Well, there you go. After various comments I've posted re WC zipperline I thought you were trying to wind me up.Serious question. Some of those people are just getting worse trying to ski that line.
Yes, those skiers are certainly out of their comfort zone. (With the exception of the 1st, smaller student it's a textbook example of over-terraining.)
However the point of the post was that a direct line does not have to be highly athletic.
Two clarifying points (in case anyone thinks I've totally gone WC zipper):
- It will become more athletic the straighter/faster it is skied.
- Pitch and bump shape may mean that ANY direct line will need athleticism.