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  Super Giant Slalom skiing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is usually referred to as "Super G" and is considered a "speed" discipline along with Downhill (the "technical" disciplines are Giant Slalom and Slalom).
It involves skiing between widely spaced gates as in Giant Slalom, but with fewer turns over a longer course at higher speeds approaching those achieved in Downhill.
As in Giant Slalom and Slalom, they are allowed only a one hour visual inspection of the course on the morning of the race.
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 Giant Slalom skiing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
GS gates themselves also differ from Slalom gates; in the Giant Slalom, gates are spaced in pairs with each pair consisting of two poles connected by a single fabric panel, whereas in the Slalom gates are single poles without panels.
As a result, a Slalom racer is likely to use a cross-blocking method to push gates out of the way in order to keep his center of gravity closer to the fall line during his run.
Giant Slalom skis are longer and stiffer than Slalom skis, but not as long as Super-G and Downhill skis.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Giant_Slalom_skiing   (377 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Giant Slalom skiing
A Slalom racers method of diverting gates with his outer hand or arm (normally protected from the impact by a pole guard) in order to draw his bodys center of gravity closer to the fall line and increase his speed.
Members of the US Air Force skiing (and snowboarding) at Keystone Resorts 14th Annual SnoFest An alpine skier Deep powder skiing Skiing is the activity of gliding over snow using skis (originally wooden planks, now usually made from fiberglass or related composites) strapped to the feet with ski bindings.
Giant Slalom poles are usually bent to fit around a racer's body during a tuck and are not usually planted into the snow as vigorously or often as a Slalom racer's poles.
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 Encyclopedia: Super Giant Slalom skiing
The Giant Slalom is an alpine skiing discipline.
Category: Alpine skiing Members of the US Air Force skiing (and snowboarding) at Keystone Resorts 14th Annual SnoFest An alpine skier Deep powder skiing Skiing is the activity of gliding over snow using skis (originally wooden planks, now usually made from fiberglass or related composites) strapped to the feet with ski bindings.
It involves skiing between gates as in the slalom, and Giant Slalom, but is skied over a much longer course with, consequently, longer times between gates.
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 Slalom skiing - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For slalom the vertical offset between gates is around 9m and the horizontal offset around 2m, although these figures have changed in recent times because of significant technical developments in ski equipment which have revolutionized the sport.
The rules for the modern slalom were developed by Sir Arnold Lunn in 1922 for the British National Ski Championships, tried by the FIS in 1928, and adopted for the 1936 Winter Olympics.
The 2003-2004 season saw the FIS increase the minimum length of Slalom skis in an attempt to increase safety; for men from 155cm to 165cm, and for women from 150cm to 155cm.
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The etiology of ski injuries: an eight year study of the skier and his equipment.
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 Super Giant Slalom skiing - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
It is usually referred to as "Super G." Super G is considered a "speed" discipline like Downhill as opposed to "technical" disciplines like Giant Slalom and Slalom.
It involves skiing between widely spaced gates as in Giant Slalom, but with fewer turns and over a much longer course with longer times between gates.
The discipline is relatively new and it was created in an effort to offset specialization in alpine skiing World Cup events caused by widely different technique and physical demands of technical and speed disciplines.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Super-G   (235 words)

