lets you take a swing at your opponents in hopes of knocking them clean off their bikes.
The courses in Downhill Domination are as eclectic as the riders, covering an impressive variety of locales, from the misty mountains of Hawaii to the asphalt streets of urban America.
www.gamespot.com /ps2/driving/downhilldomination/review.html   (817 words)

 DailyGame Review: Downhill Domination [PS2]
For fans of career modes, Downhill Domination’s is surprisingly deep, offering you a selection of over a dozen riders (with five licensed real world riders), tons of bikes, entire bike shops full of parts and an incredible selection of race courses.
There are 27 courses, and all are richly detailed, with fun obstacles such as mountain wildlife (typcially Elk or Deer) running into your path at the worst possible moments.
One of Downhill Domination’s key strengths is the outrageous sense of speed the graphics engine conveys.
www.dailygame.net /Articles/Reviews/downhill_dom.html   (764 words)

 Inline Downhill
downhill event at last weekend's World Cup USA in Barrett Junction, Calif. Peer, 47, is the third ranked inline downhill racer in the world and an engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif....
downhill skaters in the world will be competing Saturday and Sunday in the International Gravity Sports Association's World Cup USA in Barrett Junction, Calif. The event will also feature downhill skateboarding, street luge and gravity bikes.
California Downhill Championships Continues April 23 in San Dimas - The fourth race of the 2005 California Championship Gravity Racing Series will be held April 23rd at Frank Bonelli Park in San Dimas, east of Los Angeles.
inlineplanet.com /Departments/downhill.html   (1145 words)

 Downhill Training
The trouble most runners at Western run into with the downhills is that they get lulled into hammering those gentle downgrades the first 45 miles or so, so that by the time they get to the river (78 mi.), their legs are mush.
I have always considered downhill running ability as the most important aspect of competitive running, but I cringe when I hear the suggestion to "trash the quads" as a means of downhill muscle conditioning.
I consider downhill running as a skill as opposed to conditioning, and the primary objective is to achieve maximum efficiency at the highest possible speed.
www.ultrunr.com /downtran.html   (9048 words)

 Uphill-Downhill Shooting
In this case, your horizontal arrow speed is 250 fps for a gain of almost 4 fps relative to a level shot.
For both the 10 degree uphill and 10 degree downhill shot, the arrow must travel the same distance to the target.
However, the horizontal arrow speed for downhill shots is always faster than for uphill shots.
www.archersadvantage.com /TipSheets/UpDownHill.htm   (1678 words)

 Turgeon Wins Women's Downhill
After the injuries, the doubts and the pressure, Melanie Turgeon finally got a chance to laugh at all those who said she was done as a skier.
St. Moritz, Switzerland (Feb. 9) AP --After the injuries, the doubts and the pressure, Melanie Turgeon finally got a chance to laugh at all those who said she was done as a skier.
She won the gold medal in the downhill at the World Championships on Sunday, the first time a Canadian has done that in 10 years.
www.skiingmag.com /skiing/feature/article/0,12910,421064,00.html   (638 words)

 Downhill Domination Review for PS2 on GamePro.com
It's neither inaccurate nor an insult to call Downhill Domination "SSX on dirt." Not only do players choose one of 14 characters and careen down 27 enormous international mountains while busting tricks, smacking opponents, and collecting power-ups, but the controls are nearly identical, too.
Downhill Domination features an incredible sensation of speed and a canted camera that will make you leave your stomach at the top of the mountain.
Downhill mountain biking is relentlessly fast, extremely dangerous, and not for the faint of heart.
www.gamepro.com /sony/ps2/games/reviews/30310.shtml   (567 words)

 Gamebiz PS2 - Downhill Domination Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
So, after such a long wait, all of you BMX fans might be excited about the recent release of Downhill Domination on the PlayStation 2, but if you’re looking for a realistic portrayal of the sport, you’d better turn back now.
Downhill Domination puts a wacky spin on BMX, just like the SSX series does to snowboarding; the characters are outgoing and carefree, you can pull off some of the most ridiculous trick combinations ever and the huge tracks are designed with enjoyment in mind rather than realism.
One second you’ll be streaming through a deadly thunderstorm, lightning igniting trees all around you, and the next, after travelling hundreds of metres further down the mountain, you’ll be splashing through a group of steaming pools filled with Japanese citizens.
www.gamebiz.com.au /reviews.php?action=display&id=397   (549 words)

