Originally Posted by whygimf
You sure can rile 'em up, eh Max?
Hey Skidude - wtf??! As someone who sets ALOT (with and without help), I have no idea what this means.
Ah...means just what I wrote really....full on race courses if set properly will have a certain degree of "turniness" to them.....training courses will either have the same amount as a real race course...or less. Rarely are training courses turnier then real race courses.
Training courses are somtimes set more open in order to:
Encourage the athletes to ski smoother, rounder, more arc to arc, encourage positive self image (warm downs), etc
Further, and this was my "with help" idea more open courses require less maintenance (less slipping ie, less ruts, less knocked gates, less need to re-set as often, leaves the hill in better conditon when it is released to the public....etc etc.)
My point was simply that...just becuase you are were able to ski a certain training course top to bottom going arc to arc means very little. That is a function of the course, not the skier...I can think of lots of training courses where top to bottom arc to arc was possible, but I cant think of any recent races where this could be done.....and win.