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Offline canadacoin

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Russia: Silver 3-Roubles Coin - Skiing: Sochi 2014
« on: December 15, 2013, 04:44:06 AM »
Does anyone know what is behind right ski boot? I don't remember seeing mountain ski boot fasteners that stick out that much, also cannot be the end if the stick.

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Re: Russia: Silver 3-Roubles Coin - Skiing: Sochi 2014
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2013, 10:49:35 PM »
Couldn't it be the leather strap seen on the boot curling up?

Many coins are no longer designed, but rather constructed on a computer, which may result in such superfluous detail.

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Re: Russia: Silver 3-Roubles Coin - Skiing: Sochi 2014
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2013, 05:40:22 PM »
Many coins are no longer designed, but rather constructed on a computer, which may result in such superfluous detail.

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So is this an example of the flawed design? ??? Any more feedback from others who happend also to be Mountain Ski Specialists?

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Re: Russia: Silver 3-Roubles Coin - Skiing: Sochi 2014
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2013, 06:31:02 PM »
I wouldn't call it flawed. It's not an error. Hasty or mechanical design, perhaps?

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Re: Russia: Silver 3-Roubles Coin - Skiing: Sochi 2014
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2013, 07:22:11 AM »
I've done my time on the slopes  ;D
That may be a loose strap?

I've had a quick look around and I think it may be a shinguard strap.  Alpine skiing covers all the downhill disciplines so maybe they've tried to incorporate all the elements.  See here  for loose strap.

But I'm more concerned with the end of the ski poles.  There's something missing!
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