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SPOILER .. Soelden mens GS

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Aksel Lund Svindal
Ted Ligety
Kalle Palander
Ben Raich
Bode Who ??

Maier was a long back #20
post #2 of 12
Quite an impressive 2nd run by Aksel methinks. He trailed Ligety by 1.17.
post #3 of 12
I heard Ligety had a few bobbles in the second run that killed some of his speed, so I don't know if it was necessarily Svindal skiing like a hero, but it didn't sound like Ligety was 100% on his second run. It's also good to see Bode put two solid runs together in his debut separate from the team. His comments regarding his skiing were also pretty positive. Anyone know when it might be televised? I have been watching football all day and didn't even think to switch over to see if it was on.
Later
GREG
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Originally Posted by HeluvaSkier View Post
I heard Ligety had a few bobbles in the second run that killed some of his speed, so I don't know if it was necessarily Svindal skiing like a hero, but it didn't sound like Ligety was 100% on his second run. It's also good to see Bode put two solid runs together in his debut separate from the team. His comments regarding his skiing were also pretty positive. Anyone know when it might be televised? I have been watching football all day and didn't even think to switch over to see if it was on.
Later
GREG
Ted's bobbles, if I remember correctly, came before the split and he was still ahead at the split (but not by much). He lost time on the lower half of the course. Ted also said he was nervous (having to wait to run last because of placing first in the first run). A coach was quoted as saying Ted was in the back seat as he came over the breakaway and that led to some problems.

Bode's first run wasn't all that great, but he sure poured it on for the second. And evidently he did not have much training time for this event, due to issues with his back earlier.

There will be almost zero televised racing this year. WCSN.com is your only option.
post #5 of 12
Geez, how good is Svindal? Seems like when he gets a bit of rest he's unbeatable. During the fat part of the season last year, when the races started to pile up, he looked less than brilliant, just kind of collecting points. But the breaks before World Championships and finals seemed to recharge his batteries. Same here, I guess. Be interesting to see how he holds up over the course of the year. No surprises near the top, really. Happy to see Miller pull close after a ragged first run. Ligety appears to be stepping up into the elite class and Raich is always there. Should be a fun season.
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Hoping Herminator wins a race this year maybe downhill? What skis did Bode ride? Head?
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Hoping Herminator wins a race this year maybe downhill? What skis did Bode ride? Head?
Bode Miller and Hermann Maier were both on Head skis, as was Didier Cuche--all three of them top competitors in the speed events (Cuche is #1 DH and #2 SG on the latest points list; Miller is #2 SG, #7 DH, and Maier is #4 SG, #17 DH.) Clearly, some of the fastest skiers in speed events think Head skis will serve them well.
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I don't know if it is placebo effect or not, but the slight change in radius for this year seems to make a pretty big visual impression on me. Seems like there is considerably less roundness above the gate. Maybe this was a function of the course set. The women had a couple more gates on the hill and still seemed to be able to ride the ski around quite a bit more...I'm wondering if much of that is due to the 2-4m radius difference in the skis or just all the reasons the women are usually rounder than the men. Watching men at Adelboden last year at the moment for comparison, jury still out.
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Hoping Herminator wins a race this year maybe downhill? What skis did Bode ride? Head?
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Originally Posted by sfdean View Post
Bode Miller and Hermann Maier were both on Head skis, as was Didier Cuche--all three of them top competitors in the speed events (Cuche is #1 DH and #2 SG on the latest points list; Miller is #2 SG, #7 DH, and Maier is #4 SG, #17 DH.) Clearly, some of the fastest skiers in speed events think Head skis will serve them well.
I wouldn't get too excited about Head -- Atomic still runs the show: http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/discipline...ndranking.html
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Thread Starter 
Just think of Atomeek as the Yankees.

They buy the talent on the way up ... like Hoffmann and Cuche from Stockli ..

Head buys it on the way down ... :
post #11 of 12

sox

Hey.. Thats the old Red Sox strategy! Buy old yankee pitchers on the way down. :
post #12 of 12
this thread is useless without vid.
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