Originally Posted by exracer
He was off balance for two gates, and was completely on his inside ski at the gate where he lost it. When your outside ski isn't pressured during a turn and you hit irregularities in the terrain, there's a high probably the binding will release as the ski counterflexes. It's happened to me many times in the past. It happened to Ken Read in the Olympic men's downhill at Lake Placid. Bode's ski loss wasn't caused by binding failure, it was caused by a momentary breakdown of technique at the worst possible time. A binding can only handle so much.
It was a result of what he did a turn and a half before.
Got a little loaded at 0.47 (? terrain +/- late on the pressure) 2 gates before, popped, got behind his feet. As a result, line was off a bit coming through the next gate, he never really got on top of the ski, then late on the switch, no move to the new ski... and voila. If the snow had been buff he woulda pulled it off
Watch it again Whygimf.... The guy's the best, but he isn't perfect.
The guy just continues to ski better every year though - I can't wait to see what comes next.