Ishkur: styckx: She went easy on the second jump and touched on the 3rd. That second jump was barely even a trickShe may have been doing something strategic. I don't know where the judges are sitting but I'm guessing it's at the bottom and even though they have monitors, the only jump they can see in person is the last one, so she may have figured that making a good impression on the final jump gets better scores.
styckx: The judges have full access to replays.. They can re-watch the entire run from start to finish as many times as they need to.
styckx: The octocopter filming this is nuts...
Ishkur: I think that's good enough for a medal, but not enough for gold. So I have no idea.The judging in this sport is more random than Press Your Luck.
kevinatilusa: Seems pretty straightforward. Fudged landings lose points (except when they don't), wobbles in midair either matter or don't (depending on the day), and if you slide down the slope on your backside you probably aren't medaling (okay, that one at least seems universal).
Ishkur: This skiathlon is the stupidest thing ever.It's like the triathlon, only they go from skiing to more skiing.Who the hell thought up this redundant nonsense?
carnifex2005: Ishkur: This skiathlon is the stupidest thing ever.It's like the triathlon, only they go from skiing to more skiing.Who the hell thought up this redundant nonsense?At the very least they should be changing from skis to snowshoes then the last couple of miles on skates along a frozen lake.
Ishkur: Concussion guy, where are you? Take her away, quiet room, cranial nerve test. Come on, every sport does this now.Her farking helmet was cracked. Her brain may be too even though she doesn't feel it.
carnifex2005: At the very least they should be changing from skis to snowshoes then the last couple of miles on skates along a frozen lake.
styckx: and I'm up again.. For now... Fragmented sleeping schedule
Ishkur: styckx: and I'm up again.. For now... Fragmented sleeping scheduleYou didn't miss much. Oh, the Dutch really really really really like speedskating./yes, I'm still up and still watching//off to make another pot of coffee
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