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EVENT: THIS WEEKEND’S FIS ALPINE SKIING MEN AND WOMEN’S WORLD CUP EVENT

DATE: Fri. January 18, 2007 – Tues. January 22, 2007

WHERE: WCSN.COM/SKIING Get it all for $4.95 per month

LOCATION: Men: Kitzbuehel and Schladming, AUT
Women: Cortina d’Ampezzo, ITA

SCHEDULE: See below for schedule.

DESCRIPTION: This weekend on the FIS World Cup circuit, the men travel to the “medieval city” in the western part of Austria for the 68th Hahnenkamm Race. The world’s best skiers fight their first race on the “Streifalm,” one of the steepest and fastest Super-G courses in the world, their second on the “Streif” downhill, which includes an extremely difficult and steep terrain right from the start, and their third, the final Slalom, on the new “Ganslern” course. While the men take on the very tricky Hahnenkamm race courses at the Kitzbühler Ski Club, the women return to the “Olimpia Delle Tofane” course, located on the north-western side of the Ampezzo valley, to battle it out for the Super Ski Trophy. After these weekend events, watch LIVE on Tuesday as the men quickly travel to the Planai stadium for one of the highlights of the overall world cup season, the “Nightrace.” Be sure to check out these very exciting “can’t miss” events!

THIS WEEKEND’S MEN AND WOMEN’S FIS ALPINE WORLD CUP SCHEDULE:
For a comprehensive list of FIS events and schedules, please visit WCSN.COM

Men’s FIS World Cup Schedule:
Kitzbuehel, AUT
Friday January 18:
Men’s Super-G: 5:30 a.m. EST LIVE

Saturday January 19:
Men’s Downhill: 5:00 a.m. EST LIVE

Sunday January 20:
Men’s Combined: Downhill at 4:00 a.m. EST LIVE; Slalom at 4:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. EST LIVE

Schladming, AUT
Tuesday January 22:
Men’s Slalom: 12:00 p.m. EST LIVE

Women’s FIS World Cup Schedule – Cortina d’Ampezzo, ITA
Friday January 18:
Women’s Super-G: 10:00 a.m. EST

Saturday January 19:
Women’s Downhill: 9:00 a.m. EST

Sunday January 20:
Women’s Super-G: 10:00 a.m.EST

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Be sure to check out exclusive “From the Slopes” blogs from Team America’s Bode Miller, and Team USA skiers Julia Mancuso, Marco Sullivan, Scott Macartney and Casey Puckett, only on WCSNblogs.com.

Upcoming FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup Events:
Men’s Downhill and Super-Combined in Chamonix, FRA on January 26th – 27th
Women’s Slalom and Giant Slalom in Ofterschwang, GER on January 26th – 27th
Women’s Downhill and Super-G in St. Moritz, SUI on February 2nd – 3rd
Men’s Downhill and Super Combined in Val d’lsere, FRA on February 2nd – 3rd

For a comprehensive list of FIS Alpine Skiing events and schedules, please visit WCSN.COM/SKIING.
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Ooops he just did ...

Ooops, he just broke the record ....:
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Congratulations to Mr. Miller. The greatest American ski racer of all time.
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I've got to say, the whole record/no record thing really bores me. The guy is number two in the overall World Cup now, just 30 points behind the leader, thanks to two incredible weekends of racing (1st, 3rd, 5th at Wengen; 10th, 2d, 1st at Kitz). We've got another possible overall winner this season. That's something to get excited about.

Also, I know it's churlish to get excited about a race in which a fellow American nearly died, but did anyone see BODE SKIING ON THE NETTING?!?!?!? UN-FRICKIN'-BELIEVABLE, even from him. And he nearly won the race anyway
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And in the race days before, he almost took out some netting and looked like he was about to take out some spectators on that lower left hand turn.

My only worry here is that Bode is taking some risks and that he may reach the hard "edge of the envelope".

There is no changing his mind or style .... all or nothing .... but I hope he makes it through in one piece.
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Also, I know it's churlish to get excited about a race in which a fellow American nearly died, but did anyone see BODE SKIING ON THE NETTING?!?!?!? UN-FRICKIN'-BELIEVABLE, even from him. And he nearly won the race anyway
I think that has to be sportscenter top 10 material. Off the hook.
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It's so fun to look at the YouTube videos of Bode's run. I've now watched one in Italian and one in (I think) German.

I don't speak either language, but the announcers' astonishment doesn't need any translation. You can just tell that they're all saying the equivalent of "DID YOU SEE THAT????"

You can hear one of the Italian announcers say "MAMA MIA!" several times as Bode goes skiing on. The guy is just amazing.

On a historical note, my partner tells me that he's pretty sure that Ken Read did a ski-up-the-side-of-the-fencing-and-back-down quite a few years ago. At an Olympics run, perhaps?

Oh, and by the way... the sun has come back out in JH after three days of more snow. Tomorrow I'm going to try to take some photos of those new SG's. I'm planning a couple more runs on them tomorrow morning.
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Oh, and by the way... the sun has come back out in JH after three days of more snow. Tomorrow I'm going to try to take some photos of those new SG's. I'm planning a couple more runs on them tomorrow morning.

Somebody awakened the monster .. I really wish I could just ski a pair of SG or DH. I am pretty sure that they will be more than what my 140# body could handle so I am afraid to even think about it.
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Somebody awakened the monster .. I really wish I could just ski a pair of SG or DH. I am pretty sure that they will be more than what my 140# body could handle so I am afraid to even think about it.
Ski on a girls ski or even a J3 ski. They make ~195 SG skis for juniors, you'd rock one of those.

Hey Steve, since you are obviously in contact with WCSN, how 'bout reminding them (again) that we want MOAR! BITRATE.
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Bob, can you post these links to the videos?

Thanks, Si

Edit: Found a couple:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLyqjV74Rq8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq0MdK18X1o


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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post
It's so fun to look at the YouTube videos of Bode's run. I've now watched one in Italian and one in (I think) German.

I don't speak either language, but the announcers' astonishment doesn't need any translation. You can just tell that they're all saying the equivalent of "DID YOU SEE THAT????"

You can hear one of the Italian announcers say "MAMA MIA!" several times as Bode goes skiing on. The guy is just amazing.

On a historical note, my partner tells me that he's pretty sure that Ken Read did a ski-up-the-side-of-the-fencing-and-back-down quite a few years ago. At an Olympics run, perhaps?

Oh, and by the way... the sun has come back out in JH after three days of more snow. Tomorrow I'm going to try to take some photos of those new SG's. I'm planning a couple more runs on them tomorrow morning.
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Head is clearly the best ski for netting, wouldn't you say?
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Head is clearly the best ski for netting, wouldn't you say?
...Plus, if you decide, early in the downhill, that the pattern of the grind of your base isn't quite right for the hill, you can use that fencing for a quick regrind, on the fly...

[Bode Miller ski tech to Bode in the start house: "We've got LF7 on the bases, with an FC7 overlay. We put HF8 on your right hip, when you put it down on the sunny part of the course, and LF6 on both gloves, when you put them down on the snow in those icy S turns near the top. And if the conditions ski warmer and wetter than expected, about a third of the way down we smeared the left fence with FC8, if you want to do a quick oncourse reapply...]

SfDean.
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