Men SL Adelboden

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  1. Swede

    Swede Out on the slopes Skier

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    Moving down the hill 200 meters today. Snowing. First starting now.
     
  2. Ivan

    Ivan Booting up Skier

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    The race just finished.
    Hirscher did Hirscher once again. Amazing skiing, what else can I say? A great result for Clement Noel. He had a couple of top-10s earlier this season, and now he is on the podium behind Hirscher. A bummer for Marco Schwarz: for the second slalom in a row, he sits in the 1st after the first run but gets a DNF in the second.
     
  3. 4ster

    4ster Now with more photos! Instructor

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    Just Watched the first 10 of the first run. Wondering if Hirscher is sandbagging just so he doesn't have to sit in the leaders chair for an hour ogwink .
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    dbostedo Asst. Gathermeister--Big Sky Team Gathermeister

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    Wow... deja vu all over again.
     
  5. Bolder

    Bolder Getting on the lift Skier

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    Amazing. Hirscher bends the course to his will...
     


  6. dbostedo

    dbostedo Asst. Gathermeister--Big Sky Team Gathermeister

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    ^^^^
    Or maybe skis very well and also gets lucky when Schwarz skis out...
     
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  7. Teppaz

    Teppaz Booting up Skier

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    Very happy about Clément Noël’s second place. I’d spotted him in the team event at the Olympics and he’s been gaining in confidence this season. The French team needed new blood and this 21-year-old shows promise. Now if only the women could follow through!
     
  8. Started at 53

    Started at 53 You can call me Jay Skier

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    WOW, that pitch down to the finish was STEEP

    I love watching MH
     
  9. dbostedo

    dbostedo Asst. Gathermeister--Big Sky Team Gathermeister

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    The slalom course was the bottom portion of the GS course. And I traced the GS course on Hillmap in this post, if you want to see an approximation of the steepness :

    https://www.pugski.com/threads/adelboden-m-gs.13421/#post-309434
     
  10. 4ster

    4ster Now with more photos! Instructor

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    Even if Schwarz had stayed in the course, I don’t think he would’ve caught Hirscher on the pitch. Another WOW!

    I think it is the steepest on the circuit.

    I’ll never forget this one from Daron Rahlves in 2005 GS...
     
  11. dbostedo

    dbostedo Asst. Gathermeister--Big Sky Team Gathermeister

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    :eek::eek::eek:

    I've never seen that one... crazy crash.
     
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  12. Bolder

    Bolder Getting on the lift Skier

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    You don't think the pressure of seeing Mh gain a nearly a second played a role?
     
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  13. Started at 53

    Started at 53 You can call me Jay Skier

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    The greats in all sports push the others to try to go beyond their abilities to beat the best.

    Jack did it before Tiger

    Tiger made many collapse on the back 9 because they were attempting shots they were not able to repetitively reproduce or even would attempt in any other situation.

    Borg did it in tennis

    The greats are better then the rest by definition, and that greatness illicits mistakes from those willing to challenge them.
     
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  14. dbostedo

    dbostedo Asst. Gathermeister--Big Sky Team Gathermeister

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    Yes, that probably played a role. I guess I didn't see that in the phrasing of "bends the course to his will".
     
  15. James

    James Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    Hirscher's runs:
     
  16. Eleeski

    Eleeski Out on the slopes Skier

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    First we are told to bend our skis. Now we must bend the course?

    He is an incredible skier. Even if I didn't see his skis bend or the course bend.

    Eric
     
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  17. James

    James Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    Do you really still think skis don't bend? I thought you experimented with rigid skis?
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  18. Eleeski

    Eleeski Out on the slopes Skier

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    Skis bend but the bend doesn't make you turn.

    The course doesn't bend but good turns make the course feel like it bent your way.

    Eric
     
  19. razie

    razie Sir Shiftsalot Skier

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    Nice shot!! The dude's unreal!!
     
  20. Average Joe

    Average Joe Getting on the lift Skier

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    I think he's bending the outside ski against the air :)
     
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