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Today is just another great day for USA ski racing! The women go 1-2 in the second downhill, this time with Lindsey 1st (by over a second) and Julia 2nd. Follow that up about an hour and a half later with Bode taking the Super G by .79 seconds.

I, for one, got up at 4 AM Mountain Time and watched the live time feeds off the FIS web site for the men's SG. I wish we had live TV or Web service. Anyway, there have been all kinds of threads bashing Bode and evaluating our racers' performance. I suggest we who appreciate ski racing just cheer them on and congratulate them for their efforts first and then rejoice in their results. Led the @##!#&&! media who know nothing about the sport rant all they want and let the majority of Americans worship the overpaid NBA, MLB and NFL guys fight like a bunch of shoolyard bullies.
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Bode in SG

Bode Miller has now won the last two super-Gs in a row, by absolutely crushing the field. He complained of having skied poorly in the run, but was farther ahead of the number two skier than the number two skier was ahead of the 22nd place skier. Bode credits, in part, his fast skis from Head.

http://www.skiracing.com/index.php?o...451&Ite mid=2

(Sound track: Munch, munch as SfDean eats his words.) Bode appears more dominant in the speed events than he was last year, despite (or because of) changing from Atomic to Head. (SG is overall leader Svindal's best event, and Bode beat him by a combined 14 places in the last two Super-G races.)

So, SnoWonder, perhaps HEAD actually stands for "Highly Erroneous Assessment by Dean"... Or, with respect to my prediction that Miler might have more trouble this year in speed events because of his ski brand change, perhaps "How Exactly inAccurate, Dude..."

Wouldn't be the first (or, sigh, even 15th) time I was seriously wrong about something involving going faster in the gates.
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Ah, but Aksel leads the GS standings.
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I think that its is a good thing that so many skiers from different countries other than just Österreich are also getting great results this season. It makes things even more interesting. It's still early but Milller is off to a great start and far, far from being washed up.
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(Sound track: Munch, munch as SfDean eats his words.) Bode appears more dominant in the speed events than he was last year, despite (or because of) changing from Atomic to Head.
This is something I wondered about over the summer when Miller first changed over to Head, that he may get quicker skis as a simple result of supply and demand; he's the big gun at Head where there are far fewer athletes so presumably he gets the cream of the crop of skis, whereas at Atomic he was "just another superstar", and they had to spread the wealth around so to speak. After all, when all is said and done, finding fast skis is still a bit of a crap shoot; seemingly identical pairs perform vastly different, and the truly quick skis are a rarity, hence the fact the skier may retire, but his fast skis go on and get handed down to the next guy in line. So by having access to a greater percentage of the total output of Head's race skis, and presumably getting first crack at any rare "rockets", Bode may be benefitting from the numbers.
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