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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronic View Post
    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.
    Depends on your definition of buried. Based on what I know of splits from combined men's/women's training I would guess she might be as high as the 30's in a men's field. I know Vonn has been in there during some training sessions with men, and I assume Shiffrin is the same--and look at her margins against the women when she's on. She's demolishing them.
    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
    Yeah, it always seems to be the same story. I've been watching WC racing for 30 years and it's the rare racer who can keep up across the disciplines (typically these days it seems SL goes away once they start concentrating on speed--look at Svindal and Bode for prime examples). But there have been exceptions--and Hirscher only enters DH to score combined points, really.

    Quote Originally Posted by wasatchback View Post
    She's racing Lake Louise SG. Seems a bit odd as it's a total gliders course.
    But a good first WC for a SG novice.]

    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.
    Have heard exactly the same about her from coaches in VT who know her and her family. Said she would have to be forced off the hill to stop training. Wouldn't surprise me at all if she ends up being strong in SG this year. Look at how far she's come in GS.

    Quote Originally Posted by doebedoe View Post
    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.
    See earlier comment about her being ahead of the course. That's really what it comes down to--funny, because it's the same thing at all levels of ski racing, really.

    Quote Originally Posted by ml242 View Post
    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?
    Possibly, but the way she generates speed in GS and SL I wouldn't rule out her being able to do the same, depending on the set, in SG. It really all comes down to whether they set it tech or more like a DH. I think.
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    15th in SG today, not bad. She'll be on the podium soon enough.
    There's nothing better than sliding down snow... flying through the air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter Rutecki View Post
    Depends on your definition of buried. Based on what I know of splits from combined men's/women's training I would guess she might be as high as the 30's in a men's field. I know Vonn has been in there during some training sessions with men, and I assume Shiffrin is the same--and look at her margins against the women when she's on. She's demolishing them.
    Ya, it's hard to say. Back when I raced with her up until a few years ago she was still not quite on the level of top guys her age. Now those same guys can't even get spots on the WC, or even stack up in europa cups or whatever. Watching this weekend at Beaver Creek. Holy shit. It's not easy to get a second run in a world cup tech event. Those dudes are all so fast and so powerful in their skiing. Now I do think shiffrin is far more talented that most of the guys out there today. Its just such a different playing field.
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    What a great role model a young generation of ski racers have to watch, it has been fun watching her career in which she has only got better in each passing year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaterdit View Post
    15th in SG today, not bad. She'll be on the podium soon enough.
    A handful of those will go a long way towards a big globe

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    Crashed today free skiing the course. Waiting on MRI. +++vibes+++
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    Fuck, hope she's ok.
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    Oh man that really sucks. Hopefully it's minor.
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    Says she has bone bruising and a MCL injury, she's flying home for further eval
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    Overall good news. Hope it's minimal. Sometimes a contusion can be worse then the mcl and linger for some time.
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    fak!
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    Dang - mcl's not always a huge deal but the way she torques around those gates she needs all her ligaments intact!Hoping minor too
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    She's out for the season. MCL tear and TP bruise. No surgery, just therapy and rest, plus no skiing.

    Wise move. M's got a long career ahead, with lots of potential wins.
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    Man, bummer but she'll come back strong.
    There's nothing better than sliding down snow... flying through the air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charles martel View Post
    She's out for the season. MCL tear and TP bruise. No surgery, just therapy and rest, plus no skiing.
    Too bad, but she's so young that she has another whole decade to dominate. Hope she heals well.
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    Damn it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by My Pet Powder Goat View Post
    Damn it!
    I know. But, she'll be back.
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    Mikaela's an elite athlete, World Champion and Olympic Gold Medallist. Here's what she does in the gym during the summer:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o58-ShrQxzw

    She'll be back.
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    Ugh. That sucks.
    Figured she goes cliff jumping with Mancuso during her off season. Guess not.
    No longer stuck.

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    On her twitter, she makes it sound like she might make it back this season!!

    https://twitter.com/mikaelashiffrin/...81981158539264

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbtree View Post
    On her twitter, she makes it sound like she might make it back this season!!

    https://twitter.com/mikaelashiffrin/...81981158539264
    Sounds like she is coming back February 15th for a rescheduled slalom. The young a heal fast

    https://www.facebook.com/MikaelaShiffrin/?fref=nf

    She is only 300 points back in the Slalom standings. I wonder if she can make a challenge for the lead?
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    Damn, she's looking pretty good.

    https://www.facebook.com/LovelandSki...6253304745768/

    I really like that viewing angle.

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    That angle is awesome. It boggles my mind that she can be back on the snow, in perfect form, so soon.
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    Holy shit.
    No longer stuck.

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    Just an uneducated guess.

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