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FIS changes alpine skiing equipment rules; could they do the same for freeskiing?

Updated: August 16, 2011, 5:28 PM ET
By Cody Townsend | ESPN Action Sports

Bode Miller and Ted Ligety aren't very happy right now. The origin of their ire is a recently updated International Ski Federation (FIS) ski-sizing rule slated for the 2012/2013 Alpine World Cup season that mandates that World Cup GS skiers must race on skis 10 centimeters longer and with a 13-meter wider sidecut radius than current equipment regulations.

Ligety, the 2006 Olympic gold medalist, said when the rule change was announced, "FIS turns back the clock on ski racing. ...

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