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Posted: Dec 11, 2006 - 2:00 AM GMT
Edited: Dec 11, 2006 - 2:01 AM GMT

First, kudos to NBC. A whole hour devoted to a downhill race and only one in-depth profile (I think). A lot of non-American competitors too. And great camera work and super audio all along the course. While I am sure that the broadcast still did not suit some, it was far better than coverage in recent years. Full marks and a big thumb up from me.

Second, what a course!!!!! Did you see how ill at ease most of the competitors were with the jumps? I think that was an indicator of their difficulty. Boy, to listen to the edges chattering on the ice and the wind noise as they went off those jumps was just awesome.

One question to those of you in the know. Did you see the base structure pattern in Scott McCartney's skis just before he stood in the start gate? It was cross-hatched (diamond shaped). That is a disconnect in my mind because I thought that DH structures are usually linear. No? Is it possible that all the new snow had something to do with that? Inquiring minds would like to know.
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Posted: Dec 11, 2006 - 1:34 PM GMT

Wow RS we must have been in the same room. I really enjoyed the downhill also especially watching the racers deal with the double jump near the bottom. Some would take both in one jump and others would land in between and deal with the compression. I also saw the diamond pattern on the bottom of the skis and I wonder what that was about.
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Posted: Dec 11, 2006 - 5:14 PM GMT

It was better coverage than I expected from NBC, given their woeful coverage of the womens GS from Aspen.

But WCSN.com still trumps 'em all: full coverage of every race. Granted, there is an embargo on some events, but they eventually get posted, all the same.

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