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    She's crazy good...
    ROLL TIDE ROLL

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    She is crazy hot.
    You are the mission Bob.

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    ^^^Yup.
    There's nothing better than sliding down snow... flying through the air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottyb View Post
    She is crazy hot.
    Frida Hansdotter isn't so bad either, same with Lara Gut..

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    Yeah all of them. Nothing beats a chick who rips!
    There's nothing better than sliding down snow... flying through the air.

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    yup yessir mmmhmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronic View Post
    Hey man she's from VAIL not Burke
    She was born in Vail, but both her parents are from/raced in VT (I believe), and she was always a VARA (VT racing) racer growing up. Her father worked at Dartmouth and was always pretty involved in the VT ski racing machinery (again, VARA--their slogan: keeping ski racing first in VT, and VT ski racers first in the world (mission accomplished)).

    I expect multiple overall globes for MS in the next few years, and she could set 'modern' records for time differentials in SL. I know she's been training SG over the past year (I think she may enter some this year), and once she has speed events dialed in it's over for everyone else. She could really be the female Stenmark. I would say more talented than Vonn, even (If you look at where she was back when she was MS's age (and her name was Kildow), she has nothing on MIkaela).
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    Quote Originally Posted by sicktird View Post

    yup yessir mmmhmm.

    Great montage

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    Her balance is second to none in the race world. Her ability to keep her chest and head down the fall line is just incredible. She has mastered the separation of upper and lower body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyskirat View Post
    Her balance is second to none in the race world. Her ability to keep her chest and head down the fall line is just incredible. She has mastered the separation of upper and lower body.
    Sounds kinky

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    Quote Originally Posted by sicktird View Post

    yup yessir mmmhmm.
    thats kind a trippy
    You are the mission Bob.

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    Just saw her on MNF skiing in a Denver jersey--never mind about the VT stuff. CO can have her...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyskirat View Post
    Her balance is second to none in the race world. Her ability to keep her chest and head down the fall line is just incredible. She has mastered the separation of upper and lower body.
    Not to get all Epicski here, but what I see her in her skiing (the montage doesn't show this so well, I don't think) is somewhat like Ligety--extraordinary edge angles and the ability to very precisely pressure the ski at exactly the right time. She knows how much angle and pressure she can get away with throughout the turn and seems to max that out, which is what makes her fast. I think there are fast racers who have just as good upper/lower body separation (and there are racers who don't do that as well but still win races), but what separates Shiffrin is that sort of feel and power throughout the turn. Regardless, she's pretty amazing--I'm guessing she could race against the men and not get buried. She's definitely the best in the world without a significant rival at the moment (and I think she is now the best in the world in 2 events).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter Rutecki View Post
    Not to get all Epicski here, but what I see her in her skiing (the montage doesn't show this so well, I don't think) is somewhat like Ligety--extraordinary edge angles and the ability to very precisely pressure the ski at exactly the right time. She knows how much angle and pressure she can get away with throughout the turn and seems to max that out, which is what makes her fast. I think there are fast racers who have just as good upper/lower body separation (and there are racers who don't do that as well but still win races), but what separates Shiffrin is that sort of feel and power throughout the turn. Regardless, she's pretty amazing--I'm guessing she could race against the men and not get buried. She's definitely the best in the world without a significant rival at the moment (and I think she is now the best in the world in 2 events).
    The last three gates, look at her upper body in between the turn transition (She's hunched over (head/chest into fall line)).

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    I see her train in the neighborhood alot in the summer....she's nowhere near the size of Vonn. Makes me wonder if she'll ever be that dominant in the speed events. She a crazy good technical skier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by montanaskier View Post
    I see her train in the neighborhood alot in the summer....she's nowhere near the size of Vonn. Makes me wonder if she'll ever be that dominant in the speed events. She a crazy good technical skier.
    I really hope she at least gets top10 competitive in SG so she is in the fight for the overall world cup where being good in the speed events is a huge advantage.
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    Daron Rahlves was tiny compared to the average guy in DH and made it work...I don't think Fenninger is that big. Sure, a disadvantage on gliding courses, but in SG and technical DH courses I think Shiffrin will crush it. She'll also bulk up over the next few years to some extent.
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    [QUOTE=Dexter Rutecki;4605027]Not to get all Epicski here, but what I see her in her skiing (the montage doesn't show this so well, I don't think) is somewhat like Ligety

    Quiet upper body, cross under not cross over, definite eastern hard snow skiing. Anyone who grew up back there knows the differences it takes between skiing soft surfy snow and WC ice (which is typical eastern skiing on a Sunday afternoon). It is an art form. And fucking cool to watch. Besides her being hot...if only I was 30 years younger, better looking...yadayadayada...

