WOMEN'S World Cup 2022-2023

James

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I think Shiffrin is going to get better quickly. Will the others keep up?
 

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I think Shiffrin is going to get better quickly. Will the others keep up?
I wonder if her body has recovered somewhat. Reading and viewing her social media during the off-season, her preparation seemed less punishing. Less centered on heavy weight training.

I may be misreading it, but it seemed more yoga/pliometric based preparation. If she has fixed her longer term issues regarding her back, look out!

Her spirit has definitely recovered.
 
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I wonder if her body has recovered somewhat. Reading and viewing her social media during the off-season, her preparation seemed less punishing. Less centered on heavy weight training.

I may be misreading it, but it seemed more yoga/pliometric based preparation. If she has fixed her longer term issues regarding her back, look out!

Her spirit has definitely recovered.
She is happy. I am happy for her.
Kilde is legitimately a good guy - so that helps.
 

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Totally different, much less intense off season training. More rest, more “fun” general exercise. Much less heavy iron pushing. She’s been “Example A” of frankly overtraining for some time. If she has worked through the rumored back issues, it’s great and a bit remarkable!

Based on this weekend and her smiles…along with her closeness and leadership with this young W’s tech team….she looks and seems great!

I do think her relationship with AAK has helped her skiing. BTW, her mother seems “a lot more relaxed” as well. Even Mike Day, her HC took something like two months away.

We’ll see! Fingers crossed for her!
 

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Her mom is a great woman, but I think she can transfer emotional tension without knowing. Maybe she realized the need to manage her own stress.

Don't tell her I said that but it doesn't take much.
 

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Thanks Swede should have looked at my schedule -got lazy.
No Pete, I got it wrong. They are racing. It’s 2023 that don’t have a W race in LL. But I don’t know what the plan is in camp Shiffrin. She has been in the start house last seasons, so my bet would be she'll race in LL.
 
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Both Ava Sunshine Jemison and Katie Hensien in the points. Laurence Saint-Germain also had a great day - perhaps she's finding speed again.

I remember eons ago on Epic @4ster started a thread about MS and said....
Watch this girl, she's something! (or something like that)
Now we have Ava Sunshine in our long term view.
 

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Also, don't miss this tonight.
I'll be on an airplane so I probably won't find it easily, but crossing fingers and hope I can watch a recording later if not in real time.

 
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Fencing going up at Killington.
Place is packed.

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Temp was 34F. They’re making snow on public trails.
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Finally got ahead of the races and came over here to catch up.

The Predictor League goes live on the 12th!
Missed the first batch of points. Then on the most recent event my guesses were astonishingly bad, even for me. The only two where I won points were ones that took zero insight, like the reindeer name. Sheesh.

Can we also agree the commentating is ridiculous?
Not interesting enough to deserve that compliment.

Even though Shiffrin was my pick for number one, I think I was rooting for Wendy! That was an amazing second run for both ladies!
Gotta hope Moltzan makes it happen soon, she was having a more than respectable 2nd run.
Yes! Go Wendy!

Paula's second run was fabulous (until it wasn't)! She took that blind roller with a surprising and very effective-looking GS-like stivot. Whether it was actually fast or not it - and I suspect it was - it certainly lined her up for what came after far better than what most of the skiers managed.
 

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Swiss Miss can have her time post Killington.

The first year in Killington, the announcer there actually called her “The Swiss Miss” as he was babbling at high speed.

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Paula's second run was fabulous (until it wasn't)!
Yeah, that was really disappointing... did they show exactly what happened? I don't think she straddled, and I don't recall a good replay showing what happened.
 

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A GOOD kind of ”nuts.”
The Finns I know (from the coastal areas) are mostly of Swedish heritage, maybe its Inherited?

They are Finns alright, but speak Swedish. A lot of people don’t know that Swedish is an official language in Finland, and correctly, spoken along coastal regions with Wasa being the epicentre for speaking Swedish. And they are a little less nuts than the forrest Finns ;)
 

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