Promotion Born to fly - the Eric Hymans story.

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  1. Richard

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    Peter Corney (Epic Freeride, Poetry for the People) is raising funds to publish a biography of Eric Hymans, a Falls Creek legend and pioneer of the freestyle skiing movement.

    Get on-board with GoFundMe here

    $20 for the PDF version of the book
    $50 will get you a copy of the paperback (plus PDF).

    Proceeds go to Eric and his son.

    Anyone with an affection for Falls Creek and the colorful history of it's villagers should check this initiative out.

    (I've got me a copy ordered).
     
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    Eric is a sad figure these days. Hope this book helps.
     
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    I imagine Eric is Bob's son?
     
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    Yep
     
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    I got my copy of the pdf version today, (the printed version will be out shortly). It's well written and quite a good read. Despite not being into freestyle skiing that much, the book has a lot more than that including big chunks of stuff on Falls Creek in the 1970s and 80s, a bit on Bob Hymans and a lot on the 20 year long party that was Eric Hymans' life and the effect it has on him today.

    I read the whole 228 pages in half a day, and it normally takes me a week to read a book that size. It was simultaneously funny, sad and informative.
     
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  6. Richard

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    I received as well.

    Have not finished but the writing is smooth and makes it an easy read.

    Reminds one of how loose the 70’s & 80’s were! Glad I caught the second half.
     
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    Eric Hymans had been in poor health for some time. Sadly he died on Sunday. He was 60 years old.
     
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    I hadn't heard.
    He had a pretty sad life. Hopefully the book helps people remember him at his best.
     
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    I think the book was actually launched on Sunday too, as part of the return of the summit masters mogul event
     
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    Perhaps a sad life the last fifteen. He burned twice as bright as most anyone here for a good twenty years though.
     
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