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Men's Ski Jumping FIS Four Hills Tournament 2018 - 2019



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4 Hills Tournament Stage 1 Oberstdorf KO Round Starting Order   Q Athlete Pairing Athlete Q 26 Antti AAL

Last year's 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 8th and 10th in the 4-hill overall standing are out after the first round. 

Kasai qualified  

Kobayashi is a real mystery for me. In the beginning of the season i thought he just had a string of good jumps and his form will disappear in a few rounds like every prior japanese jumper. But the guy just keeps winning. And the 4-Hills, once the hardest event to win, he just breezed through. 

 

Or maybe, this is the weakest ski-jumping season i have watched. When i look at the final 4-Hills and the overall World Cup standings, it's like there are no stars anymore. As if the big names from the last 4-5 years have all disappeared and the mediocre jumpers are now picking up the pieces..

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1 hour ago, Federer91 said:

Kobayashi is a real mystery for me. In the beginning of the season i thought he just had a string of good jumps and his form will disappear in a few rounds like every prior japanese jumper. But the guy just keeps winning. And the 4-Hills, once the hardest event to win, he just breezed through. 

 

Or maybe, this is the weakest ski-jumping season i have watched. When i look at the final 4-Hills and the overall World Cup standings, it's like there are no stars anymore. As if the big names from the last 4-5 years have all disappeared and the mediocre jumpers are now picking up the pieces..

Well yeah, that happens in every sport ever. If the Kobayashi's of today start falling behind one day, we will be like "there are no more stars like Kobayashi anymore" :p 

 

It's the sports version of "everything was better in earlier years".

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33 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

Well yeah, that happens in every sport ever. If the Kobayashi's of today start falling behind one day, we will be like "there are no more stars like Kobayashi anymore" :p 

 

It's the sports version of "everything was better in earlier years".

True. :)

17 years ago it seemed impossible to have someone repeating Sven's record and now we have that achievement 2 times in a row. :afro:

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Kobayashi actually uses much longer skis than usual while in years past it's been a case of making the skis shorter. Maybe the BMI tweak helped him? The jumpers had to gain ca. 2 kg before the season IIRC. And Polish media report his change of technique where he doesn't lean so much forward like basically all the Japanese did to mirror Funaki's style.

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