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Old 02-08-2009, 08:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Average / Top Speed on the Slopes?

Just out of curiosity, anyone know how fast they go snowboarding?

Took my Garmin Forerunner 205 out on the slopes, averaging 25mph mostly, topping out at 42mph, not sure I could or would want to go any faster.
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Got me beat. I take my Garmin Edge 305 with me sometimes, and the highest I've gone is 54 km/h / 32 mph (got 66.1 km/h once but don't think it was an accurate reading). I usually forget to shut it off when I get on the lift, so I don't know what my average is.
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Old 02-09-2009, 12:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
On average, I cruise about 35 MPH with frequent bursts to 40-45 MPH. The fastest I have ever recorded on my Atomic Radon was one day at Timberline Lodge on a well groomed but icy run was 61 MPH and that was downright spooky.
I'd say that's about right; easily cruise between 25-35 with bursts to 40-45, and know I've hit 50+ and that usually fast enough for me and for death to occur.
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Old 02-09-2009, 12:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Wise word from a ski patrol.. " Look out for the crazies " Ie... Bombing straight down no turns and the look of fear and despiration on their faces.

With that said I take it in account to check out and look for the Crazies , saw one this past weekend she might have been hitting that 40-50+ range when she crashed, I can honestly say I have never ever seen somone bounce off teh ground like that. OUCH.
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yesterday I bombed this black run and I did pretty fine until I carried my speed onto the flats... One slight edge catch and I got laid out. HAHAHAHAHHAHAH!!!
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Old 02-10-2009, 01:13 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I am what snowwolf would call an unguided missile. However, I am good at stopping, just not slowing down or turning a bunch to slow me down lol. I'm going to take a private next time lol.
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Old 02-13-2009, 04:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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GPS wouldn't be accurate since you are moving downhill and making frequent short turns
(unless you bomb straight down), would it? Maybe a super accurate 3D taking super small samples would be close.

Those that have friends that are law enforcement, ask them if they can come out for an hour and clock people. Preferably L.I.D.A.R.
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Old 02-13-2009, 04:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I change my speed depending on how crowded the run is.. I don't really want to collide with anyone.. especially little kids (small + parents) that have really erratic paths.
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