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Today's Women's Super G Race

post #1 of 16
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Since nbc  will not be showing us the race AGAIN, lets pool our info for the best possible experience. I know there is an F.I.S. timing link somewhere but who can hook us up with a LIVE feed that works in the US (land of censored media).

I'm hoping to see Lindsey have a great run......Should be starting @ 1pm eastern

oh, and NBC can kiss my ass 
post #2 of 16
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Here's the FIS live timing link

http://live.fisski.com/live5410.htm
post #3 of 16
Based on what I've read on TGR, this site, http://www.fromsport.com/, will have a live video feed of the event.  I didn't learn of it until after the men's race yesterday so haven't tried it myself.
36 more minutes!
post #4 of 16
Yes, it works...
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That was a nice run from LV.......up by 0.25 sec
post #6 of 16
Not anymore lol.

Fischbacher must have been seriously hauling!
post #7 of 16
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Doh!  LV knocked back to bronze...
post #8 of 16
Tina Maze's run was as amazing.  Wow.  She forgot to show her skis at the bottom (too gassed I guess) depriving Stockli of much needed advertising.  Slovenia isn't exactly the hotbed for good coaching in the speed events.  Maze, Andrej Jerman and the rest of them are pretty much on their own.  Good for her.
post #9 of 16
She was taller, but appeared to be pressuring the skis better.  Who knows?   She was hauling, though.  Tina Maze looked far smoother, but was obviously slower.  LV looked fastest on top (regardless of the split times) but maybe her longer skis (if she used them) worked to her disadvantage in the middle of the course.  What we will never know is who was playing around with unusual or dual base structures, differently tuned skis, etc.

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Not anymore lol.

Fischbacher must have been seriously hauling!

 
post #10 of 16
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Tina Maze's run was as amazing.  Wow.  She forgot to show her skis at the bottom (too gassed I guess) depriving Stockli of much needed advertising.

Speaking of advertising, I get a big kick out of how many racers on Atomics are using non-doubledeck skis, but when they're standing in the top-three waiting area with their skis the skis have miraculously turned into doubledecks for the cameras... LOL.  Fischbacher pulled this stunt in today's Super-G, and I've seen it happen with a number of other racers as well.
post #11 of 16
Nobody on the leaders podium shows their actual race skis.  The ski techs are there immediatly to switch skis so that they can guard the valuable race skis.
 
Sometime this means displaying a ski like Vonn showed at he last WC races which had a specifically crafted message printed on them. I thiink it said "I Head a Dream" or somehting like that.
post #12 of 16
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Nobody on the leaders podium shows their actual race skis.  The ski techs are there immediatly to switch skis so that they can guard the valuable race skis.
 

Of course they don't (you missed my point), but in most cases they switch out the skis for a pair that looks identical.  In Atomic's case, they're switching out skis that aren't part of their normal race lineup with skis that they currently market.  I've seen several racers on last year's skis (or at least last year's graphics, with white background and red letters and no double-deck) which get switched for this year's red doubledeck versions at the bottom.  The point I was making was that it's amusing when they pull what is essentially a marketing 'bait and switch' for the cameras (as opposed to the action of protecting their race boards).
post #13 of 16
Sorry ex, got your point.  When I think back, I believe Picabo Street actually made a statement as to refusing to advertise something she was not racing on.  may be a change in time since very few now freeski on race gear.
post #14 of 16
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Tina Maze's run was as amazing.  Wow.  She forgot to show her skis at the bottom (too gassed I guess) depriving Stockli of much needed advertising.  Slovenia isn't exactly the hotbed for good coaching in the speed events.  Maze, Andrej Jerman and the rest of them are pretty much on their own.  Good for her.

Actually, Maze's rise in the speed skiing ranks can be credited, I think, to the Slovenian Ski Team's hiring of coach Marjan Cernigoj, a native of Slovenia who was one of Picabo's coaches during her heyday, as well as Vonn (in her Kildow days) and Mancuso.  He was also one of the head coaches of the Canadian women until he was convinced to come back to coach his native team.

(Full disclosure: Marjan was one of my coaches at Rowmark, back in the day, and he's very well versed in how to make folks ski fast.)
post #15 of 16
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Of course they don't (you missed my point), but in most cases they switch out the skis for a pair that looks identical.  In Atomic's case, they're switching out skis that aren't part of their normal race lineup with skis that they currently market.  I've seen several racers on last year's skis (or at least last year's graphics, with white background and red letters and no double-deck) which get switched for this year's red doubledeck versions at the bottom.  The point I was making was that it's amusing when they pull what is essentially a marketing 'bait and switch' for the cameras (as opposed to the action of protecting their race boards).

I dunno - to me, the Rossigol and Heads I see switched out look very different to the race skis they competed on.    More like 170 length, different graphics, different sidecut, etc...  (Dunno about construction, I'm not familiar enough with skis to tell such things.  )
post #16 of 16
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Slovenia isn't exactly the hotbed for good coaching in the speed events.  Maze, Andrej Jerman and the rest of them are pretty much on their own.

Maze and Jerman are on their own. Maze completely on her own, Jerman only part (sorry too long and complicated to explain details :)). But nevertheless, they both have Slovenian coaches. Except that since beginning of this season men's team had included Burkhard Schaffer. Others then that, everyone else are Slovenians. 
Next to this, Slovenians are probably most represented nation in wax cabins (it goes from ex Bode's tech for SL and GS, current Ligety tech on), and one of most represented in tech disciplines coaches, even though we have only two guys who are head coaches (Slivnik for Finnish women, and Grasic with Canadian men).

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Of course they don't (you missed my point), but in most cases they switch out the skis for a pair that looks identical.
Not really. Most of time in SG and DH races, they have something like GS or SL skis next to them, and for medal ceremonies, they normally take skis, which you can actually buy in stores (for Fischer for example they normally have Worldcup RC and SC skis). I guess it's about giving idea to people to buy skis, they can actually buy, not just promoting particular company name.
Other then that, skis are taken away from skiers next second they come to finish. First to get checked by FIS officials and then to get stored by techs or coaches (most of time techs are still up on hill when skier comes to finish), while skiers get second pair which is clean of snow, with nicely put ski bands so all names are visible etc. Afterall it's about money, so some extra visibility won't hurt :)
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