My contention is that women's slalom skiing is at the weakest point in decades. The skiing of the winners is definitely not up to the standards shown by Shiffrin last year, or of late, before her injury. Shiffrin won the last slaloms she raced by 2 and 3 seconds. Even the skiers now retired from a few years ago, like Schild, Zettel or Reich were still skiing at a higher level than the present field. . Now that Shiffrin, Maze and Schild are not in the mix, the field is wide open.
(below) What she does very well, is she pulls her outside ski back, to bring the skis together and that sets up the new turn with great inside ski tipping and pull back.