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    Here she is skiing my living room:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter Rutecki View Post
    She was born in Vail, but both her parents are from/raced in VT (I believe), and she was always a VARA (VT racing) racer growing up. Her father worked at Dartmouth and was always pretty involved in the VT ski racing machinery (again, VARA--their slogan: keeping ski racing first in VT, and VT ski racers first in the world (mission accomplished)).

    I expect multiple overall globes for MS in the next few years, and she could set 'modern' records for time differentials in SL. I know she's been training SG over the past year (I think she may enter some this year), and once she has speed events dialed in it's over for everyone else. She could really be the female Stenmark. I would say more talented than Vonn, even (If you look at where she was back when she was MS's age (and her name was Kildow), she has nothing on MIkaela).
    Dex -- don't forget,

    " The skiing is the easy part ... "


    I'm not a big Vonn fan. But let's give her credit for her success :
    For Ten years(,) She is A Force in Racing .
    discussion of her racing speed events against men was seriously considered -- are you kidding me ... ?

    ... you gapic guys who want to dissect her skiing make me laugh :
    you may be able to offer subtle "coaching" , but any thing like this is a gift and an art :
    after about Age 7 - you cannot teach this : This is inate.


    me - myself ... I am going to enjoy the beauty and the wonder that this young woman is on skis . . .

    ... remiinds me of a lad from New Hampshire almost twenty years ago . . .


    Bode changed the game .

    (( before him, Ingemar changed the game, too. as did Tomba ... ))


    Hey ! Be Safe out there ... ! skiJ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter Rutecki View Post
    Regardless, she's pretty amazing--I'm guessing she could race against the men and not get buried. She's definitely the best in the world without a significant rival at the moment (and I think she is now the best in the world in 2 events).
    She skis like a dude, very solid and strong. But she would get buried in a men's WC field. Not to be too sexist, but it's just a completely different ball game.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter Rutecki View Post
    Daron Rahlves was tiny compared to the average guy in DH and made it work...I don't think Fenninger is that big. Sure, a disadvantage on gliding courses, but in SG and technical DH courses I think Shiffrin will crush it. She'll also bulk up over the next few years to some extent.
    Very true, size is less of an issue in women's speed events and Fennigner and Lara gut are proof of that. She could get good at SG, but it's pretty rare to be the dominant SL figure and be able to keep up in DH. Just look at Marcel hirscher's last few world cup downhill starts, I think he was dead last in training to at Beaver Creek
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    She's racing Lake Louise SG. Seems a bit odd as it's a total gliders course.

    It was crazy to watch her in the Aspen SLs. She was the only chick that was ahead of the course. The rest of them were in the back seat and skiing from behind. That hill is pretty tough for chicks and she made it look so good. Too me her balance is the most amazing part and what separates her. She is always so rock solid technically. There are other girls that create more edge angle but no one can match her form.

    My wife spends a lot of time
    With her and says she is the most focused dedicated person she's ever met and my wife ski raced at a pretty high level.

    I bet she wins a SG by the end of the year. Gonna have to be a technical hill. Fenninger is not big at all, neither is Gut.

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    Excited to watch her race speed, to see if she can maintain the beautiful, unflappable, technique.

    What is amazing to me is how quickly her edge angles get ramped up -- well before the apex of the turn. Whereas it seems most others have higher edge angles later in the turn past the apex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasatchback View Post
    She's racing Lake Louise SG. Seems a bit odd as it's a total gliders course.
    Maybe it's just a confidence builder so she can finish a few on the tour and then start to make adjustments and get really aggressive?
    .....I hope you know that this will go down on your permanent record

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    Fenninger... mmm.... racer chicks are so hot. Shiffrin is just so much fun to watch ski.

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