"Bode was fantastic," Reichelt said. "My run wasn't great and I am definitely going to watch a video of Bode's run."
His Austrian teammate Max Franz added "Bode had a very clean run. We have something to analyze."
Christof Innerhofer, who is chasing his first downhill podium of the season, said he was unable to ski like Miller did.
"He is crazy, he raced a killer line. I tried that line as well but I just didn't succeed," the Italian said. "I am not having a great season so far. But I felt well on the snow today and I want to attack here."
Even Svindal, winner of two downhills and two super-G races this season, said he was going to study footage of Miller's performance.
"You know Bode can pull off that kind of thing," the Norwegian said. "When I think about my run, I am not surprised that someone can be a lot faster from the top. I wasn't able to stick to my plan because I got bumped out of my line. I have the speed but I need to clean up the first part. I will definitely watch Bode's run on video."
The changed bottom section caused many racers troubles. Where they usually go right into the Hausbergkante coming off a fast straight part, they now faced a sharp left turn left.
To Miller, it didn't make much of a difference.
"It's a different set of skills that's tested," the American said. "The cool thing is no one skies that so it's pretty even for everybody. No one has had a change to ever have a run like that so I think it's OK."
Saturday's race is the penultimate downhill before the Olympic race on Feb. 9.
The Hahnenkamm event starts with a slalom Friday and concludes with a super-G and a super-combined race Sunday.