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The Crist-al Ball

The Crist-al Ball: Skiercross's man in the booth and two-time X Games champ Reggie Crist dishes cross-course dirt and previews his picks for this year's premier two-plank race. TRY TO KEEP UP.

Updated: January 27, 2008, 10:47 PM ET
By Reggie Crist | EXPN.com

Daron Does It January 27

Today's Skier X Final was a classic, and both the guys and girls were laying it all on the line right from the start.

That isn't to say it was easy. Due to flat light and a faster course than people expected, there was a bit of carnage during the first couple heats. The athletes were carrying more speed than they did in practice, and the second-to-last jump (or the "Skylark jump" as I was calling it) was launching people straight up. That jump and the last ...

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