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Is this the Best Photo of a Ski Turn Ever in the History of Skiing?

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Thread Starter 

Just saying...

 


This is a screen shot of a photo from skiracing.com of Veronika Zuzulova Petra Vlahova of Slovakia winning taking third at the Women's World Cup night slalom at Flachau, Austria last week.  Thanks to #mnbadknees, I'm editing this to list the correct name of the Slovakian skier.

 

I don't think I've ever seen a better demonstration of anticipation, focus, balance, power, finesse, edge angles, fore-aft pressure, etc, etc, etc.

 

I am just in awe of the skill it takes to make a turn like this.


Edited by Bob Peters - 1/23/16 at 6:36am
post #2 of 12
Good shot... Anyone know how tall she is?
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

According to her Facebook profile she is 5'8", 152 pounds.

 

In looking that up, I discovered that she apparently made her World Cup debut SIXTEEN frickin' years ago.  

post #4 of 12
She only won because Mikelea is injured. tongue.gif
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Great picture and awesome form but that is Petra Vlahova, Zuzulova's teammate. Got 3rd place in the Flachau slalom.

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Originally Posted by mnbadknees View Post
 


Great picture and awesome form but that is Petra Vlahova, Zuzulova's teammate. Got 3rd place in the Flachau slalom.


You are absolutely right and I apologize for the boneheaded mistake.  I guess I didn't read that SkiRacing.com article closely enough.

 

So Petra is much younger, only 20, and is taller (5'11") and marginally heavier (162#).

 

Sorry for the incorrect identification.  Regardless of who the driver is, I still think it's one of the best turns and ski photos I've ever seen.


Edited by Bob Peters - 1/23/16 at 6:36am
post #7 of 12
That's an image I'd love to emulate, but never will.
post #8 of 12

That's really "in the zone."

Only thing I can compare it to is this:

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Eyes on the next corner and total focus.

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Originally Posted by dakine View Post
 

That's really "in the zone."

Only thing I can compare it to is this:

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v80), quality = 90

Eyes on the next corner and total focus.

 

Tell that to this guy:

 

post #11 of 12

Damn.
post #12 of 12

 

Anna Fenninger

 

Note the outside ski bend from the force, inside ski light, narrow stance with the inside boot next to the outside knee, inside foot pulled back under that knee, body fully countered throughout the turn, pelvis & shoulder tipped as high as possible on the inside.  The concentration to make every movement perfect.  She is a World Cup champion, but we all can ski with the same foundational movements.  There is no good reason to ski otherwise (if your boots fit).

 

Those motorcycle racers.  I watched the Indy MotoGP race where they had speeds over 200 mph on the straight of the road race course.  Whew.

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