Was just watching some highlights from todays DH and literally the FIRST thing that I noticed was the GS panels on the gates in place of the massive DH panels. Did FIS outlaw/make it not mandatory to have DH panels on gates during a race? If so, is this to make DH more "mountain" friendly when it comes to hosting a race? Or was it to prevent the massive injuries that us DH's would incur from a poor gate block?
Where did the big panels go?
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World Cup Release Panels:
Due to safety and functional reasons gate panels used in World Cup, World Ski
The panel must release from the pole when athletes collide with the gate.
The panel must have the size of ca. 0.75 x 0.50 m (GS, SG, and DH). The panel area