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2012 Alpine World Cup Video: Ted Ligety GS at Alta Badia

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

Enjoy!

post #2 of 21

   Those are some fearsome angles he generates! The left booter at 29 seconds would destroy 999,999 skiers out of 1,000,000...biggrin.gif

 

    zenny

post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 

Do you like this new video feature we just got enabled?

 

Ligety truly is an artist -- an original, anyway. 

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   Yes....it seems good. icon14.gif

 

  zenny

post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by nolo View Post

Do you like this new video feature we just got enabled?

 

Ligety truly is an artist -- an original, anyway. 


icon14.gif

post #6 of 21
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Do you like this new video feature we just got enabled?

Well, I guess it would depend on what video clip it involves. Right now, I like it!

But it does add just that much more clutter to scroll down through on the home page to get to the "recent activity" of EpicSki. Not a big fan of that (although I realize that we have the option to turn off much of that stuff.)

If it's to become a regular feature, I am very glad that the video does not play automatically. Please keep it that way! Few things annoy me on websites more than "self-starting" video clips.

Anyway--you've got to like that clip of Ted Ligety!

Best regards,
Bob
post #7 of 21

Hmmm... I thought the consensus last year was that GS racing was ruined for ever by the evil overlords in the FIS??? Seems that the rumors of the death of ski racing as we know it was greatly exaggerated. Looked pretty cool to me.

 

... and that video on full screen was like watching a flip-book animated cartoon drawn in crayon.

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Hmmm... I thought the consensus last year was that GS racing was ruined for ever by the evil overlords in the FIS??? Seems that the rumors of the death of ski racing as we know it was greatly exaggerated. Looked pretty cool to me.

 

... and that video on full screen was like watching a flip-book animated cartoon drawn in crayon.

Not everyone is being successful on the 35M skis. He is the exception. Most are struggling.

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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post

Hmmm... I thought the consensus last year was that GS racing was ruined for ever by the evil overlords in the FIS??? Seems that the rumors of the death of ski racing as we know it was greatly exaggerated. Looked pretty cool to me.

 

... and that video on full screen was like watching a flip-book animated cartoon drawn in crayon.

Not everyone is being successful on the 35M skis. He is the exception. Most are struggling.


exactly... Ligety has said this over and over himself!

post #10 of 21

But how does it look for an undersized 16 year old on a non-injected hill? That is the question. World Cup skiers are going to be fine.

 

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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post

Hmmm... I thought the consensus last year was that GS racing was ruined for ever by the evil overlords in the FIS??? Seems that the rumors of the death of ski racing as we know it was greatly exaggerated. Looked pretty cool to me.

 

... and that video on full screen was like watching a flip-book animated cartoon drawn in crayon.

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   Yes....it seems good. icon14.gif

 

  zenny

Clearly he needs to learn how to stay on the tails of the skis, his tips are way too much engaged.

 

Seriously though, I don't like the new video feature because I cannot see anything. Nothing happens when I press the play button. Both in Chrome and IE

post #12 of 21

works in chrome for me

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Originally Posted by Jamt View Post

Clearly he needs to learn how to stay on the tails of the skis, his tips are way too much engaged.

 

Seriously though, I don't like the new video feature because I cannot see anything. Nothing happens when I press the play button. Both in Chrome and IE

ROTF.gif..................................................biggrin.gif

 

 

    zenny

post #14 of 21
Thread Starter 

If you are having trouble viewing the video, please PM me with your: OS including version and your Browser including version and we'll see if we can figure out what's going on. 

 

Whiteroom, fullscreen mode is a bit fuzzy but otherwise fine for me on iOS 10.7.5 and Safari 6.0.4.What are you running? 

 

Thanks for your help!

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Anyway--you've got to like that clip of Ted Ligety!
 


Unless you are Hannes Reichelt wink.gif

post #16 of 21

The one thing I keep watching is what he does with his outside arm.  Watch for this:  he swings it UP and BACK at the top of some turns.  Not always, but sometimes.  I am thinking that this speeds up getting the inclination and edging he wants, while assuring that the inside shoulder stays forward (guessing here).  Then he brings that arm back to the front and down, fast and forceful.  This movement is not so evident at the top of the course, but a bit down the hill starting around 25 seconds and for a while it is very much the case.  After that it's intermittent.  Anybody else see it?

post #17 of 21
LiquidFeet--look for the effects on pressure (amount) and direction of center of mass movement--similar to how you might use your arms to leap across a big gap while crossing a stream, or when skating hard on skis or skates, or to how Trampoline Man from the animations I've posted in the the Staying Forward thread (and elsewhere) might move his arms to manage pressure and direct movement. I think you'll find your answer there....

Stephan Hienszch--team-mate of Phil and Steve Mahre and later head coach of the Mahre Training Center and then head coach of the US Disabled Team--made a great comment about arms (and their extensions, poles) one time. The first priority is balance, so if we need to use our arms for balance, he said, we will (and should). But the better our state of balance at any moment, the more we can use our arms for other things--like directing movement. I like that! Sometimes Ted's arm movements are obviously for balance and even recovery. Sometimes they are more proactive and purposeful.

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Best regards,
Bob
post #18 of 21

man he's fun to watch, a mirror neuron's dream:)

 

you see that arm movement in skateboard slalom. Bob already got to it. Its curious how different the he utilizes the right vs left arm. Really drives his right shoulder blade to help reorient his trunk.

 

Be curious if he can feel a difference which way his trunk rotation is stronger in his training.

post #19 of 21

I agree with Whiteroom. On full screen it plays very jerkily like it's dropping frames and has poor resolution. - Firefox 21.0/Mac Os 10.7.5

It plays just as poorly on the Universal site though.

Youtube better, but only have 1st run in German:  http://youtu.be/Y3_oUpbrvOs

 

Have definitely noticed the arm movement - usually on right footed turns/right arm, saw at least one on left footer/left arm.

The initial upswing is from release of pressure/vaulting no? Then he let's it go behind and down. Uses it to develop counter and get inside shoulder ahead?

Occasionally you see him swing it forward of his body.
 


Edited by Tog - 5/30/13 at 4:06pm
post #20 of 21

Works great for me in full screen. resolution is a little grainy at full screen. Win 8, with firefox 21.0

 

Gotta love watching that skiing!
 

post #21 of 21
Thread Starter 

I think the play quality is probably a local issue since it works well for most people. Maybe check to see if other videos run choppy in full screen mode? 

 

Glad you like the video, we will probably start running content from Universal Sports TODAY!

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