- The Winter Olympics thread
Great last end in the curling this morning, hope that confidence carries them through the semi. Really tough games for both the women and men though.
Christie bossing it in the speed skating too, was like watching some of the British cyclists on the track. One move and it’s all over.Posted 4 years agonbtMemberDezB wrote:
if you check red button timetables, SBX will probably be repeated this evening.
I’d be very interested in a link which shows this… (I bet you’ve typed it without checking.)
No, I’ve not checked – IU’ve been browsing my TV guide which shows me when things are repeated on the red button – I’ve added 301 as a channel so it appears in my guide and I can schedule recordings. I think there’s a second red button channel too now? NOt sure what’s on tonight as I’m at work at the moment so can’t check
edit – ah, that link from NickJB shows what’s coming up.Posted 4 years agoCaptainFlashheartMember
One thing I spotted when the snowboarderist version was on;
Pierre Vaultier, Serre Che local no less, rides goofy. It looked to me as if there was a slight advantage to a goofy rider on some of the bigger, more powerful turns, as he was on the toe edge for those. Now, I’m deriving this mainly from being A- Rubbish at snowboardering but also B – Being a pretty good wakeboarder. I find it a whole lot easier to put in a big, powerful long turn on my toe edge than my heel, just feels like I can control the edge far better. (Am also naturally goofy when boarding).
Any tea tray types got anything more experience/knowledgeable/scientific to add to that?Posted 4 years agobrakesMember
I find it a whole lot easier to put in a big, powerful long turn on my toe edge than my heel, just feels like I can control the edge far better.
Any tea tray types got anything more experience/knowledgeable/scientific to add to that?
very much so – your ankles come into play more on your toe edge (and your toes) so you’ve got more suspension, more control and more grip. heel turns rely on your knees more and it’s harder to control your weight distribution.
EDIT: having said that I don’t think that’s why Vaultier won – he was soo smooth, so confident, he hardly put a foot wrongPosted 4 years agoAndy wrote:
nordic combined (i tjink) no snow anywhere except on the xc track, thats a great job from pisteurs
Makes for interesting waxing apparently, as the snow is very “artificial” with unnatural levels of salt – both Norwegian relay teams had a complete disaster, though to be fair that was mostly on the classic legs where waxing is a lot more difficult, and this is all skate.Posted 4 years agoCaptainFlashheartMember
Thanks brakes, thought that was the case. Wake bindings operate on a similar level to snowboard ones, so that rings true. I certainly feel I can drive harder through the toe edge, better balance etc, and the course just seemed to me to have more turns which were favourable to a goofy rider.
Toe edge FTW!
(Link above is from some lovely closed toe boots I really want to try!)
Oh, and this is just awesome.Posted 4 years ago
Did I just hear the commentator mention Eve Muirhead’s lovely eyes?
I think we better send Cougar round 😉
(also loving the “Sir David Attenborough’s curling commentary” video on that page)Posted 4 years ago
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