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post #1 of 22
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This guy is just amazing. Yea, I know he didn't get the gold but he is skiing great.

Skiing on downhill skis in the SG. The guy has balls of steel.

He just plays to win and its great to watch. Bode is the Brett Favre of skiing.
 

Johnny

 

post #2 of 22
 He's having a great games, seems relaxed yet dialed in. Throwing down the hill and enjoying it. I wouldn't make too big a deal about the skis. Likely 5cm at most in length difference....less than 2".  Evidently they must be screaming fast on that surface, and have enough sidecut to turn. But I bet there were others who skied the same skis in the DH and the SG on that hill. He made some great turns, had a few considerable mistakes, and was still tremendously fast. Great to see. And possibly more to come. BO-DEE!!!!! And the war horse had a great breakthrough day, on a big stage. Equally awesome. 
post #3 of 22
, maybe more on the way.  He is skiing great, but it seems a bit conservative compared to what we have come to expect.  Perhaps this formula would have served him well if he had found it earlier in his career.  Hard to say.  Either way, it is great to see him scoring some hardware.
JF
post #4 of 22
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, maybe more on the way.  He is skiing great, but it seems a bit conservative compared to what we have come to expect.  Perhaps this formula would have served him well if he had found it earlier in his career.  Hard to say.  Either way, it is great to see him scoring some hardware.
JF

He seems more conservative in his attitude when  speaking to the media but I haven't noticed conservatism in his skiing.

Muleski, I agree with you about the Weibrecht. He did ski great. Would have been great to see him and Bode go 1-2 but Svindal was on his A game today. That guy is an animal. And I mean that in a good way.

Johnny
post #5 of 22
I thought coming in his best gold-medal chance would be the combined, though that is such a crapshoot. Still, even without a gold he's got an awfully good legacy. Two WC overalls, now four Olympic medals. A handful of World Championship wins and WC individual wins. Right up there with the Eberhardters and Kjuses of the world, I'd say. Nice f'ing career, even without any more wins.
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I thought coming in his best gold-medal chance would be the combined, though that is such a crapshoot. Still, even without a gold he's got an awfully good legacy. Two WC overalls, now four Olympic medals. A handful of World Championship wins and WC individual wins. Right up there with the Eberhardters and Kjuses of the world, I'd say. Nice f'ing career, even without any more wins.
 

No doubt. But, seeing him win a gold would be great.
post #7 of 22
Bode has four medals in four different events.  Very impressive as there are not many in that exclusive club.  I am really looking forward to tomorrow's super combination.

Regarding Svindal, he took a gamble and made a last minute switch from the SG skis he had used in his WC win in Val Gardena.  He had never raced on the skis he switched to, but thought they would be the best for the very variable conditions on the course.  I guess he was right.
post #8 of 22
I am loving the candid footage being shown.   Bode, "my legs were shot by the time I got to the bottom, I was like hold on dude"...chuckles.  Said this to a fellow racer.   Its cool to hear him comment without trying to sound PC; saw him also laughing at another competitor when he failed to beat his time....good stuff,  Go Bode Go!

Svindal and Bode are the best skiers in the world IMHO.
post #9 of 22
Norefjell,
Bode is only one of a handful of skiers that has won in every discipline!  With the kids specializing now, there are very few skiers coming up that will continue to train in both the technical and speed events.  We'll see how Will Brandenburg develops.  He could be the next big thing in US alpine, and they are giving him a slot in the combined tomorrow.

Prickly,
I also think Bode has one more good shot at a medal with the SC.  He didn't take the training run today, either because he knows the course and doesn't want to take a chance, or because he is nursing the ankle (probably the latter).  If he stands up in the SL another medal is a really good possibility.  The press has ignored his ankle and conditioning.  At least the conditioning is no longer an issue with the DH portion of the combined tomorrow.
Edited by quant2325 - 2/20/10 at 2:07pm
post #10 of 22
quant2335
Yes, that is another exclusive club for Bode.  With respect to my reference, I don't know of any others (men) than Killy, Sailer and Aamodt who have medals in three Olympic events.  Maybe someone has more information

Brandenburg could be great.  Remember him well skiing as a J-3 in the PNW.  Hoping he can stay injury free.
post #11 of 22
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........With the kids specializing now, there are very few skiers coming up that will continue to train in both the technical and speed events.

