we have a buddy from momentum camp, dave leon ( an older guy like us who lives for bumps !!!!) , from south africa who now lives in Australia and comes out to john smarts camp in whistler for a few days each year in the summer . well dave's son who is a freestyle skier, used to be roomates with dale begg smith, currently on WC for australia. they are still good friends. i just saw dale won the world cup this week in germany. it's on skidebosses.com. dave showed us some video of dale this summer...we always hook up with dave for a couple of days when we are not in camp and pick his brain, which , logically extended, is dale begg smiths brain :wink: . i would have to say , i love dale as a potential gold in italy this year....there is something a little different about this guy's turns... he just seems to have a slightly different style to his turns than janne does or jeremy does. man can this guy burn turns :shock: .