It has been an eventful couple of days for me!
My first World Cup was an amazing and overwhelming experience.
The Beaver Creek Super G is a challenging hill. As I pushed out of the start gate all thoughts went on trying to go as fast as possible, and not enough on technique. The snow was grippier than a lot of iced courses and needed to be treated less aggressively. About a 1/4 of the way down I fell inside and ended up going though the gate. This was disappointing as two weeks ago we had been training with the days winner, Patrick Kueng, and others and I had done a couple of runs around 2 seconds behind him.
I would love to do it again and tidy it all up.
Today I had a GS race at Loveland. The first run was reasonable with a few mistakes, but I was in a good position and had plenty to work on for the second run.
As the video shows, second run was alright until I failed to adjust enough to the grippy snow, which ultimately lead to a dislocated shoulder.
I lost the outside ski in the soft snow and got twisted. I tried to get it back but the aggressive snow made both skis edges hook up on different paths. Doing the splits and heading for the panel, I tried to get it back but ended up going into the nets. One of the net poles caught my shoulder, pushed my arm up and popped my shoulder out of place.
So its going to be a week off snow for me. This is frustrating as good results in the NAC speed series over the next 7 days were a major goal for me. Instead I will have plenty of time to kill mucking around the house and trying to find new ways to keep in shape.