Originally Posted by Minnewaska
I've flown aircraft to runways I can't see.
I've ridden my motorcycle across half the countries in Europe and the Alps.
I've been an instructor for deep wreck and black water rescue diving.
I've sailed offshore in severe storms and zero viz.
I know risk and my spirit is just fine. It's not about eliminating risk, it's about continually getting better at managing it and reducing incidents. I understand there are professional teams that refused to compete in this AC because they thought this boat was too risky and another currently considering pulling out. Even the X-games have begun to eliminate some events, as they are too risky, despite the fact that there is no shortage in willing competitors.
My quote o you had nothing to do with questioning your courage , experience- what have you- by way of clarification.
It was specifically to address your Statement regarding abandoning safety or whatever- I'm not digging back to requote it- that was ridiculous in light of the fact that crews this go round are wearing far more PPE than in previous iterations- and that this is specifically in response to the touchier nature of the sleds- and faster speeds reached.
The rest of it had little to do with you specifically and the overall attitude of timidity and nervousness that is so prevalent in this thread as well as other threads that address safety. Odd that on this board it mos frequently comes back to safety- while so rarely coming back to adventure. Sad really.