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post #31 of 36
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Originally Posted by primoz View Post
 

Sykora is not right guy for this, as he was SL skier himself and he was never all that comfortable on DH skis. Best one you can get for this is Hans Knauss, and it's really fun to listen him during camera rids, commentating, singing and yodeling all at same time... while skiing down WC DH course :) Not to mention he's really nice guy too :) Too bad I'm normally not watching races on TV, to get more of that :)

 

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post #32 of 36

Skiers at this level can certainly carve well on this surface. For racing they prefer it over the softer snow recreational skiers enjoy because it will support the high G forces while reducing the risk of booting out. Watch any WC race footage for confirmation. Same surface but prettier skiing while in the course strongly suggests that they are working on something in the video above. IMO what we are seeing is probably a combination of things, including testing the surface for grip and recovery movements needed when an edge is lost. One thing racers hate is a surface that breaks away when pressured.

post #33 of 36

Ok, that was incredible.  I recognize a few words like "left" and "compression."  Did I also hear "Holy Moly?"!!!

 

That gives me a real appreciation for what Kitzbuhel is and what the downhill events really entail!

 

Mike

post #34 of 36

I'd be curious to see the comments on Zahrobska's free skiing, considering she won on this course for the second year in a row.

 

Strawpile was really hard that year and 1/3 of the women DNF'd.

post #35 of 36
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Would someone comment on Lindsey's A-frame?
As such an incredibly great skier, it can't have been a problem for her. 
Can it?

Not certain at all, but she seems to have a greater range of mobility through her torso and hips that many of the others don't... Maybe this allows her to access angles that would impede most other skiers, but it's hard to say.
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Originally Posted by habacomike View Post

Ok, that was incredible.  I recognize a few words like "left" and "compression."  Did I also hear "Holy Moly?"!!!

That gives me a real appreciation for what Kitzbuhel is and what the downhill events really entail!

Mike

...and he's going nowhere near as fast as he would be racing.
post #36 of 36
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Would someone comment on Lindsey's A-frame?
As such an incredibly great skier, it can't have been a problem for her. 
Can it?

 

I suppose it depends on how you look at it. On the one hand she won lots of races. OTOH, how much did her alignment contribute to the knee injury that kept her out of the Olympics?

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