Racing FIS World Cup 2016/17

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  1. Heinz

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    Marcel a little sluggish first up, Gross much quicker, big mistake from Henrik - steps back to finish but probably unlikely to make 2nd run.
     
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    Snow does appear rain affected. Some big variations in time so far.
     
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    Nicely done by the young Kaerntener
     
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    Stefano Gross's time looking outstanding now. No one getting close.
     
  5. Heinz

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    Sykora is right, FIS or whoever definitely need to update some of the profile pics. Feller now looks nothing like his. He keeps up his DNF quota sadly. Just as well he saved the best run for the WM.
     
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    Not the best surface for a SL atm.
     
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    Henrik as expected drops out of the top 30 so no 2nd run.
     
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    Same story 2nd run. Patrick Thaler with an early start got a great run, later skiers so far struggling in the soft snow, losing a good chunk of time.
     
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    Really difficult sloppy conditions - guys losing around 1 sec each intermediate time.
     
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    Michael Matt wins! Ahead of Stefano Gross & Felix Neureuther. Marcel Hirscher 4th but good enough to also secure the Slalom title to go along with the GS and Overall. An excellent weekend for Marcel.
     
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    interesting that Mikaela's lead in the overall standings is being whittled away
    she's on 1323 but Ilka Stuhec is now at 1145, so it could well be close for the rest of the season
    the ladies' SG in Korea has seen a win for an Italian - Sofia Goggia - and Lindsey 2nd
    the Italians seem to be doing better this season
     
  12. Heinz

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    Stuhec has been dominant recently in the speed disciplines, Shiffrin in the technical ones.
    The Italian women have been particularly strong this year. The Italian men (mostly Südtiroler) have been good for a while.
     
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    Ilka has great style
    notwithstanding the injury list, the women's field is great
     
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    Out of the blue SL win at Oberschwang for Erin Melzynski this week. First Canadian to win a WC SL in 41 years!
     
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    Britteny Cox keeps on rolling. Wins the Moguls at the World Championships. Ikuma Horishima wins the men's in a huge upset.
     
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    AMAZING season for Britt! So excited. Cant wait to see what unfolds over the weekend for the other aussies!
     
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    excellent
     
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    Well done Scotty James.
     
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    Mikaela dominated at Squaw Valley this weekend - wins in both GS and slalom
    in slalom Wendy Holdener was ahead after the first run but she stacked just before the finish line on the second - fairly dramatic
    so slalom is sown up and probably the overall as well
     
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    First WC podium for Saalfelden gal Bernadette Schild.:thumbs:
     
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    she skied very well
    interesting to see how many seasoned competitors stuffed up
    or maybe it was about the average rate
    Chiara Costazza did well - she's mid 30s, got 5th
    I guess that's about Lindsey's age, but she's superhuman and contains more titanium than most
     
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    MS was lucky to win that Holdener had her on toast ..: both runs
     
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    the stack was amazingly bad luck
     
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    watching the women's Super-G today
    a fair number of stacks in the lower-middle areas of the course, where the sequences seemed fairly awkward
    I know it's not meant to be easy for them, but I wonder whether the designer of the run - one of the German coaches, apparently - gets to answer for that?
     
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    Oh god don't go there. So much politics in course setting at that level.
     
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    someone has to go there
    the race is worth watching just to see that issue - it looks fairly clear to me
    Lindsey Vonn was one of the casualties, as well as Sofia Goggia and others
    both contenders
    only 25 invitées for the final race, and it seems a pity for the season to end that way
     
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    I was going to mention that Tina Weirather won and just pipped Ilka Štuhec for the overall SG title
    also for once the commentators didn't mention Hanni and Harti
     
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    Two key crashes were for a different reason than the others: Goggia was absolutely charging when she fell, skied that lower steep section so well she had unexpected speed and line coming out. Vonn's crash was on a completely different part of the course, and again she skied a very aggressive line and clipped a gate trying to straighten out the exit from the airplane turn. Yes there were some DNFs on the lower steep section, lesser athletes struggling with pitch, turny set and late-in-run fatigue. They were late and low, fighting to stay in the course. Not at all like Vonn and Goggia.

    This race had men and women competing on the same terrain but a different set for each gender. Unusual to see men and women running speed events on the same track. LL is the only place it happens on the circuit and they have separate weekends. These events ran on the same day, no time for grooming and prep between runs - only inviting 25 per race is to allow this configuration to happen on the same day. I would suspect that the juries and course setters for ladies and mens events agreed to set the ladies course wider so as to leave some clean snow in the middle for the men. Doing it the other way around would have resulted in crazy high speeds for the women and probably even more DNFs. Watch the mens race and you'll see the difference especially in Airplane, the men ran it seemingly almost straight.
     
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    Todays little bit of awesome, 2017 World Junior champions

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    Austrian paper Krone reports that Hirscher not happy with the new skis he tested. Back onto the waist. Shorter radius returns ! We are all starting from zero .and i can make a campfire of all my notes from the last 5 years.
     
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    the course looks a bit flat
     
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    The Americans seem to have the knack of finding athletes that dominate. They don't load the top ten all the time like the Swiss and Austrians can, and they go long periods with no results, but when they do put someone on the podium, they generally go on to multiple wins. The Mahres, Tamara McKinney, Bode, Julia Mancuso, Lindsey Vonn, and now Mikaela. The Norwegians seem to have the same development model - smaller on numbers but bigger on quality and consistency.
     
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    it all seems to have ended too soon :(
     
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    missing a few in that pic as well (probably taken last year)
     
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    Very likely will be at next seasons Streif event for the 3rd time. Cant think of a better day off skiing activity.
     
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    The night slalom in Schladming in the week after is huge as well. Was I think 50,000 this year, even more than the Kitzbühel slalom.
     
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    Yeah i was in Saalbach last year when Skinavy went to it. Should have gone.
     
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    where do they put them?
     
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    Didn't make Schlamding, did go to the Women's Flachau night SL along with the Kitz SG (which marked 25 years in the RAN) and Zauchensee DH.
     
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    Are you back over in 2018 ?
     
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    much as I loved the downhill at Zauchensee, it's a pity they don't have this

     
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    There will possibly be a team going over, but I won't be in it. My next job starts in January.