Monday, March 8, 2021

Radamus: Let’s face it, skiing is expensive

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In his second contribution to our ongoing development series, longtime coach Aldo Radamus takes on the elephant in the room: cost.

Tough test for Shiffrin in Kranjska Gora GS

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While the elements conspired to replace two of the most difficult men’s World Cup slaloms with more user-friendly editions in Flachau, Austria, the degree...

Ski Tips w/ Daron Rahlves: Tuning and waxing

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Ski Racing Media, in conjunction with Daron Rahlves and WEND Waxworks, is pleased to present an instructional series, “Ski Tips with Daron Rahlves.” In...

Ski Tips w/ Daron Rahlves: Airtime

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Ski Racing Media, in conjunction with Daron Rahlves and WEND Waxworks, is pleased to present an instructional series, “Ski Tips with Daron Rahlves.” In...

Ski Tips w/ Daron Rahlves: Going fast on the flats

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Ski Racing Media, in conjunction with Daron Rahlves and WEND Waxworks, is pleased to present an instructional series, “Ski Tips with Daron Rahlves.” In...

Rokos: The problem with the US Ski Team and college

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College programs operate with solid financial resources and typically excellent facilities, staff and support systems, thanks to the presence of collegiate funding. For the NGB, this is an opportunity to broaden the developmental base.

Mangan: On or off the team, ideas for the future

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Strengthening and supporting our college programs benefit the development of our national teams. Or so one would think.

Taylor: Parker Biele is my hero

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You might be asking, “Who the heck is Parker Biele and why does she deserve hero status?” Or, you might be asking, “I know...

Rokos to coaches: Keep your politics out of sports

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As of last week, coaches of sports at some institutions of secondary education were urged to make sure all eligible students-athletes are registered and...

Davis: Beer league made me love ski racing again

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This Valentine's Day, an ex-ski racer gives his long-lost love one more chance, in the name of beer and victory.

Feehan: You can’t simply copy-paste the Norwegian sport model

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Former SRM Editor-in-Chief C.J. Feehan shares some insight from her experience living and coaching in Norway — a nation whose sport model is regarded as one of the best in the world and won’t easily be replicated.

Dwyer: The golden age of skill development

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All of the greats have one thing in common: a lot of time on snow during the golden age of skill development, which is roughly from age eight to puberty for girls and nine to puberty for boys.

Tour of ‘fairytale meadows’ continues for men’s slalom circuit

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It’s been one of the most unconventional and unpredictable slalom seasons I can ever recall — or maybe the word is sullied? Three out of...

The Achilles tendon: a skier’s most neglected point of weakness

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I love writing on topics that combine injury rehabilitation, skiing, and current events. With real-life Achilles himself, American Olympic alpine skier Steve Nyman, recently...

Lewis: Making failure your friend

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Embracing failure is critical for all athletes, but especially for ski racers. Everything about ski racing is tough.

Lindsey Vonn: I wanted to end my career at Cortina worlds

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In an ideal world, I would be competing in a ski race for the final time this weekend - in the downhill at the...

Dwyer: It’s not about tech vs speed

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In his second contribution to our ongoing development series, veteran coach Kirk Dwyer addresses the evolution of sport and the emphasis on tech and speed in alpine development.

Radamus: Reflections on alpine ski racing development in the United States

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There is no question that the United States should have a welcoming, affordable, fulfilling and growing sport system and expect to consistently field one of the most competitive and deepest national teams in the world. Why, then, is this not always the case?

Revealing the final resting place of the Kitzbuehel ‘Rookie Rock’ (plus a race preview)

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Alan Lauba with the Rookie Rock. Photo: Doug Lewis There is bygone tradition among the U.S. downhill team that underscores the reverence downhillers have...

Pritchard: Some of my favorite movements for the alpine athlete

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It's important to remember that athletics often require an array of strength, power, mobility and stability across multiple planes of motion. Often times we can get carried away with the weight on the bar or the speed at which we are training but neglect which direction we are going.

Is Shiffrin’s best yet to come?

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Is Mikaela Shiffrin entering the world championship giant slalom on a rising tide? That’s what I’ve been asking myself following her performances that led...

Costa: COVID-19 is the largest injury risk ever posed to skiers

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A combination of risk factors including high skiing speed, athlete strength, equipment, snow conditions, course/terrain changes, and the risk-consuming attitudes of a skier makes skiing one of the most dangerous sports.

Shiffrin well rested, well prepared ahead of Flachau

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I will always remember Flachau, Austria for the time I beat Bode Miller in 2004. It was night race, and I got quick start....

There have never been more questions ahead of Soelden

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Soelden has always represented something of a premature start to the Alpine World Cup season. This year, it’s a week earlier than normal due...

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