If all skiers are pretty much equal on the WC, why are some consistenly more equal than others? If the answer is undeniably gear, then why isn't everyone on the same skis? Also, if you factor in Austrian dominance, which is at least partially due to the quality of their national program and their skiing culture, then Atomic's gear dominance isn't as absolute.
|Originally posted by Ugli Pupferknick:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by BetaRacer:
With trainng and conditioning science, all skiers are pretty much equal at the World Cup level. Technology plays a huge role in tenths and hundredths of seconds.
</font>[/quote]I think what he means that, on a completely level playing field, meaning equal conditions and same equipment, any of the top top racers could take a race on a given day.
Yes, Austrians are good, and yes, they all use Atomic, but you also see, more often than not, the best finishers from other countries on Atomic as well, in the speed events.
In terms of SL skis, I'm pretty sure that, no matter what race stock ski you get, it's hard to go wrong. They are all fantastic skis, and you will adapt to any, provided you can manage it.