I am thinking about entering a SuperG race in a few weeks and some concerns have been brought to my attention. Since there are so many ex-racers and coaches on this board I was hoping that someone could help answer my questions. I have raced for my high school team for the past 2 years in NJ as well as this year. I am also doing USSA racing this year and there is an upcoming race SuperG at Gore. In talking about it a few "red flags" were raised that I don't have the experience to answer myself so I was wondering if you could help.
I have never raced or trained SuperG. I am aware that SuperG is very different from GS (both course layout and speed). There is a one day "speed camp" the day before the race. Would this be adequate to learn how to race SuperG?
Because SuperG is so different will racing it "throw off" my technique and mess me up for GS and/or slalom?
Thanks in advance for any and all help. Much appreciated.