Racing FIS World Cup 2016/17

Discussion in 'Events & FIS' started by Kletterer, Jul 27, 2016.

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    Heinz

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    Probably the best he can do from here is to aim for 3rd and 60pts. Neureuther in 3rd now is 0.33s ahead. Pinturault was a further second behind.
     
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    Kletterer

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    16 DNF so far.
     
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    Kletterer

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    Make that 18
     
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    Heinz

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    and that is how it turned out. Marcel did manage to grab 3rd (101st podium) in the end. Kristoffersen though was a class above and would have won in any case, was just a matter of the margin.
     
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    Heinz

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    final count was 23.
     
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    Kletterer

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    Hopefully we wont get too many similar race days.
     
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    sly_karma

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    Trying not to be a curmudgeon here but those almost-straight skis make for ugly looking skiing.
     
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    Heinz

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    person s

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    I've found out that the women's downhill is at Zauchensee on Sunday - about 40 mins by taxi from Sankt Johann im Pongau - opportunity of a lifetime!
     
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    Heinz

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    First training run was cancelled due to the heavy snowfall. Vonn is meant to be returning for this race.
     
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    skinavy

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    Watched Vonn win it live last year. Was standing just behind the placegetters as they got called on to the podium. Interesting to see Vonn's media rep hand her a hairbrush as she took her helmet off, along with all the makeup already done.
     
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    sly_karma

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    Sounds like Lindsey all right. She raced a NorAm DH or two at Apex back in her early days and even then she was always 'put together' every morning, training run or race run.
     
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    person s

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    she was on the list for today's practice
     
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    Heinz

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    All this new snow is great for us, but hasn't been so good for the downhill racers. The Lauberhorn downhill has been shortened and the race jury will decide at 11am (Euro time) if the race will still go ahead. Start is still scheduled for 12:30.

    The speeds guys haven't had much luck this season, first races cancelled due to lack of snow, now race threatened with too much at once.

    Also training for the women's downhill in Zauchensee has been delayed also due to the heavy snowfall. They have already lost a couple of training days.
     
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    Heinz

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    Heinz

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    Hans Knauss doing a bit of commentary from the top of the Lauberhorn on ORF1. The regular start has about 30cm of wind blown powder - not much good for a downhill!. They have been busy clearing snow from the lower start down and that looks ok but it is still snowing.
     
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    Heinz

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    and Wengen downhill just now also cancelled. :(
     
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    Heinz

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    Now looks like they may reschedule this one in March in Beaver Creek prior to the Aspen finals. This is after the race scheduled for Beaver Creek in December was cancelled due to lack of snow and run in Val d'Isere. Strange season.
     
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    Kletterer

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    Such a disapointment. Fingers crossed for the Streif.
     
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    person s

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    :eek:
    still some hope according to this
    they're hedging their bets
     
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    person s

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    the FIS site is now saying that the women's downhill practice is on tomorrow morning at Zauchensee - it's Saturday evening here - and the race will be in the afternoon
    the alpine combined event is cancelled
     
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    Heinz

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    They figured it would be easier to guarantee a downhill rather than a combination. They already had the ideal line prepared for the downhill, but would have needed to prepare a slightly different one for the Super-G part of the combi.
    http://sport.orf.at/stories/2266671/2266673/
     
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    Kletterer

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    Weather looking favourable for Hahnenkamm events :woohoo:
     
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    person s

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    a great day at the downhill
    bad for Nadia Fanchini - she crashed early in practice and was lifted out in the helicopter with damaged arm and vertebrae
    Lindsey had a good practice and race but ended in 13th
    Tina Weirather looked like the winner but Christine Scheyer started very well and was in front all the way down to get her first win
    the crowd loved it
     
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    sly_karma

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    Yes, the DH course would be already set in readiness for training days. Therefore the course crew have already adjusted/added to the protection according to the line of the DH and the spill zones it creates. Now they just focus on dealing with all the new snow and getting it off the track. For SG you have to pull the gates completely and allow the athletes a 30-45 minute training period for them to ski the terrain at speed. Then the course is set, and the net crew go like maniacs to tweak the protection to suit the SG set. Then comes inspection and finally race time. Another reason why an SG race has only one run!
     
