Originally Posted by justanotherskipro
Shiffren uncoils a lot in the first turn, less so in the second. For me, drawing conclusions about anticipation and counter rotary stances can be tricky without a larger data set though. Add to that the idea that top pros can get away with a lot of things lesser skiers may not. I don't see a lot of turning away from the turn but there is a lot of keeping the chest facing where it's going.
First turn shows the skis making a rather dramatic change in direction in a very short space.
The snow surface beneath the skis between these two stills does not show tracks; it's
been flattened by all the skidding. Tracks show up at/after gate, where skis are bent and
tails are following tips.
Second turn also shows the skis changing the direction they are pointing very fast in a short space.
Again, the snow surface does not show tracks because it has been polished by all the scraping.
Skis are very light before they turn, then after they turn heavy and engaged, throwing snow.
Shiffren has "landed," engaged her edges, to arc off to the left at the gate.