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    Quote Originally Posted by Goniff View Post
    Too bad the race times weren't shown. It would have been interesting to compare the ladies' and men's times. Racing Shiffrin and Myhrer against each other would have been fun to watch, too.
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    The dual format is maybe 22 seconds and almost completely non-technical- no rhythm changes. In previous years the top womens times have been within ~0.5-1 second of the top men.

    Mikaela has an outside chance to break Tina Maze's record point total from 2013. Maze won in all 5 disciplines that year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Can you just please go away? This thread is about Ms. Shiffren killing it on the World Cup. You on the other hand are a putz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by philippeR View Post
    Eh, for what it's worth, Enak Gavaggio, a very strong skier but obviously far from an elite alpine racer, ran a world cup SL (Zagreb 2015) 12% slower than Mikaela and a GS (Val d'IsŤre 2016) 20% slower than Alexis Pinturault.
    From the look of it, it could have been much worse. His form is so much worse.

    SL (Race from 8')
    https://youtu.be/kPHI5sB7K1M

    GS (Race from 12:25)
    https://youtu.be/86tRv5NKRGk
    I actually thought the SL would be much worse. He actually didn't look much worse than when you see some DH specialists in a combined getting crushed by the SL specialists. And I think Gavaggio beat some WC skiers in at least one X Games skiercross years ago. Pretty instructive to see him down to Mikaela by about 12 seconds.

    Of course, Mikaela's arms are flailing so much...
    She has trouble with pull-ups. She sucks.
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    Since this thread is off the tracks : I'm always amazed to see how few women are involved in the organization and coaching side of women ski racing. I don't think there's a single female in the briefing room, for the bib draw in Zagreb...
    Looked like you were right. Remarkable.

    Is Stuhec's mother her coach, or just her ski tech? I know she is the only female ski tech (men's and women's). I think she might be the only one in WC history.

    USST has at least one female coach as I remember she became the first women to ever set a course last year.

    Have to assume that if women like Vonn or Shiffrin (or guys like Ligety, Ganong, etc.) wanted women coaches they would be hired, though.
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    Shiffrin's mom is her coach.
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    Your mom is my coach

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~mikey b View Post
    Your mom is my coach
    Well played, Mikey. That is what we are all here for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by philippeR View Post

    Edit :
    Since this thread is off the tracks : I'm always amazed to see how few women are involved in the organization and coaching side of women ski racing. I don't think there's a single female in the briefing room, for the bib draw in Zagreb...
    It's not as bad at the collegiate levels in the US. Williams and Bates both have women as their head coach.

    According to my friend on a college ski team, the female Williams head coach is the highest paid ski coach in the NCAA (somehow).

    There are quite a few assistant/graduate assistant coaches who are female as well (UNH, BC, MIDD, UAA, and UU).

    It's getting better at the FIS level too. When I was still racing FIS (6 years ago was my last race), there were maybe 2-3 female coaches that I saw on a consistent basis (indicating a high level program). Now? It's easily double that, and I only see a few collegiate races a year.

    I think the biggest hindrance, like in a lot of physical/outdoorsy lines of work is the whole pregnancy "issue". It isn't easy to travel as much as international coaches do when one wants to start a family. Being absent on a circuit like the WC isn't really acceptable for some athletes and nations, regardless of the reason.

    A certain US coach who has been sick/injured this year is getting a lot of pressure from a certain athlete's mother to either step down or face removal. So far it hasn't happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter Rutecki View Post
    I actually thought the SL would be much worse. He actually didn't look much worse than when you see some DH specialists in a combined getting crushed by the SL specialists. And I think Gavaggio beat some WC skiers in at least one X Games skiercross years ago. Pretty instructive to see him down to Mikaela by about 12 seconds.
    I think he beat Nobis (and Shane) in 1999. So there's that ! (There's no results history page on the XGames website. WTF)

    Quote Originally Posted by nyskirat View Post
    It's not as bad at the collegiate levels in the US. Williams and Bates both have women as their head coach.

    According to my friend on a college ski team, the female Williams head coach is the highest paid ski coach in the NCAA (somehow).

    There are quite a few assistant/graduate assistant coaches who are female as well (UNH, BC, MIDD, UAA, and UU).

    It's getting better at the FIS level too. When I was still racing FIS (6 years ago was my last race), there were maybe 2-3 female coaches that I saw on a consistent basis (indicating a high level program). Now? It's easily double that, and I only see a few collegiate races a year.

    I think the biggest hindrance, like in a lot of physical/outdoorsy lines of work is the whole pregnancy "issue". It isn't easy to travel as much as international coaches do when one wants to start a family. Being absent on a circuit like the WC isn't really acceptable for some athletes and nations, regardless of the reason.

