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Racing FIS World Cup 2018/2019

Discussion in 'Events & FIS' started by Kletterer, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Funny seeing Ramon Zehnhausern on Swiss TV earlier then interviewed on Austrian TV just now. On Austrian TV he tries to speak a Swiss version of Hochdeutsch and is mostly understandable. Earlier on Swiss TV when he was on a heli joy flight earlier back in Switzerland for a Swiss audience I could barely understand a word.
     
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    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Snow looks a bit icier today (at least up top) than last couple of days which is good.
     
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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Slight lead to Marcel.......
     
  4. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Marcel!! 1.7s ahead of Henrik.
     
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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    But Pintarault only 0.5 behind. Henrik has had a shocker I reckon.
     
  6. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Alexis was there until the steep section at the bottom.
     
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  7. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yule had a good run going until the Steilhang.
     
  8. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Transition into the Steilhang catching a few out (as it should be)
     
  9. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looking promising at the halfway point. Pinturault is the wild card.
     
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    definitely better today than most of this week
    it’s my day off so I’m having a ski until the second leg of the slalom, followed by the closing ceremony
    first 78 volunteers to arrive will get to hold a flag
    meanwhile on the slopes, it’s the beginning of something called ‘sport week’ which sounds great but means a great many swedish persons on the hill
     
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  11. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Possible retirement run from Mattias Hargin.
     
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    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    he just did an interview
    in swedish, but sounded a bit like bye-bye
     
  13. sly_karma

    sly_karma Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Zernhausens time surprisingly robust.
     
  14. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    nice one Michi
     
  15. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    here we go
     
  16. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Austria happy

     
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    Austria sweep the podium
     
  19. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Marcel, Michael, Marco that's more like it!! :clap:
     
  20. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Marcel looked like he was labouring on the lower half. Amazing being able to win like that when you're not 100%.
     
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    sly_karma Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Finally something for the Austrians to celebrate, the big sweep.
     
  22. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    that's a relief
     
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    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think I recall someone saying the target was 7-8 medals. They ended up with 8 (1 Gold, 4 Silver, 3 Bronze). Just not counting on getting 3 of them in the last race.
     
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    Meanwhile at the grass roots... yesterday was the best ski day of the season so far for most of us, followed by a meeting in the club cabin to go over details for next month's tech series at Apex, 11 events in 6 days including night dual. Lots of moving parts to make this happen but it should net us about 10K to help with running costs like coach salaries etc.

     
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    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    world championship medals
    all the major countries got something
    Swedes were disappointed
    no US male athlete got a medal - three of theirs are Mikaela, and Lindsey’s is one of the bronze

     
  27. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well done on your on the ground reporting.:thumbs:
    Are you heading to the parallel slalom in Stockholm Tuesday night as well or having a rest?
     
  28. person s

    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I don’t need a rest - I find this kind of stuff energising
    I actually somehow missed the details re Stockholm
    currently on train to Trondheim, sleeper to Oslo then home via Doha
    I think I’ll need a rest after that
     
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    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    nice backdrop
     
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    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    he looked great from where I was standing
    I haven’t really followed him much - he’s brilliant
     
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  31. CarveMan

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    Can ski a bit.
     
  32. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    He said afterwards he attacked up top, but when it got a bit bumpy in the middle he backed off a touch to avoid what happened to Pinturault, then attacked the final section. Also not the first time he has had the added pressure of delivering a gold on the last day. Schladming 2013 was similar.

    Now it is back to World cup and securing another set of titles.
     
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    You mean the snow covered trees or the old DH skis with bindings used as coathooks?
     
  34. person s

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    out the window
     
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    watching the Stockholm night slalom in Oslo hotel with Norwegian commentary
    a few stuff ups by stars eg Hirscher, Myhrer and Vlhova
    Yule landed on his bum off the jump in the small final
    women:
    1 Shiffrin
    2 Geiger
    3 Swenn Larsson
    men:
    1 Zenhaeusern
    2 Myhrer
    3 Schwarz
    the cameras pick up more in the city events eg Yule doing a Nadal / Rain Man routine in the starting gate
     
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    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    If I knew it was on, I might have gone tonight!!
    It's really close to the Stockholm city centre.
    Heading back to Japan tomorrow.
     
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    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    mentioned above - Heinz #727
    if I’d known a few months ago that it was on, I wouldn’t be in Oslo
    Norwegian tv interspersing with Swindal’s greatest hits - best so far an incredible downhill in Val d’Isère in 2009
     
  38. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not sure how much of a 'stuff up' Hirscher was. He encountered Zenhäusern in a Q/F who is a parallel slalom specialist and would have been a clear favourite for this event. He is a big guy and he just smashes through the gates with that double fist style. Very hard to beat. PSL is sort of like the T20 of ski racing.

    Importantly though Marcel did enough to secure the slalom title for the 6th time with 2 races still to go. :thumbs:
     
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    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    The Nordic world championships have now started in Seefeld, Austria running from today through to March 3. Cross country, ski jumping and combination.
    https://www.seefeld2019.com/en/
     
  41. person s

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    one of my fellow Åre 2019 volunteers went home to Switzerland, had a shower and a change and headed off to Seefeld
    she has already posted pics on fb - it does look nice
    she blocks out the whole of Feb every year for this kind of stuff
     
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    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Frida got the king’s medal, with blue band for her achievements in skiing



    the king and queen were at the world championships over several days, as were the crown princes of Sweden and Norway
    in other news, I left my Åre 2019 volunteer beanie at Oslo airport
     
  43. hongomania

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    Live super G action from Bulgaria at the moment. Snow cover looks average there but pretty cool the way mountains explode out of the valley
     
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  44. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Actually the SuperG part of the combined. Pinturault the clear favorite for this only 0.16 sec behind. Marco Schwarz who won the first combi unfortunately injured his knee landing the jump so won't be doing the slalom. Hopefully not too bad.
     
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    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Slalom leg on now and once again the time gaps between the top slalom skiers and the rest are much greater than the gap between the top downhillers and the rest. The speed specialists are losing a full second on just the top third of the slalom run.
     
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    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Alexis wins it comfortably as expected. Marcel though with an equal best slalom time moved up from 20th to take 2nd to pick up another 80 pts in the overall which was this main aim.
     
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    No ............... how could you forget THAT hat ?
     
  48. person s

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    I lose stuff everywhere
     
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    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nasty crash for Ilke Stuhec at start of downhill in Crans-Montana.

    Back on her feet and skied down.