Originally Posted by TRYGVE
Just like Go-Cart racing to Grand Prix.
One cannot compare WC to Nastar, but FIS points are not just used for WC racing. Every USSA junior, masters, College race has FIS points calculated.
No go-cart racer will beat a F1 racer, but some of those guys would have their hands full if they took on the best gocarters in a go- cart.
An interesting comparison would be how would Kale Paulander do if his came to Michigan and ran a miserable 24 second slalom, like I often skied when I got my points. He would win, but not by four seconds. If the course was a flat GS he might even lose to some powerful flat hill specialist on the right wax.
One year at the Nastar finals a fat pig with tree trunk legs and beat Hank Kashiwa, the national pace setter and world pro champion.