This is wrong on multiple levels
... but I agree. Ted and the entire USST complement need to focus very strongly on refined pivoting, sti-voting and overall skidded turns. After all, it is the most effective way to get down any course.And they need to leave more room for Canadians on those podiums .
No, razie, skidded turns are not fast in racing. Pivoting; some times good, sometimes slow. Arc to Arc; sometimes good, sometimes slow. Skidding; always slow, always bad. Racing 101
Razie, Razie, your attempt at sarcastic comedy misses the big picture. Ted was right when courses were set to compliment arc to arc Ted style. He got so good at it they decided to stack the deck against him to reign him in, by setting the courses that make arc to arc even beyond the grasp of the master of arc to arc. At the World Championships the course set in the second run was dialed back a year, and Ted rocked it with his arc to arc style, and won by a wide margin. A couple weeks later on the regular World Cup they set it so that arc to arc was out of the picture, pivoting was a necessity. Ted returned to floundering because of it, and the king of pivot (Hirscher) won the race by a modern day record 3+ seconds.
If they keep the course sets the same, Ted is going to have to make an adjustment to his skiing if he ever hopes to keep pace with Marcel again. He's going to have to abandon futile attempts to keep striving for arc to arc where it just won't work. Banging your head against the wall is slow. The sport is ever evolving. Sometimes because of equipment changes, sometimes because of technique changes, sometimes because of rule changes, sometimes because of course setting trends. The racer who wants to be successful over the long haul has to be ever evolving and willing to reinvent himself/herself.