Banner courtesy of Matt Kooreman
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA October 17-19, 2008
All photographs by Jerry Search, US Speedskating
Copyright © 2008, All Rights Reserved.
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A look at the short track ice at the Utah Olympic Oval, with the new pad system in place (note: large file)
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On and off the ice
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Bracing for the opening in the pads.
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Giving an idea of the thickness of the pads
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Giving an idea of the thickness of the pads
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Straps hold the pads together
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Waiting for a Pad Tester!
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And there he is!
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Pushing the pads back.
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This is what the previous pads looked like, 
with the hockey railing in place.
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Straps hold the pads together
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The new pads absorb a great deal of energy!
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