 Downhill Adventures, Adventure Tour Packages, Cape Town, South Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Downhill Adventures was instrumental in the worldwide establishment, and almost instant popularity, of Sandboarding with the Director, Axel Zander, winning the Sandboarding World Champs in 1999.
Downhill Adventures runs the oldest surf school in Cape Town, using proven techniques to get absolute beginners standing on a wave by the end of a day.
Downhill Adventures also offer a vast range of combo, half day and full day adventure packages for people with a limited time in which to explore the adrenaline packed world of the Downhill Adventures action packed adventures.
www.downhilladventures.com   (568 words)

 IGN: Downhill Domination Review
The timing is strange, and the subject matter, a downhill mountain biking game, especially from a developer well known for its sense of depravity, destruction and, even violence, is well, a little off-putting.
Free Ride is an open course, free of competitors and time restraints; Technical Downhill presents various kinds of specialist challenges, narrow courses, multiple obstacles, etc.; and Mountain Cross, a motocross-style set of races, is designed with wide, short courses and more jumping possibilities.
From running water, be it a stream, waterfall or river, to the flurry of animated objects on screen -- from elk, polar bears, deer, vehicles and hikers, all of which you can hit or be hit by -- to lighting and other weather conditions, the game is wildly kinetic.
ps2.ign.com /articles/429/429927p1.html   (694 words)

 Michelle Dumaresq - Champion Downhill Mountain Bike Racer
Bike racing at the world cup level is a very expensive endevour, a typical downhill bike costs over $5000 dollars, athlete's require support of sponsors and I could never have made it without them.
I had received my new downhill bike only days before this event so I was happy to take the first win of the season.
One notable difference this year is the lack of attention of the media, not that I'm complaining, it's nice to come home after winning a race and not have to field calls from reporters asking me to justify myself again and again.
ai.eecs.umich.edu /people/conway/TSsuccesses/MichelleDumaresq.html   (2726 words)

 Creative News - Brand Republic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mother's first work for Miller Genuine Draft is the gloriously simple tale of a man who runs out of beer at a party, heads off to the nearest off licence on his bike and brings back a six pack for his friends.
Only there's a twist -- his journey to the shop and back to his house is downhill all the way and he passes the same people, cars and shops on both legs.
The 60-second spot is the first UK advertising for the beer brand since a campaign in March 2003.
www.brandrepublic.com /sectors/advertising/creative/advertisement/18939   (107 words)

 USATODAY.com - American Kildow wins downhill and leads standings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kildow won a downhill race for the second time this season, ending a nine-year medal drought for American women at Val d'Isere.
Lalive, who has been skiing for the American team since she was 17, recorded her first top-three finish since placing second in a downhill at Altenmarkt, Austria, in March 2002.
She is expected to be a leading downhill contender in Torino in February.
www.usatoday.com /sports/olympics/winter/2005-12-17-skiing-women-dh_x.htm   (762 words)

 Downhill Derelicts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Downhill Derelicts (D2) is an invitation only freeriding club dedicated to all things vertical, be it downhill skiing, mountain biking, skydiving, or passing out drunk.
The Downhill Derelicts were founded in 2002 by Jeremy Town and DJ Taylor.
Today, the trip to BC is the annual trip required of all freeriders wanting to be indoctrinated into the Downhill Derelicts.
www.downhillderelicts.com   (140 words)

 Downhill Domination Review - PlayStation 2
Downhill Domination is the name of the game, a PlayStation2 release from Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc., and Incog Inc. Entertainment, not only is it a very good-looking ride down well-detailed mountains, but the game features elements of combat and an adrenaline-pumping soundtrack.
This is a game that is based on downhill mountainbike action, not just racing down perilous paths, filled with wandering hikers and wildlife, but in performing tricks for points as you soar off improbable jumps into the treacherous landing zones somewhere below.
Downhill Domination is about speed, control verging on chaotic risks, and fun.
ps2.gamezone.com /gzreviews/r21697.htm   (917 words)

