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  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by cdskier View Post
    I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed having the option in VT to watch CBC's coverage Saturday evening of the Men's Slopestyle Snowboard event.
    I was in n.VT this weekend and did the same. Back in 1998/2002 I lived in Vermont, and I watched the Canuck channels probably 80% of the time over NBC. They actually show the sports, and more diversity of various sports, rather than just what they can promote and get high ratings from.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jcb890 View Post
    Ah, so you gotta be in the NBC Sports App? I don't have that.
    No. All you have to have is a cable or satellite, etc... package, and then you can stream. Buy a Chromecast for $20 or $25 at Best Buy or whereever, and you can stream directly to your TV.

    The first alpine skiing event is tonight at 9:30pm, and I'll be streaming it from my computer onto a 60" TV, and be able to see every athlete's run, rather than seeing the 3 Americans and a few other guys in between repeats upon repeats upon replays of figure skating coverage and faux-emotional "overcame hardships" stories.
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  2. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by Jcb890 View Post
    I was just shocked to see the women's times for Giant Slalom in 2014 were actually faster than the men!

    Ligety won gold for the men with a combined time of 2:45.29.
    Tina Maze won gold for the women with a combined time of 2:36.87.

    No men ran under 1:20 while many women did.
    Men and women run different coarse. Even if they use the same trail, slalom and Gs are re-set for every run. So even using the same start/finish there can be vast difference I time based on the # and location of gates, and snow speed.

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  3. #33
    Pretty entertaining watching the downhillers trying to survive that slalom course.
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  4. #34
    Quote Originally Posted by urungus View Post
    I am streaming a full replay of the men’s moguls finals as I write this. On my Roku, iPhone, and iPad I can see full event replays using the NBC Sports app (requires cable or satellite subscription).
    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    No. All you have to have is a cable or satellite, etc... package, and then you can stream. Buy a Chromecast for $20 or $25 at Best Buy or whereever, and you can stream directly to your TV.

    The first alpine skiing event is tonight at 9:30pm, and I'll be streaming it from my computer onto a 60" TV, and be able to see every athlete's run, rather than seeing the 3 Americans and a few other guys in between repeats upon repeats upon replays of figure skating coverage and faux-emotional "overcame hardships" stories.
    Got it working last night... it asked me to sign into my cable account, which I did, but I don't know if that was even necessary. I think that's for regular NBC shows perhaps? Anyways, logged in and found the full replays, though it isn't exactly easy to find.

    My wife and I went back and re-watched the Men's Slopestyle competition. After watching the women's... just wow. Kind of disappointing that Jamie Anderson who won gold for the women probably wouldn't have finished top-20 in the men's contest. But, that's how it goes I guess. Some of the women (like Jamie) were pretty impressive.

    Then we watched the women's half pipe finals, that was pretty fun. I knew Chloe Kim had won gold after her first run. She's doing stuff none of the other women can do. The men's competition was close, Red Gerard won, but I think Mark McMorris would have won had he landed his final run and there was a handful of other men competitors who could have won it - Max Parrot, Sebastian Toutant, Marcus Kleveland or Ståle Sandbech all had a shot. For the women, it was Chloe Kim and then a huge gap between her and the next-best.

    DVR'd the rest of last night. I'll either re-watch that way or stream the Full Replays for Men's Combined and Men's Half Pipe. It will be interesting to see the gap between Chloe Kim and the men.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkshot99 View Post
    Men and women run different coarse. Even if they use the same trail, slalom and Gs are re-set for every run. So even using the same start/finish there can be vast difference I time based on the # and location of gates, and snow speed.

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    I had no idea. I guess that makes sense then why the women's times were faster. Either way, I'm looking forward to watching both the men's and women's downhill competitions.
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  5. #35
    I don't think you should base your opinions on the women's slopestyle based on that competition.

    The conditions were abhorrent because of the wind. No one could really throw down what they're capable of.

    The competition should have been moved to another day.

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  6. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by WJenness View Post
    I don't think you should base your opinions on the women's slopestyle based on that competition.

    The conditions were abhorrent because of the wind. No one could really throw down what they're capable of.

    The competition should have been moved to another day.

    -w
    I wasn't trying to say they were bad. Many of them were impressive. I knew it was coming, but I was still surprised to see the gap between the men and women, tricks they're doing, rails they're attempting, etc.

    Agreed about the poor wind conditions. It also sucked they basically got rid of qualifying and did 2 finals runs instead of 3. So, I think that hampered some of what they were willing to go out and try.
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  7. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by Jcb890 View Post
    I wasn't trying to say they were bad. Many of them were impressive. I knew it was coming, but I was still surprised to see the gap between the men and women, tricks they're doing, rails they're attempting, etc.

    Agreed about the poor wind conditions. It also sucked they basically got rid of qualifying and did 2 finals runs instead of 3. So, I think that hampered some of what they were willing to go out and try.
    Oh, I wasn't implying you were saying they were bad... sorry if I gave that impression.

    Yes, the women got absolutely hosed, the change in format because of the conditions plus the conditions meant that everyone was not able to show their true potential anywhere on that course.

    It sucks for them to have worked so hard to get on that stage, and then not be able to show what they're actually capable of, through no fault of their own, and poor decisions of others.

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    So I have Xfinity X1 cable with the full DVR HD capability. We have been cycling through the menu of all the on demand events and have been watching everything we want and skipping what we want. You can also go into the future and record the events you want to see. I realize that having cable or even a TV is taboo amongst the millennial and frugal Yankees that inhabit this site but it sure beats the alternatives. Totally

  9. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by WJenness View Post
    The competition should have been moved to another day.
    It was ridiculous, and I think, political. My guess is, had literally every other ski event to that point not already been postponed, they would have postponed it, but the organizers probably didnt want to cancel yet another skiing even due to weather.

    Reducing the event by 1/3, and then essentially having some women eliminated solely due to "wind" was ridiculous. Four years training for that? Reprehensible.

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  10. #40
    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
    So I have Xfinity X1 cable with the full DVR HD capability. We have been cycling through the menu of all the on demand events and have been watching everything we want and skipping what we want.
    Not a bad option, but I psychologically have some difficulty watching sports I know aren't live. I've gotten better at it the last handful of years, DVR'ing Eagles games when I hunt on Sunday, but somehow it lowers the excitement for me knowing the event is over. That's one of the reasons I love the Chomecast so much, just streaming the live event onto my television. Last night watching literally every run of the men's downhill and men's slalom for the combined was awesome. And since it's not technically a TV feed, I actually learned quite a bit during the "downtime" listening & watching coaches, skiers, start house officials, etc....
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