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Dead Last at Seefield.

Postby davidb » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:40 pm

I hung around after the broadcast of the men's 15 @ Seefield. (Thanks Vinnie!) The last few moments of the program focused on the absolute last place guy. He was off the pace by a ton, but to my eye, he had excellent technique, good tempo, and it looked like he had some power too.

Can anyone explain to me how he could look so utterly competent, yet suck so big.

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Re: Dead Last at Seefield.

Postby dcpattie » Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:27 pm

wrong wax selection?
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Re: Dead Last at Seefield.

Postby Magnus Johansson » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:53 am

dcpattie wrote:wrong wax selection?

Yes, or e.g. wrong base structure. Even Therese Johaug and Marit Björgen can be left far behind if their skis are not top notch as in the 10 km race at the World Championships in Falun 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ohNhmOXKDk

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Re: Dead Last at Seefield.

Postby Montana » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:23 am

I can't recall the particulars but didn't one of the men break a pole and have to climb one of the longer hills with one pole?

Were there any falls during the race? A skier who falls hard may take time to come back up to form.
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