Does anyone know which World Cup race (probably 2005-2006 season) where Benny Raich performed a stivot; rotated across the fall line in a full 90 before bringing tip back to fall line to make the turn? According to the VARA seminar notes from Bill Bolte (see below), this video was shown at the 2006 VARA Coaches Educational Seminar at Okemo, VT on 9/16/06. Also, if you have a link to that video or photo sequence, please post it.
Does anyone have a link to video of Bode Miller's World Cup GS run at Park City, UT 11/22/03 where Ron LeMaster captured this photo from http://ronlemaster.com/images/2003-2...e-pc-gs-1.html
Could someone post a summary of the 3/15/07 Ski Racing magazine Tech Talk section article "Svindal wins with the "super stivot" especially any technique discussion?
If you have any links to any videos (World Cup, USSA, Masters, club, beer league, personal) of the stivot move in a race course, please post. Slow motion of the stivot move would also be appreciated.
Thanks for your help in advance.
Bode Miller's 2006 World Cup GS run at Alta Badia, Italy
(copy and paste this direct link into your browser or go to US Ski Team 2006 Alta Badia press release video highlights section just above the results http://www.usskiteam.com/public/news...dId=2&aId=2494
Slow motion footage at 40 seconds in and a stivot at 48 seconds
WCSN video of Francois Bourque's 2007 World Cup GS run at Karnjska Gora, Slovenia
STIVOT USAGE IN THE MEDIA/USSA
The term stivot is appearing in the media (Ski Racing Magazine, WCSN/Reuters) and in USSA seminars if you Google pivot ski www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=stivot+ski
Ski Racing magazine 3/15/07 Tech Talk: Svindal wins with the "super stivot" http://www.skiracing.com/index.php?o...12&Ite mid=55
"Svindal races away with giant slalom" by Reuters / WCSN.com's Nathaniel Vinton 2/14/07 http://www.wcsn.com/article/news.jsp...ntent_id=21660
ARE, Sweden -- Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal powered to victory in the men's giant slalom on Wednesday to bag his second gold medal of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.
Ted Ligety finished fourth, the best placing by an American man at these championships, but it was another frustrating day for teammate Bode Miller.
"There's not a worse feeling in the world than getting the wooden spoon," said Ligety, using his term for a fourth-place finish. "The women are definitely carrying the team right now. It's too bad Bode and I haven't come through yet."
Ligety said that the margin of 0.07 seconds was attributable to a "stivot" that he threw into some of his turns. It's a term the American men use that combines "step" and "pivot."
2006 VARA Coaches Educational Seminar Notes at Okemo Mountain Resort, VT September 16, 2006 by Bill Bolte - posted on New Jersey State Racing Association (NJSRA) website on Coaches Education Page http://www.njsra.org/images/VARA%201...%20Seminar.pdf
World Cup Tactics & Technique in Modern GS section by Adam Chadbourne, formerly with USSA Development Program, filling in for Chip Knight
STIVOT - rotating the sk tips 'in' on approach to a gate, sliding to check speed, then rotating tips back 'out' to direction of turn to lock skis in for the turn around the gate.
Basic turn shapes:
Arching turn: tail follows tip throughout the turn
Non arching turn: as in a 'stivot' or when tip is in a clean arc but tail swashes
Showed World cup video of Benny Raich performing a stivot; rotated across the fall line in a full 90 before bringing tip back to fall line to make the turn (a must see)