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01-31-2016 11:46 AM
BodyServe
Re: Alpine Skiing thread

Even better than Hirscher, says it all really.
01-31-2016 09:24 AM
Kolya
Re: Alpine Skiing thread

What are you guys' thoughts on Henrik Kristoffersen?
01-30-2016 12:59 PM
Ertl93
Re: Alpine Skiing thread

Viki!! Well done!
01-26-2016 09:59 PM
ali
Re: Alpine Skiing thread

being an entry-level weather reports fan, how is the snow situation in this season.
enough volume with enough quality.
too less, too much.
general info appreciated.
01-26-2016 09:31 PM
Ertl93
Re: Alpine Skiing thread

Good result for the team!
01-26-2016 09:29 PM
Ertl93
Re: Alpine Skiing thread

Felix
01-26-2016 07:28 AM
Litotes
Re: Alpine Skiing thread

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Originally Posted by Kolya View Post
How long is Shiffrin out for?
Was supposed to be out for the season but she's been back on snow for a while now and hopes to be able to compete again soon.

Top athletes very often come back much faster than initial estimates. Especially young ones.
01-26-2016 02:42 AM
Kolya
Re: Alpine Skiing thread

How long is Shiffrin out for?
01-24-2016 12:40 PM
Ertl93
Re: Alpine Skiing thread

Good first run from Dopfer in 1st run!
01-23-2016 08:04 PM
Mateya
Re: Alpine Skiing thread

Yes, disgusting scenes and decition making today.

I don't watch skiing that much but today I watched this notorious Kitzbuhel downhill. Organizers doing everything to please VIPs including Schwarzeneger and Ecclestone.
I feel for the ones who crashed.

I have a plan to visit this place in the summer, combining it with visiting ATP 250 in Kitzbuhel
01-23-2016 06:28 PM
August
Re: Alpine Skiing thread - Wengen and Kitzbühel classics are here

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Originally Posted by samanosuke View Post
what a farce on Streif. a track shorter than minute, would be better to cancel it than from such legendary race make a farce
Mugzbühel could still find a way to be even muggier this year.

Already earlier this week, the forecast was that Saturday will have the worst weather of the week, Friday and Sunday are gonna be fine. If possible, the schedule gets modified in cases like that. For example, last year downhill and slalom were swapped in Wengen or super-G and downhill swapped in Val Gardena, or two years ago super-G and slalom swapped in Kitz. The sensible thing here would've been to put slalom for Saturday; visibility is the smallest problem there.

But no. The FIS do whatever to have the downhill on Saturday, to please the VIPs invited to watch the highlight of the weekend. Three skiers crashed heavily, two of them including the overall World Cup leader Aksel Lund Svindal with season-ending injuries. I don't praise the Austrian ski federation very often but this time I really have to; their president wanted to stop the race as too dangerous after Svindal's crash (IMO it should've never even started today), yet the arseclowns of FIS wanted to get official results and kept on racing in dangerous conditions till 30 men had started, to finish the race, yet still call it official.

I know it's a bad time to make jokes, especially nasty jokes, but I know how F1 fans like to blame Bernie Ecclestone for almost everything. I could blame him also here; he was one of the VIPs watching the race, for whom they raced putting racers' health in danger.
01-23-2016 01:15 PM
Kyrgyros
Re: Alpine Skiing thread

Do they have a mole at Hahnenkamm? Streitberger, Reichelt and Svindal all crashed at one particular spot, hopefully they are all right.
01-18-2016 06:36 PM
Ertl93
Re: Alpine Skiing thread

Rebensburg is back!
01-17-2016 07:17 AM
Litotes
Re: Alpine Skiing thread

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Originally Posted by August View Post
I'm one who ranks the World Cup Crystal Globes over Olympic/World Gold Medals. Vonn at four is still trailing Annemarie Moser-Pröll at six in overall World Cup titles. Yet she has the record of most discipline titles at 15, while AMP has 10(+2 combined titles that weren't awarded with Crystal Globes back then).

A question then is how many discipline titles the overall title equals to. Does Vonn have enough discipline titles to be greater than Moser-Pröll with more overall titles? Right now I'd still say no. It's still a gap of two overall titles and I don't think Vonn has enough discipline titles. Besides, when AMP raced there wasn't super-G and its discipline title available, and three of Vonn's discipline titles are from combi that had a Crystal Globe from 06/07 to 11/12.

Vonn has seven discipline titles in events you could win them in when AMP was active so surely she's trailing there too. AMP would certainly have won more Super-G cups than she won Giant Slalom ones.

Biggest deficit to me is still the three championship titles to AMP five, considering championships are much more frequent now she ought to be far ahead. AMP could conceivably win eight golds in four years. Vonn can win 15 in four years. So AMP won enough golds to fill 2,5 years of competition while Vonn has golds to fill 0,8 years, less than a third.
01-16-2016 11:08 PM
August
Re: Alpine Skiing thread

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Originally Posted by Litotes View Post
Vonn has just one Olympic Gold and two WC golds, which places her well outside the top-10 in that regard. She's sort of like the Jimmy Connors of alpine skiing. Lot of victories but not enough slams to be in the conversation.
I'm one who ranks the World Cup Crystal Globes over Olympic/World Gold Medals. Vonn at four is still trailing Annemarie Moser-Pröll at six in overall World Cup titles. Yet she has the record of most discipline titles at 15, while AMP has 10(+2 combined titles that weren't awarded with Crystal Globes back then).

A question then is how many discipline titles the overall title equals to. Does Vonn have enough discipline titles to be greater than Moser-Pröll with more overall titles? Right now I'd still say no. It's still a gap of two overall titles and I don't think Vonn has enough discipline titles. Besides, when AMP raced there wasn't super-G and its discipline title available, and three of Vonn's discipline titles are from combi that had a Crystal Globe from 06/07 to 11/12.
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