This is a carry over from another thread that was locked. My hope is that we can get some dialog going without having to refer to any particular systems. When I watch WC athletes, I see skiers from many different nations & coaching systems, yet when it gets right down to it the outcome on the track is very similar as far as basic technique goes. It seems that tactics, experience, conditioning & athleticism play a huge role in separating the podium from the also rans.
I saw lots of stivots on the steep, I saw some inclination, I saw some stepping, I saw some phantom moves, I saw some extended entries, I saw some retracted entries, I saw some A-framing, I saw some crossunder, I saw some crossover... etc.
There are some consistent top runners, & we saw it this weekend. I was especially impressed with Denise Karbon's first run. What is it about her skiing that makes me like it? What are the technique differences that these standouts possess?
What are some of the commonalities among the racers, & what are some of the differences in their basic techniques?
What do the top few have that the others do not?
What of their skiing can we take away & use daily?
To my eye all of these photos show racers in great strong positions against their skis, but sometimes how they arrived there was wild!
Edited by 4ster - 10/27/09 at 1:56pm