Harald Harb, President of Harb Ski Systems, posts his thoughts on skiing, ski racing, technique and more.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Technique as good as anyone on the World Cup, at times!
Julia Mancuso is an enigma!
At times she skis perfectly, and beautifully. This turn is an example. Perfectly balanced on the outside ski, the inside half of her body is leading and the inside arm and hand are ahead.
However too often we see this, losing the turn and losts of speed, having to regroup. World Cup skiing isn't easy, but you have no adverseries in these situations except the course and the gates. Everyone has the same opponent, but maybe the biggest opposition is in your own mind. Julia is as gifted a skier that has ever skied, she has won at every level, but not as often as her talent would merit.