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    sly_karma

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    Tough deal for the Lauberhorn, the course crew would have put in massive efforts to clear the snow and make the track safe to run, the jury left the call as late as possible but obviously it just wasn't possible. I had my afternoon all planned out: prepping and cooking for a dinner party whilst watching several hours of winter sport on CBC. It wasn't a total loss though, I did get to watch world cup ski cross from Italy, followed by bobsleigh from Germany and rounded out with some curling and hockey.
     
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    tele-whippet

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    Brittany Cox, 1st place again :clap::woohoo:
     
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    SkiMountaineer

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    Aksel Lund Svindal back in surgery with detached meniscus in knee. Out for the season.
     
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    Kletterer

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    The Ligster is out too but still a strong top 20 start list for the Roosters Comb DH training . We all know the faves but always interested to see how Sudtiroler Peter Fill and Steirisher bua Klaus Kroll do.
     
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    Heinz

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    Fine day in Kitzbühel for the first training run. Live now on ORF1.
     
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    Kletterer

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    Hill looks in top condition.
     
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    Heinz

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    Looks like the compression on the Hausbergkante is not as extreme as last year - also helps that it is a perfectly clear day. Good run from Hannes Reichelt - best time so far.
     
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    Heinz

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    Nynam goes a second quicker. Running at short intervals so missing the middle part of the run.
     
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    Heinz

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    Striedinger into the fence but appears ok - heading down on the skidoo. Looks like binding actually broke off!
     
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    Kletterer

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    Was just below the pines on the left at this precise moment 2010. Walchofer on course The noise was incredible as was when Didier smoked it over the transition into Zielschuss on 1 leg.
     

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    Kletterer

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    Ooh Kriechmayr.
     
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    sly_karma

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    Europa Cup race on the Streif before the WC athletes arrived! Would assume it was a shortened course, but still a wow! for the development athletes.
     
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    Heinz

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    Did see that reported a few days ago and yes it did say was a shortened/modified course.
     
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    sly_karma

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    This video from Canadian team member Ben Thomsen gives a good depiction of the steep cross slope on the traverse above the finish schuss and the completely blind approach to the rapid change in pitch.



    Note also the orange fencing across the course at the approach to the final jump. This is in place during course inspection to prevent unnecessary traffic over the jump itself. Too much ski wear from coaches and athletes could possibly change the profile of the feature and thus make the racers take a different trajectory than what they'd practiced.
     
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    Heinz

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    Kletterer

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    Do you think the Querfahrt looked less bumpy ?
     
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    Telemark Phat

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    What is a good stream to watch on Oz?
     
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    person s

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    Hansi Hintersteer is on ORF2 at the moment, live from Kitzbühel
    not singing
     
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    Heinz

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    I think the snow coverage is a bit better overall this year than last year, where I remember them remarking about the 'holes'. I remember sly explained it pretty well last year.
     
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    Heinz

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    I always watch here: http://schoener-fernsehen.com/tv/stream/ORF1
    Only problem is that it used to be free, but now you have to subscribe. Probably not worth it for the one race.
    Otherwise you'd have to look for some Eurosport stream.
     
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    Heinz

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    All the big names usually turn up at Kitz. Arni, Franz, Hermann, Niki, Gerhard...
     
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    Heinz

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    Hans Knauss camera run prior to this weeks training.
     
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    Heinz

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    The training crashes. Fortunately as far as I'm aware no serious consequences.
     
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    sly_karma

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    You can pretty much hear his heart rate drop as soon as he clears the Steilhang and onto the gliding section.
     
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