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Fenninger and Maze laid it down! Beautiful skiing. Wow if Fenninger had just held the tuck on the jump a fraction longer she would've won. 2/100ths difference!
post #62 of 87
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The Home Page Video from Universal Sports was fixed some time ago so I've reset it so everyone who has dismissed it can see it again.  There are some great highlights of the WC Events on the player. 

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post #64 of 87
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The home page Universal Player has an interview with Travis Ganong and his silver medal winning DH Run. 

Pretty freakin awesome!

Here is a video of Ganong's run 


Edited by Trekchick - 2/9/15 at 8:29pm
post #65 of 87

This was held yesterday at Vail...

 

Nations Team Event, US/Sweden Runs - Contains Vid and Race Results

 

Is this the same dual slalom pro race format Bob Beattie ran for a while back in the 60's/70's?

 

 

Last few days...

 

http://universalsports.com/2014/11/26/2015-fis-alpine-world-ski-championships-viewing-schedule

 

http://universalsports.com/video/universal-sports-network-watch-live


Edited by jc-ski - 2/11/15 at 10:39am
post #66 of 87
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Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn matchup 

If I were a betting woman.......

http://universalsports.com/2015/02/11/mikaela-shiffrin-and-lindsey-vonn-to-race-in-rare-matchup/

post #67 of 87
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This was held yesterday at Vail...

 

Nations Team Event, US/Sweden Runs - Contains Vid and Race Results

 

Is this the same dual slalom pro race format Bob Beattie ran for a while back in the 60's/70's?

 

 

Last few days...

 

http://universalsports.com/2014/11/26/2015-fis-alpine-world-ski-championships-viewing-schedule

 

http://universalsports.com/video/universal-sports-network-watch-live


It's a normal parallell slalom format. There are a few of them on the regular World Cup season as well.

post #68 of 87

I suspect it's almost a throwaway from the racers' perspective compared to the other technical and speed events, but for the viewers there in person and on tv that is a very exciting format! Fun to watch!

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Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn matchup 

If I were a betting woman.......

http://universalsports.com/2015/02/11/mikaela-shiffrin-and-lindsey-vonn-to-race-in-rare-matchup/

 

Just watching a bit of the 1st run Women's GS on DishWorld. Wow, wow, wow! Amazing skiing!

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I suspect it's almost a throwaway from the racers' perspective compared to the other technical and speed events, but for the viewers there in person and on tv that is a very exciting format! Fun to watch!
I know many of the athletes really enjoy the parallell as it's got the head to head moment. I know that Mattias Hargin really wanted to battle Hirscher. Unfortunatelly Maria PH messed up her start and the Canadicks went to the final. But hat off to team Canada, they really skied on top of their game.
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Just watching a bit of the 1st run Women's GS on DishWorld. Wow, wow, wow! Amazing skiing!
30 mts to 2nd run.
post #72 of 87

Is there anywhere online to get the Beaver Creek WC race results live (as they are happening) or at least after a particular run is over? The FIS-ski website is somewhat pathetic - at least to me (hard to navigate) and does not seem to update scores/standings quickly. At least I can't find them.

 


- Thanks

post #73 of 87
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Is there anywhere online to get the Beaver Creek WC race results live (as they are happening) or at least after a particular run is over? The FIS-ski website is somewhat pathetic - at least to me (hard to navigate) and does not seem to update scores/standings quickly. At least I can't find them.

 


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live.fis-ski.com/liveal5215.htm

 

That's what I used for this race.

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live.fis-ski.com/liveal5215.htm

 

That's what I used for this race.


Thanks!!

post #75 of 87
Today's race was incredible to watch in person!
post #76 of 87
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Today's race was incredible to watch in person!

photos...???

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Today's race was incredible to watch in person!
Glad you got to represent!

After a Nap, Mikaela Shiffrin Plods, Then Bursts to a Slalom Repeat
By BILL PENNINGTON
FEBRUARY 14, 2015
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BEAVER CREEK, Colo. — Early this winter, Mikaela Shiffrin was beaten three times at her best event, the slalom. The youngest Olympic champion in the history of the event, Shiffrin was not even making it to the medal podium.

Though it was midseason, she replaced her coach. She switched to stiffer ski boots and more supple skis and re-examined her training methods. Just 19 years old, Shiffrin came to realize that as quick and seamless as her ascent to the top of the ski world had been, staying there could take more fortitude.

“It opened my eyes; that’s for sure,” Shiffrin said last week. “I knew that people were wondering what was going on with me.”

The second-guessing does not appear to have had much effect. Facing the pressure to defend her slalom title at the Alpine world ski championships on Saturday, Shiffrin fell asleep alongside the start gate 30 minutes before the second of two runs. Napping, even on race day, is a Shiffrin habit.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/02/15/sports/skiing/alpine-world-ski-championships-february-14-2015.html?_r=0&referrer=

Another article on watching the race from the top.
Experiencing the View From the Top
The 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships From Above

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/02/15/sports/skiing/the-2015-alpine-world-ski-championships-from-above.html
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photos...???

I'll get some more up tomorrow from my real camera but here's a couple.


post #79 of 87

Okay, here are a few more from yesterday.

 

 

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post #81 of 87
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I didn't see a lot of the races but I tried to keep up on what was going on and liked the clips that were shown on our home page when I had time to sit down and watch. 

 

@jc-ski  those videos are great.  Thanks for posting. 

post #82 of 87

Yeah, great vid's! Really liked the one presenting the course. FIS should produce one for each course on the tour, help viewers to understand the challenges that each of them have. Build the hype.

post #83 of 87

Wish I had found those vids before the World Championships, but better late than never, right? I enjoyed watching them, glad others are too. That hill is amazing!

 
Originally Posted by Karlsson View Post
 

Yeah, great vid's! Really liked the one presenting the course. FIS should produce one for each course on the tour, help viewers to understand the challenges that each of them have. Build the hype.

 

Agree with you on that!   ;-)

 

Actually the film The Thin Line has sections on several World Cup downhills in addition to Beaver Creek, including Kitzbuhel And Wengen. There was a full version up on youtube until just recently, but it got yanked, and I can't find an online copy (free or otherwise) or place to buy the DVD. There is still a trailer on youtube, and here...

 

https://www.behance.net/gallery/3495805/The-Thin-Line-Rush-HD

post #84 of 87

There's a wad of awesome videos about WC racers (current and prior eras) at this page...

 

https://twitter.com/searchofspeed

 

Couple examples...

 

 

 

Youtube channel you can subscribe to...

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCgL-Fw1naWsVsXunX9VElg

 

Prepare to spend some time in front of your screen!  ;) 


Edited by jc-ski - 2/17/15 at 12:30pm
post #85 of 87
Second video is classic - and typical.

Gives brief historical account of USST in '80's and 90's without mention or photo of team's best big race skier - Diann Roffe.

Always seem to find way to sneak in Picabo however.

Just saying.
post #86 of 87
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Third Globe in a Row 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Mikaela Shiffrin just keeps it coming!
Snip from article: 

In the second run, Shiffrin skied cleanly and put down the time to beat. Hansdotter was last down the Roc de Fer course, holding a strong lead most of the way but unable to match Shiffrin on the bottom.

"Frida put a lot of pressure on me but I expected that," said Shiffrin. "She’s a tough fighter and I’ve learned a lot from her - she’s so fast. I had to pull out a lot out of myself in the second run. You saw at the top, she was just crushing. I’m going to watch her video all summer to see how she skis so fast."

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