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  1. #76
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    Funny thing was watching them skiing on patches of orange snow from 3 weeks ago in Western Europe. Quite a commitment sending backies from 10 m cliffs into old packed snow layer. Hedvig Wessel got some big balls.

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    Lotta people doggin on the site, but I gotta say, this replay page is phenomenal. The ability to select certain riders from the results and/or timeline beneath the video player and instantly go to their run is awesome. Highlights feature is nice too to find specific events. Well done.

    https://www.freerideworldtour.com/ev...andorra/replay

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    Quote Originally Posted by roQer View Post
    Hedvig Wessel got some big balls.
    That big old backie up top was a little sloppy but that's really splitting hairs. Seems like she might win the ladies ski group without much competition this year since Jess Hotter, Ari Tricomi and Jackie Passo aren't in the mix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeJ View Post
    That big old backie up top was a little sloppy but that's really splitting hairs. Seems like she might win the ladies ski group without much competition this year since Jess Hotter, Ari Tricomi and Jackie Passo aren't in the mix.
    I don't know that Tricomi won't be in the mix. She was still listed in the start order just a dns.
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    Great to be back watching comps. All things considered, seems like they pulled it off impressively well. The site / replay worked great, and I'm glad they stopped noting which rider won in the little bar where you can skip to each run.

    Some big, clean sending in what looked to be fairly shitty snow. More or less agree with the final results, at least for the podium.

    And I've gotta revise my previous statement. It's not 80% that could realistically win - its more like 95%. Lots of strong skiing from all competitors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdork View Post
    I don't know that Tricomi won't be in the mix. She was still listed in the start order just a dns.
    Oh, didn't realize. When she was on the Low Pressure Podcast this fall she announced she wasn't going to compete anymore.

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    Just watched the ski men, start to finish on a big screen. Super entertaining, exceptionally (but for the mildly annoying commentary) broadcast quality, and a very high standard of skiing in challenging conditions. From my perspective, the top two seemed pretty obvious, hard to separate the next 10, with Marshall overscored, and Rausis underscored, but otherwise all pretty reasonable.

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    Wow Hedvig with that big backie up top and some decent pace, impressive skiing. Respect all around given the snow.

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    Amusing to see Freeland on skis with a Black Diamond (his new sponsor) top sheet and a Sego base. Skiing well regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kootenayskier View Post
    Amusing to see Freeland on skis with a Black Diamond (his new sponsor) top sheet and a Sego base. Skiing well regardless.
    Heh. I missed that, but that's pretty funny.

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    Mmm I thought that was hilarious given the commentators made a real point of mentioning he was sponsored by black diamond. Definitely sego bases and the taper on those tips ain't nothing I've ever seen before at the local big box.

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    Did the announcer call him “Ross Testicles”
    That was great entertainment. Solid skiing on some sketchy looking snow

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    Quote Originally Posted by t-the-east View Post
    Did the announcer call him “Ross Testicles”
    That was great entertainment. Solid skiing on some sketchy looking snow
    Did you miss when he said Hedvig Wessticel?
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    Some of you may be interested, a recent episode of the Low Pressure Podcast is with Nicolas Hale Woods, the founder and CEO of the tour. Provides some interesting insights about Alaska and sponsorship and money issues. Sounds like he's talking to a few resorts in the US to get an event back in the lower 48 again, which would be nice.

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    Mannnnn that was fun! So awesome to have comps again. Big smiles from me.

    Did anyone notice Ross Testicles was skiing a...Marker Duke PT!? Say wuuuuut?

    It's sometimes easy to forget how gnarly these Euro comp venues are - the aerial / heli / drone shots really did a great job of putting it into perspective in this one. Kudos to FWT on an awesome show and to the riders for throwing down on some jacked-up snow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by meter-man View Post
    Mannnnn that was fun! So awesome to have comps again. Big smiles from me.

    Did anyone notice Ross Testicles was skiing a...Marker Duke PT!? Say wuuuuut?

    It's sometimes easy to forget how gnarly these Euro comp venues are - the aerial / heli / drone shots really did a great job of putting it into perspective in this one. Kudos to FWT on an awesome show and to the riders for throwing down on some jacked-up snow!
    High speed backflip POV footage is frightening......those guys and gals are awesomely talented!


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    Next comp is CONFIRMED for a second go-round in Andorra - this Wednesday. Suhweeet!

    (That's Wednesday 12:15 a.m. here in Pacific time zone.)
    sproing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by meter-man View Post
    Next comp is CONFIRMED for a second go-round in Andorra - this Wednesday. Suhweeet!

    (That's Wednesday 12:15 a.m. here in Pacific time zone.)
    Same venue, or a different spot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayPowHound View Post
    Same venue, or a different spot?
    Not 100% sure if there is another face there to ski that's up to comp standards.


    I could nitpick the middle of the pack some, but the top was generally correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayPowHound View Post
    Same venue, or a different spot?
    Dunno. But Arcalis also has the Quince Metros venue that Slemmet won in 20. I think that venue is kinda lame compared to the the First Stop venue (whose name I don't know - Bueller?). Quince Metros info and 2020 runs: https://www.skiclub.co.uk/news/racin...n-the-pyrenees
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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeJ View Post
    Some of you may be interested, a recent episode of the Low Pressure Podcast is with Nicolas Hale Woods, the founder and CEO of the tour. Provides some interesting insights about Alaska and sponsorship and money issues. Sounds like he's talking to a few resorts in the US to get an event back in the lower 48 again, which would be nice.
    In other podcast news, Tanner Hall was on the Bomb Hole (snowboard) podcast last week. They talked a fair amount about his FWT experiment and one of his main gripes was the one-run format of the events. Did make me wonder why they don't have a two-run format like Natural Selection and nearly every other contest like this. Just timing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FJ62 View Post
    In other podcast news, Tanner Hall was on the Bomb Hole (snowboard) podcast last week. They talked a fair amount about his FWT experiment and one of his main gripes was the one-run format of the events. Did make me wonder why they don't have a two-run format like Natural Selection and nearly every other contest like this. Just timing?
    It's a logistical nightmare to get this all done in a day. Especially with touchy faces and changing conditions.
    Natural Selection is a bit different, a bit more manicured.

    THall would own a ski version of Natural Selection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t-the-east View Post
    Did the announcer call him “Ross Testicles”
    That was great entertainment. Solid skiing on some sketchy looking snow
    Back in the junior days he was sometimes, and lovingly, referred to by his homies as Cross Dresser.
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    They’re working in the two run format. And on the LPP he talks about that a fair amount. I guess Tabke and Eder would bring it up a lot and were big proponents of the idea.

    Pretty sure Andorra has two different comp-worthy faces but I could be mistaken.

    Feiberbrun does for sure. I totally misspelled that.
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    That was some great skiing.

    Lots of fun lines to watch.

    Too bad to see Turdell crash. He has really become one of my favorite skiers to watch.
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