 Maui Bike Tours by Maui Downhill Guided Bicycle Safaris
As Founders and Inventors of this great Downhill sport on Maui, we are proud to have Hawaii certified guides, as well as the best safety record and equipment in the industry.
Maui Downhill Bicycle Safari Tours of Haleakala are guided by our professional staff of Cruise Leaders and Safari Drivers.
Maui Downhill bike tours were voted one of Maui Hawaii’s most popular land Tours and Activities.
www.mauidownhill.com   (496 words)

 Downhill Domination (Playstation 2) Review at RewiredMind.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
With this in mind, it was always going to be likely that we'd be looking at the new benchmark in extreme mountain biking, so we'll remember that should any other company decide to release a competitor this side of 2010.
These basically all equate to straight-up racing on differently modified courses, with advancement to the next track being earned by winning the current race by fair means or foul.
In fairness, the pure, unadulterated speed of Downhill Domination means that you won't really have time to pay attention to those voices, as obstacles pop up in front of you at such an alarming rate that we could trot out the old “twitch gaming” phrase that never makes much sense.
www.rewiredmind.com /review.php?r=253   (606 words)

 Downhill Skiing and Downhill Mountain Biking at West Mountain
Known for its 21 downhill skiing trails, great snowmaking and grooming, and excellent ski and snowboard instruction program, this year-round family destination near the Adirondack Mountains of New York, also offers downhill mountain biking and hiking in the summer, and a snow tubing park in the winter.
Special events are featured throughout the year and include challenging downhill mountain biking rallies in the summer, competitive downhill skiing races in the winter, and even a summer concert series!
Throughout the winter, this website is kept up-to-date with the latest snow conditions on each of our 21 downhill skiing trails.
www.skiwestmountain.com   (236 words)

 Amazon.com: Downhill: The Life Story of a Gravity Goddess: Books: Marla Streb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Downhill chronicles her life before racing-her training as a classical pianist, bicycling throughout Europe with her companion turned boyfriend Marc, crisscrossing the country in a battered polka-dotted VW bus, and, perhaps the defining moment of her life, the loss of her brother.
As she recounts her experiences with humor and grit, Marla Streb reinforces for all readers the need to abandon everything to pursue what you love and to live passionately.
So Marla Streb begins "The Life Story of a Downhill Gravity Goddess." Anybody, who's maybe lived a little bit, poked around in the dark for more years than necessary, doing what never felt right in the first place, will be able to cord right away with Marla's feeling lost, then feeling lost no more.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0452284589?v=glance   (1187 words)

 PBR Stars Rocked the Sugar Bowl Resort at the 1st Annual Cowboy Downhill
Some of the top 45 bull riders in the world swapped their cowboy boots for skis and snowboards to compete in the snowy festivities of the Downhill on Thursday, March 3.
JW Hart (Marietta, Okla.) cruised the slope at breakneck speed against his competitors to win the all-cowboy downhill competition.
Proceeds of the Downhill event benefited the PBR's Resistol Relief Fund (RRF), a non-profit fund that provides medical and financial aid to athletes who are injured in bull riding competitions.
www.pbrnow.com /media/press/release.cfm?ID=1186   (377 words)

 Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
downhill was not found in the Cambridge Dictionary of American English
downhill was found in the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary in the following entries:
downhill was found in the Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms in the following entries:
dictionary.cambridge.org /results.asp?dict=A&searchword=downhill   (94 words)

 IGN Boards - Downhill Tracks in Enthusia vs. GT4
Enthusia really has me interested because of the downhill mountain tracks with all the hairpin corners.
Me and my friend have been waiting for a good game to do touge runs in and this looks like it could be it.
First, there is only one downhill track confirmed in Enthusia thus far.
boards.ign.com /board/b7698/78191709/p1?11   (843 words)

 GameSpy: Downhill Domination
Downhill Domination is the first downhill mountain bike racing game for the PlayStation 2!
Downhill Domination (05/01/03) - Sony heads for the hills with its upcoming action-sports game.
Downhill Domination (07/30/03) - From killer clowns to giant monsters to swift mountainbikers, Incog does it all.
ps2.gamespy.com /playstation-2/downhill-domination   (191 words)

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