With the GS now >27m the slalom may soon be the ONLY technical event.
post #12 of 22
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When I got some training skis to have some fun with, I asked for the women's version just becaue the 27m was too wide (180cm Stockli Laser FIS GS).  At least I can rip some early morning runs every now and then before the slopes start to get crowded and I change skis.  What amazes me is that a  180cm racing ski today skis more stable than the old 210's. The FIS model Stocklis, BTW, are kinda worthless for anything but what they were intended for (racing) in terms of how fast you have to ski them and the arc.  But they do what they were designed for exceedingly well, as Tina Maze proved earlier today.  I skied the regular GS and it is much more forgiving because of the tail and less titanal or whatever.
post #13 of 22
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When I got some training skis to have some fun with, I asked for the women's version just becaue the 27m was too wide (180cm Stockli Laser FIS GS).  At least I can rip some early morning runs every now and then before the slopes start to get crowded and I change skis.  What amazes me is that a  180cm racing ski today skis more stable than the old 210's. The FIS model Stocklis, BTW, are kinda worthless for anything but what they were intended for (racing) in terms of how fast you have to ski them and the arc.  But they do what they were designed for exceedingly well, as Tina Maze proved earlier today.  I skied the regular GS and it is much more forgiving because of the tail and less titanal or whatever.
 


I'm a stockli guy myself. I'm 6'2" 260lbs so I need a stiff ski. But, I got a deal on some left over fischers in 188 for $150. They are older fis skis so they still have the 21m radius. I love them, they really rock. At my size too stiff is never a problem. Have you ever skied the scott schmidts? That is the closest I've come to too stiff.
 

I totally agree with you about length. I never liked skis under 200 now I don't own a ski over 188. And those are considered long!
The one problem for me with shaped skis the whole quiver concept. (I hold this forum responsible!)  I used to own 1 pair of skis but now I constantly find myself needing new skis for some specific purpose or another. My latest acquisition will be the Stockli Rotor 76 to use here in the east for afternoon skiing after fresh snow gets bumped up and I need a shorter radius ski that is still good in soft snow. Its becoming like golf with woods, irons, and drivers. In fact, a golf bag of skis may be a better name than a quiver because in a quiver of arrows, all the arrows are identical. I think I'm going to need a caddy!

post #14 of 22
BODE GETS HIS GOLD.  Amazing race.  The last six racers gave it away. Bode had a real solid SL run.  And the jerks at NBC are showing ski-cross?  Anyhow, thank goodness for www.fromsport.com.
post #15 of 22
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 And the jerks at NBC are showing ski-cross?  Anyhow, thank goodness for www.fromsport.com.

Yeah, and thank you for not blowing it for some of us that may hyave wanted to watch it this evening. Nice Spoiler Alert.
post #16 of 22
Bravo, Bode!!!!!! 

Whiteroom- If you are on teh internet, there is no spoiler alerts, you just have to accept it and either turn off your computer or watch in the evening just for the sheer beauty of the race.  
post #17 of 22
Alexzn, there have been numerous requests to NOT post race results prior to the television broadcast of the event. I'm not sure why that is difficult to understand or to comply with. If I really, really wanted to isolate myself to avoid knowing the outcome then, yes, I should stay of the internet... but a little courtesy isn't too much to ask. Putting results in the first line of a post, so it stands out, is a dickhead move.
post #18 of 22
WR- Yes, I understand and I sympathize, so I don't post the results; however this was all over the press as soon as it happened.  Better blame the dickheads at NBC who manage to screw up every Olympic coverage.  I have friends who just moved to US from overseas, their comment was that NBC coverage is, I quote, "f-ing B-S-t".  I could not agree more.  The rest of the world actually sees sport  instead of the hours of advertising interspersed with chauvinistic propaganda and heavily edited snippets of the actual competition.   This is shameful because, if you ask me, the athlete's performance is the best promotion for her country, and US has plenty of athletes who do this extremely well.  Obviously the US ski team has been a revelation for these games and I hope that it will bring more kids into the sport.  I hope that NBC does not spoil it by dwelling on the endless crash stories about the top skiers.    
post #19 of 22
Alexzn, I meant to mention, I am aware that it wasn't you who posted the results. I was at work, so not watching the coverage on CTV (nice living close enough to Canada to get descent coverage...) If I had logged into a thread and the result was buried in a post I would say "oh well, shouldn't have looked", but having it capitalized in the first line... that sucks.
post #20 of 22
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Whiteroom, I started reading yesterday afternoon and was pissed. I really wanted to watch it. It if was any other racer getting the gold I would not have been as pissed. Still a little pissed but not like this. Bode winning gold was something tons of people were waiting to see for a long time and It sucked watching it after the fact. Especially when Svindal messed up it would have been incredible watching it in suspense. I was more pissed after watching it.

Alexzn, there certainly are spoiler alerts on the internet. Look at the thread about female skiers. The thread title says SPOILER ALERT!
And, I only heard about in this thread.

It should be on live or within a few hours. This evening crap sucks! So does NBC!!!
post #21 of 22
Personally, I wasn't "spoiled" by this thread, since I was out of town anyway, plus the NBC evening coverage is so lackluster I can't get up the attitude necessary to watch it with excitement,

BUT:

NO ... you should not post spoilers!
post #22 of 22
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Personally, I wasn't "spoiled" by this thread, since I was out of town anyway, plus the NBC evening coverage is so lackluster I can't get up the attitude necessary to watch it with excitement,

BUT:

NO ... you should not post spoilers!


Watch it with the sound off!
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