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    Love Shiffrin and all but if I'm gonna pick an athlete to be a groupie of it would be her good friend Goggia. Shiffrin is so centered and bulletproof....hard for me to relate to that. To me, save for her skiing, she seems all of 22.

    Vonn doesn't give a shit what we think. She likes poking people and pushing our comfort zone and she can because she is the speed queen. I like that about her.

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    I agree, Shiff is way too cold for me. Viva italia
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    I have no issue with Vonn and her publicity. She knows she's in a sport where it could all end tomorrow. Make that money while you can and set yourself up for life after racing.
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    Judging by body language when she finishes races, she is really starting to struggle with how she is "supposed" to act. She knows she is getting past the point of "golly gee, I won that race, I'm so surprised". Rolling out that reaction has become forced to some extent.

    At this point she is the best racer on the hill by a wide margin and everyone knows it. She is trying to balance her reaction with "I'm the best and I just beat you by three touchdowns" and "I won but I respect my opponents and they are my friends". That can be an exhausting line to walk and she will be walking it for many years to come.
    Last edited by From_the_NEK; 03-14-2017 at 01:34 PM.
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    I noticed that too ^^^^ Hopefully she can stay humble while destroying the competition. I could see that being tiring after awhile. She reminds me of Tiger Woods in his prime.
    Love watching her race.

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    World Cup Overall Title...Congratulations

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    Quote Originally Posted by From_the_NEK View Post
    Judging by body language when she finishes races, she is really starting to struggle with how she is "supposed" to act. She knows she is getting past the point of "golly gee, I won that race, I'm so surprised". Rolling out that reaction has become forced to some extent.

    At this point she is the best racer on the hill by a wide margin and everyone knows it. She is trying to balance her reaction with "I'm the best and I just beat you by three touchdowns" and "I won but I respect my opponents and they are my friends". That can be an exhausting line to walk and she will be walking it for many years to come.
    Yeah, I imagine she feels some pressure to act a certain way being an American that is winning a lot. With her personality she may have had a an easier time being from a Scandi nation or something. Even on FB she doesn't even post that she's won a race.

    Unlike most at the top of high level sport, she also doesn't strike me as the type that absolutely lives and breathes winning. When you read about her the picture they paint is a very inwards focused very dedicated technician that is constantly analysing and working at skiing the very best she can.
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    Vlhova, the first run leader, fell behind Mikaela by about 0.15 halfway through the second run.... but pulled ahead at the finish. Congrats to the (barely) 22 year old phenom for his first WC overall title!

    Thanks for the NYT article link, Garth. It was well written.

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    Well maybe I'm the faggot America
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    Won a downhill!
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    Anyone know where to watch the Super-G at `1:00 pm today in Lake Louise? Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by doebedoe View Post
    Seriously though. She is incredible to watch on the course. I'm not sure if it is natural or if she's had great coaching but her mental game is obviously among the best in the field.
    I bet she's got the ultimate star alignment of body/brains/talent/coaching...and...perfect feet and dialed in boot flex/fit/skier stance angles and of course skis.

    Some good tech analysis at https://skimoves.me/?s=shiffrin

    Fascinating details to delve into. Learning from this definitely improved my skiing and awareness of my own mechanics while making turns.
    What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?

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    ^^^^^
    Thankyou for the link.
    I also constantly evaluate my mechanics while skiing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swissiphic View Post
    I bet she's got the ultimate star alignment of body/brains/talent/coaching...and...perfect feet and dialed in boot flex/fit/skier stance angles and of course skis.

    Some good tech analysis at https://skimoves.me/?s=shiffrin

    Fascinating details to delve into. Learning from this definitely improved my skiing and awareness of my own mechanics while making turns.
    Here's an article that looks at her training from a young age.
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2...r-in-the-world
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    Quote Originally Posted by swissiphic View Post
    I bet she's got the ultimate star alignment of body/brains/talent/coaching...and...perfect feet and dialed in boot flex/fit/skier stance angles and of course skis.

    Some good tech analysis at https://skimoves.me/?s=shiffrin

    Fascinating details to delve into. Learning from this definitely improved my skiing and awareness of my own mechanics while making turns.
    At least two sources analysing her skiing online saying her boot setup is way off just like it was at the start of last year (and I *think* in that case there was a return to her old boots)
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    Quote Originally Posted by swerve View Post
    Here's an article that looks at her training from a young age.
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2...r-in-the-world
    Shiffrin's mom sounds horribly overbearing. However if that's how Shiffrin gets the results, good for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skitolive View Post
    Shiffrin's mom sounds horribly overbearing. However if that's how Shiffrin gets the results, good for her.
    Definitely best way to be a pro is to have an over bearing parent. Since looking at that link on Schiffrin's mechanics, I can feel my skiing going to a level 11....on the groomers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsG View Post
    Anyone know where to watch the Super-G at `1:00 pm today in Lake Louise? Thanks!!
    I tried streaming it but it wasn’t done live. Turned out the CBC did a delayed 4PM mountain time on TV. I think there was a last minute change.

    If you are in Canada, try the CBC sports website for highlights.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsG View Post
    Anyone know where to watch the Super-G at `1:00 pm today in Lake Louise? Thanks!!
    https://youtu.be/glitUp1H_hU

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    Schiffrin is a technical specialist, but with the power outage yesterday, they dropped the start about 450 metres, so really left a more technical turn course, which played to Schiffrin’s skill set.

    I was a little surprised she didn’t do better today. That being said, 5th isn’t shabby.

    Read 2/3rds of that article. Great reading. Tiger Mom and coachable kid, pretty good combo, though I am guessing as time moves forward, Mom is gonna get pushed more to back seat as a matter of course and as she matures. 21is still pretty young.

    An old girlfriend’s niece is on the Cdn development team. Had a beer with former GF and her sister. The team system and setup has some weird and expensive processes. But the Mom has been in Calgary for the last two weeks (home base is Vancouver) and she is commuting to Panorama for Nor-Ams and training next week for two weeks before Xmas. The driving is insane. The price is crazy. And this is for someone who has huge potential and is seriously knocking on the door. There is very little support for a lot of these kids, though I don’t know if the US s different. So the DIY, you are on your own mentality, even if you are on the team, is very justifiable...




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    You are totally right. Funding pretty tough in Canada and real expensive to get there

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    We used to do fund raising dances with silent auction for Sun Peaks local Eli Terweil who raced for Canada in SL at Sochi. She did not race a lot of WC, instead got a scholarship to the University of Vermont (I think) and an free engineering degree worth 100s of thousands $$ and is now working for an engineering firm in Boston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brraaap802 View Post
    You are totally right. Funding pretty tough in Canada and real expensive to get there
    It is sad when the best athletes are not the ones that get to the team. How many great skiers have we passed over due to them not having the financial wherewithal to make it.

    To listen to him tell, and frankly it can be insufferable to go through with it, but Jim Hunter may be the last of the Canadian “self made” skiers. Most others of the Crazy Canuck era and beyond had a silver spoon help.


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    Stoked !

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    This photo makes me smile.
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