  
 Bodybuilding.com - Peak Performance - Alpine Skiing Training!
Alpine skiing is one such sport, and it may be for this reason that skiers so often ignore the specificity principle, especially in their off-snow training.
However, alpine skiing is extremely deceptive, and biomechanical analysis has shown that it is not actually an explosive sport at all, although, confusingly, this does not mean it is not an anaerobic sport.
Thus, given that skiing consists of a series of turns controlled by either very slow or isometric muscle contractions over a relatively long period of time (at least for an anaerobic exercise), it is not surprising that most skiers have more than 50 per cent slow-twitch fibres.
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 KIAT.NET - Olympic Winter Games Alpine Skiing
From Norway, skiing spread throughout Scandinavia and Russia as a mode of winter transportation and eventually as a sport similar to cross-country skiing.
The combined downhill and the combined slalom are contested independently of the regular downhill and slalom events, and the combined courses are shorter than the regular versions.
Also, the combined slalom is held on the lower part of the combined downhill slope, which has not always been the case.
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 Giant Slalom skiing - RecipeFacts   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The "gates" are a greater distance to each other than in Slalom but not as great as Super-G or Downhill.
In contrast, the fall line of a Giant Slalom run has much wider turns and thus is always less incumbered by gates.
In an attempt to increase safety, the 2003-2004 season saw the FIS increase the minimum turning radius for Giant Slalom skis to 45m (from 40m), and impose minimum ski lengths for the first time; 185cm for men, 180cm for women.
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 Athletes.com - Peak Performance - Alpine Skiing Training!
Alpine skiing is one such sport, and it may be for this reason that skiers so often ignore the specificity principle, especially in their off-snow training.
However, alpine skiing is extremely deceptive, and biomechanical analysis has shown that it is not actually an explosive sport at all, although, confusingly, this does not mean it is not an anaerobic sport.
Thus, given that skiing consists of a series of turns controlled by either very slow or isometric muscle contractions over a relatively long period of time (at least for an anaerobic exercise), it is not surprising that most skiers have more than 50 per cent slow-twitch fibres.
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 Alpine Skiing   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Skiing is known to be a basic means of transport in Northern Europe for 3000 to 4000 years.
Whereas Giant Slalom (GS) requires the most technical performance, in contrast to downhill, the gates are closer together, but not directly in the fall line demanding carved turns through the whole race.
Slalom skiers are usually leaner than skiers of the other events, whereas downhill competitors are the heaviest (Haymes an Dickinson 1980).
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 Giant Slalom skiing - TheBestLinks.com - Skiing, Alpine skiing, International Ski Federation, Fall line, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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It involves skiing between gates as in the slalom, but with the gates at a greater distance to each other.
In the GS, turns are much shorter (and thus much quicker) and so racers ski a narrower, more direct fall line.
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 Giant Slalom World Skiing Championships   (Site not responding. Last check: )
With snow falling heavily when she busted out of the gate, Wachter skied a conservative second run, losing a lot of time in the middle and lower sections of the course.
Koznick, a winner of a slalom race earlier this season, normally doesn't race the giant slalom, but women's coach George Capaul said Koznick was given the start to get the pre-race jitters out of her system before she races the slalom this weekend.
Although he skied to a breakthrough 4th place in a slalom at Wengen, Switzerland, last month, Miller's specialty is the giant slalom.
classic.mountainzone.com /ski/worldcup/99/worldchamps/gs-w.html   (1121 words)

  
 Alpine skiing - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Alpine skiing evolved from cross-country skiing when ski lift infrastructure was developed at mountain resorts to tow skiers back to the top of slopes, thus making it possible to repeatedly enjoy skiing down steep, long slopes that would be otherwise too tiring to climb up.
Various alpine skiing competitions have developed in the history of skiing, and elite competitive skiers participate in the annual World Cup series, as well as the Winter Olympic Games.
Slalom, GS, Super-G, and Downhill are the 4 racing disciplines, with Downhill being the fastest event and Slalom being the most technical.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Alpine_skiing   (806 words)

  
 Security Blanket - US News and World Report
(2) Snowbasin ski area: downhill and slalom skiing
(8) Deer Valley Resort: freestyle and slalom skiing
(10) Soldier Hollow: Nordic, biathlon, and cross-country skiing
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 Giant Slalom skiing - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Giant Slalom skiing - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
GS gates themselves also differ from Slalom gates; in the Giant Slalom, gates are spaced in pairs with each pair consisting of two poles connected by a single fabric panel, whereas in the Slalom gates are single poles sans panels.
Giant Slalom skiing, Differences between Giant Slalom and Slalom, Giant Slalom Skis, See also and Alpine skiing.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Giant_slalom   (373 words)

  
 Hermann Maier Wins Olympic Giant Slalom   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hermann Maier of Austria brought his tally of Olympic gold medals to two after winning the giant slalom a clear eight-tenths of a second ahead of his teammate, Stefan Eberharter.
In winning double gold in super G and giant slalom Maier emulated the feat of Germany's Markus Wasmeier in 1994 at the Lillehammer Olympics, and Austria has now one three of the four men's alpine skiing events at Nagano.
After the first run of the giant slalom, it seemed as though Austria would sweep the medals, but Austria's Christian Mayer (no relation to Hermann) suffered from nerves in the second run as he had done in Lillehammer and dropped from second to 9th.
classic.mountainzone.com /olympics/nagano/up2-19mgslalom.html   (168 words)

