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Ted Ligety – US Ski Racer, GS Legend (Ep.14)

 

Blister Podcast, Blister ReviewTed Ligety is one of the best giant slalom racers of all time.

Ted Ligety on the Blister Podcast with Jonathan Ellsworth for Blister Gear Review

Ted Ligety

At the 2015 World Championships, Ted became the first skier to win three consecutive World Championship titles in GS. At the age of 21, he became the youngest American male to win an Olympic Gold Medal in Alpine Skiing, and he continues to dominate the men’s alpine circuit with five World Cup Overall GS titles and five World Championship titles.

In our conversation, Ted and I talk about his end-of-January injury, what happened, and what his goals are for next season.

We also revisit the question of the ‘current’ FIS-regulation skis, and whether his initial opinions about those skis have softened or grown stronger?

We then set the record straight on Ted’s background: how and why he was able to go from losing races badly to becoming the best in the world, and we talk about “failure” and figuring out when to quit vs. when to persevere.

Finally, we talk about Ted’s company Shred, and why he thinks that some of their latest developments are improvements over current technologies.

RELATED VIDEOS, LINKS, AND ARTICLES

• Ted’s 2015 World Championship GS Run: 

 

• Video of Ted’s Training Run Crash on January 27, 2016:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BBDbotCpS73/

 

• Ted’s Op-Ed Piece on the ‘New’ FIS-regulation Skis:

The Tyranny of FIS

 

• New York Times article on Ted:

Told to Be ‘Realistic,’ Ted Ligety Defied His Doubters

 

• Some New Shred Products & Tech:

Ted Ligety on the Blister Podcast with Jonathan Ellsworth for Blister Gear Review

Shred Bumper Helmet with “Infinite RAA” and “NoShock” technology

Ted Ligety on the Blister Podcast with Jonathan Ellsworth for Blister Gear Review

Shred Basher Helmet with “Infinite RAA” technology & “NoShock”

 

• Video on Shred’s Helmet Technology:

• Shred’s new Simplify Goggle:

Ted Ligety on the Blister Podcast with Jonathan Ellsworth for Blister Gear Review

Shred Simplify Goggle

1 Comment

  1. will May 17, 2016 Reply

    Motivating podcast, especially while being on the mend

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