Monday, February 3, 2014

Hirscher consistently fast, but makes some costly errors.

Here is classic Hirscher 
(Below photo) This is not a normal upper body relationship of his skiing. A straight line on the outside of the body from his boot to his neck and reaching for the pole with a rotated upper body. For most this is a standard amount of rotation when blocking, but not for Hirscher.

His distance from the gate and his early blocking timing are causing this relationship. This results in less rebound, a longer line and less edge hold at the turn finish. Hirscher is the master of recoveries, but even he gets caught with mistakes.

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