By on the level, I am suggesting that Shiffrin may have a much lower zeppa-delta ramp angle than her competition.
Here are some screen shots from the March 18, 2018 Are Slalom where Shiffrin won by 1.58 seconds. She is on and off her edges in milliseconds as she just seems to pop from turn to turn – Total Domination From Shiffrin (1.)
Compare the angles of Shiffrin’s ankle, knee and hip in the photo below to those of her competition in the second and third photos below.
Notice how extended Shiffrin’s lower body is as she exits the rise line and enters the bottom of the turn in the photo below from a training session earlier in the year.
Extended in the Are Slalom.
Out of the start her knees and ankles are almost straight!
In my next post I will explain what I think is happening and why.