Since the Stenmark era there have been huge changes to slalom racing.
Equipment: Rapid Gates (rapid gates at the end of Stenmarks Career),no flags on slalom gates (those sucked when they whipped you in the face), Short skis, lifters.
Technique: two ski carves (equal edge angles), more body inclination, higher angulation angles, less counterrotation, less up and down, wider stance, less steering, less stepping.
All these changes are blatantly obvious. What are more subtle are the technique changes brought on by the changes from 170cm 16m Radius Sl skis to 160cm 12m Radius Sl skis.
Are you Bears good enough to figure out the differences? Also, If there are any good slalom photo sequences from the last 3 WC races please post the link.
Cool Stenmark and Mario Matt pictures here: http://www.ski-and-ski.com/Patrick/Bio/BioTop.htm