  
 BBC News | Alpine Skiing | Weather claims giant slalom
The Alpine skiing giant slalom, which would have featured a clash between Austria's Hermann Maier and Italian Alberto Tomba, was postponed on Wednesday because of heavy snow and poor course conditions.
The Alpine skiing speed events were completed on Tuesday at Hakuba after the schedule was repeatedly interrupted by snow, fog and rain.
Wednesday's giant slalom at Shiga Kogen, 100 km from Hakuba in the Japan Alps, was to have been the first Nagano Olympic race for the flamboyant Tomba, who has won five medals, three of them gold, over three Games.
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 Simard Wins First-Ever Canadian National GS Championship   (Site not responding. Last check: )
After skiing two stellar runs, Simard finally clinched her first ever giant slalom title, skiing ahead of World Cup teammates, Allison Forsyth and Emily Brydon, thanks to a combined time of 2.26.57.
Indeed, Forsyth accounts eight national titles in slalom and giant slalom, five of which were clinched in giant slalom and her last title having been won in 2001 at Orford.
Skiing a slower first run, Brydon turned it on in the second leg, ensuring her spot on the podium for the fourth time in just as many racing days at the 2005 Pontiac GMC Canadian Championships.
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 Day by day at the Games   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Freestyle skiing -- Preliminary round in men's and women's moguls competition, an event in which skiers descend a steep slope covered with bumps called moguls.
Skiers compete in a giant snow trough, performing various tricks, flips, stunts and maneuvers under the scrutiny of five judges.
Events concluding -- (6) Women's slalom skiing; women's 4x7.5K biathlon relay; men's 500-meter short-track speedskating; women's 500-meter short-track speedskating; women's 5,000-meter short-track speedskating; women's 1,000-meter speedskating.
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 ScienceDaily: Giant slalom skiing
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 Jackson Hole News&Guide Sports Story | Jackson, Wyoming
In that event she straddled a gate on her final slalom run, finishing 21st after being forced to hike back uphill for the missed gate.
But a preseason goal to improve her giant slalom skiing has gone largely unfulfilled as she's struggled with the grippy snow and flatter courses prevalent in women's World Cup races.
After a relentless skiing and training schedule last season led to shin problems, Stiegler's coaches have urged her to take more time off from racing this season, an adjustment she admits has been difficult to make.
www.jacksonholenews.com /Archives/SportsArchive/2004/050216-Sports.html   (747 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Miller wins world championship gold in super giant slalom   (Site not responding. Last check: )
She won the downhill silver medal at the 1994 Olympics and the super giant slalom gold medal at the 1998 Olympics.
She started when she was 18, earned a spot on the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team in 1988, and led the Americans to the Olympics in Albertville five years later.
Both of his parents were ski jumpers, and his father was a ski manufacturer who inducted into the hall in 1970.
www.usatoday.com /sports/olympics/winter/2005-01-29-miller-worlds_x.htm   (1213 words)

  
 Slalom and Giant Slalom
Ski poles are straight and often have plastic guards covering the knuckles.
The gates in slalom are formed by alternating pairs of red and blue poles set in a rhythmic pattern down the hill.
The gates for the giant slalom use two pairs of alternating red and blue poles set to conform to the terrain.
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The giant slalom tests agility and control, with 56 to 70 gates on the men's course.
The giant slalom race consists of two runs -- one in the morning, one in early afternoon.
Raich's skiing is as steady and consistent as Miller's is daring and unpredictable.
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 Salt Lake City Preps for Olympics
Slalom skiing and freestyle aerials and moguls events will be held at Deer Valley Resort, just a few miles away.
Still, there will be plenty of room for skiing during the Olympics as only two percent of Utah's ski terrain is being utilized for competition.
Soldier Hollow, the wide-open home of the Olympic biathlon and cross-country skiing competitions, is nearby at the eastern edge of Wasatch Mountain State Park.
www.skiingmag.com /skiing/snomads/article/0,12910,328790,00.html   (572 words)

  
 slalom skiing   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One ski is set up as a combination ski with a double binding to allow.
It involves skiing between gates as in the slalom...
Differences in Giant Slalom and Slalom Giant Slalom Races are a lot...
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