I don't know why you keep talking about racing backgrounds like I was dismissing them - since the discussion involves two skiers with racing backgrounds. Where on earth did you get that in any of my posts?
I was merely responding to the comment that Angel wasn't "even in the same league" which is totally ridiculous. Those big AK lines take a hell of a lot more than just balls. Line scouting and slough management is a skill.
No doubt both are very skilled skiers, however technically they are not even close. There is a bit of a difference between racing background and dominating the WC. Collinson is a very good freeskier, but Shiffrin is a once in a generation phenomenon. Yes slough management is a skill, but honestly, it's not that hard. Picking a winning line in the gates is a lot harder, even though it does not seem so. The risk equation is obviously a lot more complicated. Of course both of these women are way better skiers than I would ever be, so we can keep armvhair quarterbacking.