Racing World Cup 2017/2018

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  1. Kletterer

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    Almost time. Pre qualified entry to Jumping events has been scrapped. Top 10 ranked previously did not have to qualify but now have to make the cut ( top 50) like the rest do.
     
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    The big news in the off season was that Marcel Hirscher broke his ankle training on the Mölltaler glacier in Austria in August and is still in plaster, so will be a non starter for the opening giant slalom in Sölden. He is hoping for a return around December which will make it difficult to defend overall title. I think there may be more of a focus on the Olympics in February.
     
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    Hirscher was on the treadmill Sept 8, so good chance of reaching his goal of doing Beaver Creek. He commented that if this goes well the rest will fall into place.
     
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    Kristoffersen is looking better in his latest GS training sessions. Has even been doing Super G training. :thumbs:
     
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    Posted this in the Lindsay Vonn thread, but certainly belongs here as a build up to the season. This is Hans Knauss ex racer and now commentator for ORF Austrian TV doing the camera run just prior to the start of the 2017 Kitzbühel downhill.
    I actually met Hans when he just starting on the team during their summer training in Valle Nevado in Chile in 1993. At that stage his older brother Bernhard was better known being on the US pro circuit.

     
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    Had a bit of fun and did a very rough translation of the commentary above.

    I have of course the best start number. From here it is a dream, conditions could not be better, the only thing is up here it is extremely icy. I believe I better go ahead and throw myself down as behind me Steve Nyman is already waiting and he will rip this course for sure.

    So away, to the fence and over towards the Mausefalle and jump - up to 40-50m. Down to the U-turn and here it's icy - crazy! Lets see if we can try and hold a halfway high line, entry to the Steilhang. Now we are way too low - damn!! This will be tight! Brückenschuss - this is no run, this is a ride. Gchöss, wow it was icy up there! This is crazy. Jump into the Alte Schneise, 30m, watch the skis, it is brutal here and now to the Seidleluck, over, pressure forward, go with it and over, left turn, over to the net, entry to the Lärchenschuss and now, slightly overshot the the corner, round to the Hausberg correction Lärchenschuss. Now entry to the upper Hausberg, thighs are burning, tight line double left, before us the Hausbergkante, jump into the compression and now into the completely frozen traverse, are you insane! That really throws you, this is tight, 140kmh, stay forward, Zielsprung, the last metres and over the line.


    Thanks, made it down safely, It is no run, it is a ride. Up top fearfully icy, the carousel is the key section, into the
    Steilhang is top level sport in the finest. All the best, Ciao.
     
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    brilliant
     
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    I’d like to see a literal translation of “Bist du deppert“
     
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    this?
     
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    Being a depp is bad- being a trottel is worse.
     
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    Ein Trottel findet immer einen größeren Trottel, der ihn bewundert!
     
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    A very common Austrian term, normally more less "are you stupid". When Hans used on the icy traverse I interpreted it more as "are you insane".

    https://www.thelocal.at/20160805/10-pieces-of-austrian-slang-youll-never-learn-in-class

     
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    I enjoy Hans Knauss's commentary (camera run & studio), always entertaining. And he's Steierisch which is a dialect I'm more used to hearing so I find him easy to understand.
     
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    One of the actors is named Fleischhaker ( Meat hacker ) LOL
     
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    ok, digressing a bit here (but season is still a few weeks away). I had to google the TV show "Bist du deppert". It looks like one of their themes is commentating on government waste of tax payer money. This episode was on the reduction in council areas in the Steiermark and the merger of two districts Hartberg & Fürstenfeld into a new district of wait for it ..... Hartberg-Fürstenfeld. Pretty familiar themes really.


    Fürstenfeld of course is well known for this old hit from the 80's which is still regularly played at Apres Ski parties.
    Despite having spent quite a bit of time in Graz not far away I've never made it there. Must do it one day.
     
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    I liked the observation that the Mayor of Hartberg is a marathon runner and the distance from his house in Hartberg to Fürstenfeld is 42km.
     
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    Steiricher blut ist kein nudel suppen. LOLLOLLOL
     
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    Jo klor.
     
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    Back on topic, a few days ago Marcel Hirscher had his first turns again on skis on the Kitzsteinhorn. Still feeling a fair bit of pain. He is hoping for return to the World cup circuit perhaps in December but not expecting much. Overall title this year he says is not a consideration. Focus will be on the Olympics.
     
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    Yeah. Looks ok in the video on instagram.
     
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    But he commented later on how painful it felt afterwards.
     
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