Bode Skis to 12th with One Pole

Bode Skis to 12th with One Pole

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (Gear Institute) – America’s greatest male ski racer ever, four-time World Champion Bode Miller, put up another highlight reel of a run on Wednesday in the FIS Alpine World Ski Championship Super G, finishing the run with only one pole.

Miller, who ripped the right pole out of his hand when he caught a gate, finished 12th on the unforgiving Kandahar track in Germany—the best US finish for the day. He also debuted his new POC Skull Comp Pro Model helmet, the ski star’s new pro lid, which features a green top and a green turtle logo.

While not featuring any new technology from POC, which has made some amazing in-roads on the World Cup in terms of “helmeting” top athletes, the design of the helmet reflects Bode’s involvement in the Turtle Ridge Foundation, his own personal non-profit environmental and youth-based outreach arm.

It’s a cool foundation. And POC is a very exciting young brand. But it will be interesting to see if any other ski racers want to represent the green turtle on the slopes this season. See for yourself right here, where you can check out the new helmet, the big gate hit that caused him to drop his pole, and yet one more incredible Bode Miller race compliments of Universal Sports: