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    There are some athletes who are truly transcendent and I think she is one of them. We're talking about something on the level of Wayne Gretzky, Tiger Woods or Michael Phelps. It is astonishing when people like this can be that much better than other athletes that are themselves considered the elite athletes in the sport.

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    ^^^ Especially as times progress. I read an article about how for example when an athlete pioneers something, they can be far ahead of the other competitors, but then of course, the competitors copy what they're doing. Now with video, etc. it's much easier to replicate the "new" process. She doesn't seem to be doing something that is easily copied. (There are lots of kids putting forth youtubes of Currie's dribbling warm-up for example.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by plugboots View Post
    She doesn't seem to be doing something that is easily copied.
    Exactly. Her feel for the snow is just so much better than everyone else. She can find speed (LOTS of it) where others can't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by From_the_NEK View Post
    Exactly. Her feel for the snow is just so much better than everyone else. She can find speed (LOTS of it) where others can't.
    I think this is often where that other worldly talent comes into play. Typically these types of athletes aren't necessarily bigger or stronger than other athletes, they just have off the charts proprioception. They have an innate "feel" for the snow, water, whatever. There was a kid I swam with last year (he's now at Stanford) who had this gift. When you watched him swim it looked like he was exerting about half the effort of everyone else in the pool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by From_the_NEK View Post
    Exactly. Her feel for the snow is just so much better than everyone else. She can find speed (LOTS of it) where others can't.
    I'm not so sure, women's technical skiing (esp. SL) is at the weakest point in decades, Maze and Schild are out and we’ve lost Zettel and Reich. Shiffrin is just technically very good.
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    1st slalom of the year, first win. Beast....
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    2nd in the GS a few weeks back too
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    10/10

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    Shiffrin

    This is how it's done kids. She is so natural it's fucking ridiculous. Cruises the SL course. You haven't yet and won't soon again see any other skier race like this for a long time.





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    Psyched to see her race at Killington.

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    Shiffrin

    Everyone should download the US skiing app because it shows results, and usually it'll show the videos of US skiers.
    Their Facebook feed is where they usually post the videos:

    I just watched that again, and first off she is an unbelievably great skier, second, it's so cool to watch it without any announcer blabbing. You get to hear her breathing.
    Last edited by plugboots; 11-14-2016 at 08:44 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plugboots View Post
    Everyone should download the US skiing app because it shows results, and usually it'll show the videos of US skiers.
    Great tip, just downloaded it.
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    Everyone knows that the Killington women's world cup is on NBC at 3:00 Eastern for today's GS and tomorrow's slalom, yes? I think live streaming on nbc.com as well. Go Mikaela!

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    Shiffrin

    Also keep an eye out for Keely Cashman, a local girl (to me) making her World Cup debut.
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    Yeah, eight U.S. women racing this weekend, three of them including Keely getting their first world cup start. Good luck, all!

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    anybody know where it is being broadcast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyeaster View Post
    anybody know where it is being broadcast?


    Quote Originally Posted by telefreewasatch View Post
    Everyone knows that the Killington women's world cup is on NBC at 3:00 Eastern for today's GS and tomorrow's slalom, yes? I think live streaming on nbc.com as well. Go Mikaela!
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    thanks, b.h. i guess i still haven't learned to read before i ask!

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    So I missed the second run this afternoon, what happened? I know she was 8th after the first run...

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    Shiffrin finished 5th, good second run but held back too much in the 1st. Only American to make the flip. 5 Italians in the top 10! Really tough conditions...foggy and 40 something degrees...the pitches were full of holes after not many skiers, and they couldn't see them in the bad light.

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    Yay, Tessa !
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    5th yesterday but today another slalom win. Some mistakes on the 2nd run but she was pushing hard and managed to increase her advatage.
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    when is the last time anyone strung together Wins like this ?

    ( I got Ingemar winning every GS in '79. or

    Klammer winning 5/6 in 1975 )
    Last edited by skiJ; 11-27-2016 at 06:37 PM.

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    Shiffrin on Saturday in the GS at Killington.





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    6th win in a row today on Universal HD @ 3:00 EST
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