    A certain US coach who has been sick/injured this year is getting a lot of pressure from a certain athlete's mother to either step down or face removal. So far it hasn't happened.
    Interesting. I guess for a female coach to break through, she would have to coach a future star (ŗ la Vonn or Schiffrin) from a
    grass roots level to the WC. Or to be her / his mom...
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    Quote Originally Posted by philippeR View Post
    I think he beat Nobis (and Shane) in 1999. So there's that ! (There's no results history page on the XGames website. WTF)



    Interesting. I guess for a female coach to break through, she would have to coach a future star (ŗ la Vonn or Schiffrin) from a
    grass roots level to the WC. Or to be her / his mom...
    Yep.

    Second run for Zagreb is today at 10 am EST.

    Shiffrin leads after 1

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    She leads by 1.44 I think....
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    I don't know what happened between Charter-Spectrum and NBC Sports but all of the sudden my cable provider isn't listed as an option on the NBCSp site. Therefore I am unable to watch .
    I am following the Live Timing via FIS online. It really looks like the later running skiers are struggling. Is the snow soft and getting badly rutted?
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    Shiffrin

    Iím watching the Olympic Channel right now.
    Itís not so much rutted as itís just wet and slow feeling.

    Edit to add: 6 to go and snowing hard.

    Double poling to finish: 1:59 ahead.
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    And another win in the books (by 1.59 sec). Looks like she CRUSHED the last section of the course after bleeding time in the first two intervals.
    But is she elite?
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    Yes!!!

    Found it on youtube (just googled "watch ladies slalom" and got a live link), it had a slight delay from the updating on the FIS site. She looked like she was slowing down a bit, and was going to coast to victory because of such a hudge initial margin, but somehow managed to find a shit ton on time, over a half second, on the bottom of the course to widen her margin!
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    Quote Originally Posted by From_the_NEK View Post
    And another win in the books (by 1.59 sec). Looks like she CRUSHED the last section of the course after bleeding time in the first two intervals.
    But is she elite?
    a natural athlete would have won by at least 2 seconds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    a natural athlete would have won by at least 2 seconds.
    A natural athlete with no throttle control would have tried to win by 2 seconds but would have DNF'd . However, Mikaela (the complete package) Shiffrin, knows that she just needed to take care of business and finish without any major mistakes. Her 75% on run #2 was still good enough to improve her margin by an additional .18 seconds.
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    Her second run was amazing. Dumping wet snow, the course was quickly deteriorating and getting rutted with soft snow piles. She picked her spots to be conservative was aggressive when possible and secured the win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~mikey b View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyskirat View Post
    It's not as bad at the collegiate levels in the US. Williams and Bates both have women as their head coach.

    According to my friend on a college ski team, the female Williams head coach is the highest paid ski coach in the NCAA (somehow).

    There are quite a few assistant/graduate assistant coaches who are female as well (UNH, BC, MIDD, UAA, and UU).

    It's getting better at the FIS level too. When I was still racing FIS (6 years ago was my last race), there were maybe 2-3 female coaches that I saw on a consistent basis (indicating a high level program). Now? It's easily double that, and I only see a few collegiate races a year.

    I think the biggest hindrance, like in a lot of physical/outdoorsy lines of work is the whole pregnancy "issue". It isn't easy to travel as much as international coaches do when one wants to start a family. Being absent on a circuit like the WC isn't really acceptable for some athletes and nations, regardless of the reason.

    A certain US coach who has been sick/injured this year is getting a lot of pressure from a certain athlete's mother to either step down or face removal. So far it hasn't happened.
    Heh, my guess is that that certain athlete's mother gets her way soon. Would that ultimately be Tiger Shaw's call?

    FWIW, here in Southern VT there are a (small) handful of female coaches, and I think it is the same in Central and Northern. I could be wrong, but I can't think of any female head coaches in VT.

    For several years our program has actively sought a female coach (we have never had one), but we just haven't had a real taker. On a certain level I feel like maybe most women are too sane to coach ski racing. Sometimes I am barely deranged enough to do it.
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    Highlights of the first run and then Mikaela's second run, which took place under the lights and was dumping snow.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=LCwQBfc8kVw

    She got a nice compliment from Bode who told a reporter, "She's the best I've ever seen." High praise indeed.
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    She's a magnificent and superior force of nature that's for sure. I just hope she can keep her focus and discipline amidst all the praise and hype, but something tells me that will come naturally to her as well.
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    Awesome how she was poling between gates for speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenboy View Post
    Yeah, I was just going to post this: https://www.skimag.com/uncategorized...ars-in-jamaica The skiers always crushed the other athletes.
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