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Frenchman

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The split times definitely are done by hand. That's FIS timing rules, simple as that. As @Primoz says (and as I said earlier): it's a person doing it by hand, sometimes from the VAR booth, sometimes on the hill.
I'm wondering why they can't do something based on crossing an optical line at specific timing marks and sending this out.
 

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I thought they had a GPS tracker in their boot? I could have sworn I’ve seen an article or video that mentioned a spot for the GPS tracker in the boot.
They are using this occasionally on xc WC/WCH/Olympics, but not on alpine. At least they didn't before this season. Not sure if it has changed in last half year, but I doubt it did. As @Rudi Riet wrote, GPS needs way more work to have it sort of accurate enough for such measurements, and I don't think it's happening on the hill.
 

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I'm wondering why they can't do something based on crossing an optical line at specific timing marks and sending this out.
They do that for speed events, but there's whole lot less traffic on course during speed events then it's on tech events. Splits for speed events are optical, while for tech it's done by pressing button by guy sitting on split line behind the fence. Sure that optical signal can be turned on/off only on specific time, but it's not so uncommon, even if officially not allowed, that there's movement on side of track just next to racer. This would mean someone else then racer can trigger that trap, and splits would be even more off then they already are.
 

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Outside+ doesn't have replays AFAIK. Only live streaming. Because Peacock has the replay rights :doh: (Edit: Maybe not this year, the sadly cancelled Beaver Creek schedule posted above said Outside+ has replays... Hmm.)
Outside + does have replay’s they are just near impossible to find & possibly completely impossible on their app.
I wrote them after the Killington race & they replied…
…5 days later :(
Are you able to view the replays through this link? You will have to be signed in with your Outside+ credentials in order to view content.

You must be a current Outside+ member to access all content on the Outside Watch site and Outside Watch app. The live streaming for events will mainly be free to watch, but in order to access replays of most events, series, and movies, you will have to be an Outside+ member.

Here is the link,

Good luck!
 

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The most recent race replay showing on my Peacock premium is November 18th. Apparently there have been no FIS ski races since then.
 

Rudi Riet

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The most recent race replay showing on my Peacock premium is November 18th. Apparently there have been no FIS ski races since then.

There should be races from Killington available on Peacock (at the paid tiers, at least). Also at Peacock should be any Austrian races (Sölden, Gurgl). Beaver Creek's races were all canceled. The races at Tremblant are non-U.S. so....

Otherwise every other FIS Alpine World Cup event is on SkiAndSnowboard.live as of now (just checked). The next alpine ski races that should be on Peacock/Outside are in Palisades and Aspen (and probably the Austrian races given how things have gone in recent years).
 

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I have Solden and Gurgl, and that is it.
Yup that’s all you get on Peacock. The next Peacock coverage will be Lienz. The only way to see replays of US events is Outside +. & then they are difficult to locate.
As Rudi said all others are on Skiandsnowboardlive.
 

Tony S

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Just one more insult added to the injury. Thanks, NBC.
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FIS Alpine Skiing yuotube finally let us NZers down.... The Lienz races have not been shown. :( 1st ones missing this season.
 

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One positive I'll note for the Peacock app... they've separated "Snow sports" from "Olympic sports" in their categories, and moved it more toward the front of the list. It has been a bit easier to find races this year, with the replays more obvious too.

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Tony S

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One positive I'll note for the Peacock app... they've separated "Snow sports" from "Olympic sports" in their categories, and moved it more toward the front of the list. It has been a bit easier to find races this year, with the replays more obvious too.

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Actually that's a feature that they used to have, and then it disappeared. Now it's back.
 

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One thing that really bugs me about the Peacock coverage is instead of just calling the race as it is happening Schlanger continually shifts it back to Shiffrin or something else while there are racers on the course. To me this is rude, inconsiderate & almost sensationalist journalism. l really doubt that anyone who is not at least a somewhat informed fan would jump through all the hoops it actually takes to watch ski racing.
 

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At least Ben Steiner although a little dry, calls the race & tells it like it is!
“Not the race he would’ve liked”…. “He’s not able to carry much speed”

He’s also easier to ignore if you choose. ;)
 

Tony S

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And Picabo. Please stop saying "downhill ski."
 

Tony S

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I liked her point about no snow for warmup runs, though.
 

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At least Ben Steiner although a little dry, calls the race & tells it like it is!
“Not the race he would’ve liked”…. “He’s not able to carry much speed”

He’s also easier to ignore if you choose. ;)

Except that he butchers German and Scandinavian names. Seriously: the guy needs a pronunciation guide ASAP! My ears can't ignore his complete disregard to spelling and pronunciation.
 

Tony S

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Except that he butchers German and Scandinavian names. Seriously: the guy needs a pronunciation guide ASAP! My ears can't ignore his complete disregard to spelling and pronunciation.
Agree. Ed Drake is good that way.
 

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