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Thursday, April 06, 2006

Today marked the last day of FIS racing on the east coast for the 2005-2006 season and the last time to score a low point race in the east to qualify for the USST. The conditions were marginal as the nasty weather from yesterday paid its toll on the hill, but Killington did an exceptional job getting the race off.

In the first run, I skied well, finding speed in the rhythmical sections, and finished the run in second place two tenths off of Chip Knight. The second run was set with a little more swing, but nothing out of the ordinary. In the middle section the inconsistent snow created a bad, low rut, which was extremely far from each gate. Basically it meant you had to have an exceptionally high line; I didn’t. I found myself stuck in the low rut dragging from gate to gate rather than accelerating. All and all, it was a day where any little mistake cost you the race. I finished in the top ten well over a second behind Chip.

That being said, I booked a ticket to Norway a few hours ago in search of another low point result. I leave for 8 starts (3 GS and 5 SL) on Monday. And if nothing else, we'll be in Norway and Sweden for 15 days.

Hope all is well, w

posted by Warner at 4/06/2006 09:42:00 AM


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