Daron Rahlves Quotes

Daron Louis Rahlves (born June 12, 1973) is a former American World Cup alpine ski racer and freestyle skier.

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Daron Rahlves


“Why make that such a big story and not make a bigger story of the success we've all had?”

Daron Rahlves


“It was a little punishing on the top and it slowed me down a bit. But yesterday, I made a much worse turn, so I thought, 'OK, I've still had some good speed, I was ahead of it, and skiing pretty clean.' Then off that last jump, that was kind of a sweet feeling to hit that, then I get across the line and was really surprised to see where I was at.”

Daron Rahlves


“It's a really active downhill. I like how it starts off with two challenging jumps. It's a deceptive course because your speed's not that fast, but it feels like you're going fast.”

Daron Rahlves


“It's not going to be easy, that's for sure. If I ski the way I am capable of skiing, on this kind of hill, it could be a good day.”

Daron Rahlves


“I felt good, a good flow. It was a solid run. I'm here now thanks to a great job in the middle section.”

Daron Rahlves


“It's impressive, and that's got to be the longest streak ever. He had to be injury free. It's hard to race all these events and stay healthy, not bang yourself up one way or another.”

Daron Rahlves


“Bode goes out there and goes hard, and that's all you want out of a skier and a teammate.”

Daron Rahlves


“Obviously, if I'm leading by 1.2 seconds, I like this hill. This race comes down to me. I'm my biggest challenger. If I allow myself to ski well and relax, I have a great chance to win.”

Daron Rahlves


“We're all having our problems, not just Bode. I didn't feel I had it today. I don't know what's going on exactly. It's kind of strange.”

Daron Rahlves


“It's managing myself the right way. My business is skiing.”

Daron Rahlves


“The wheels came off today, for some reason or another. (The remaining events don't) mean as much to me as the downhill. It's tough walking away from this one right now.”

Daron Rahlves


“As far as the media stuff is concerned, he's gotten a lot of play, a lot of (magazine) covers. That's good for our sport. To me, it's not really a big issue of me getting all the press. It's more like trying to get our sport some press, to get people to know what's coming up. ... What it comes down to, ultimately, is who's going to be skiing faster.”

Daron Rahlves


“I like having my own space. I like to wake up when I want to, eat when I want to. I've got my dog, Chevy, here with me, and [my wife] Michelle is here too. My bus driver cooks for me. I've tried the food in the athletes' village. It's OK, but I prefer to eat in the bus.”

Daron Rahlves


“Sometimes you try to talk to him, and he's looking down and fiddling with his phone and stuff. I would have to go out of my way to talk to him. It would be me going out of my way to do that, and that's not for me. But we support each other on the hill.”

Daron Rahlves


“I felt really comfortable on the course and the weather is looking to be the same, so I'm just going to rest and come back for Saturday.”

Daron Rahlves