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post #1 of 184 (permalink) Old 01-31-2011, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
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I like to bomb....I started in Nov bombing at 35 its Jan and I was bombing and when I was looking down at my phone I bombed out at 50... now to me that is fast.....and I want to go faster.... is there anyone out there that goes faster can use some tips
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I hit 55km/h the other day, and though it was fast ... I can probably go a little faster if I had more space .... but then on my drive home I looked down at my speedo going 55 and wondered what it would be like to jump out of the car at that speed ... NOT PRETTY ...
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just downloaded this iphone app called 'ski tracks' that records different riding stats such as speed, vertical drop, total distance traveled etc. and according to that i hit a top speed of 87.1 km/h today... not sure how accurate it is but all the other stats such as vertical distance traveled and run mapping were pretty much dead on. i was having an off day as well so i wouldn't be surprised if i have hit 90 or even 100 km/h before...
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yeah thats what I used as well, skitracks is +/- 5km/h accurate i'd say ... I tested it in my car, and yeah it's pretty good at pinpointing the top speed ...

and 90km/h is insane to me right now ... good stuff
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I like to bomb....I started in Nov bombing at 35 its Jan and I was bombing and when I was looking down at my phone I bombed out at 50... now to me that is fast.....and I want to go faster.... is there anyone out there that goes faster can use some tips
ahhhh tip #1, you generally don't want to be looking at your phone while bombing at 50+ mph....you should be looking far down the hill and pray some innocent person is not sitting over the next roller...what happened to me last year when I thought it was clear and had plenty of room on a nice wide run...barely missed a young woman boarder who was sitting over a roller. Would have definitely taken her out, she was scared shitless by the look in her eyes and definitely got a face full of spray. Two weeks ago, bombing with skier buds who were kinda of cleared me a path...at least warning others that bombers were on the loose...but still praying there were no folks over the rollers. Just saying bombing is serious and even if you biff, you are going to slide quite a ways. So tip #2, don't do it on weekend gaper days.


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if you want more speed you could try any/all of the following, at your own risk:

-point it on steeper, longer slopes
-ice is the fastest surface (but most difficult to brake on)
-go low over your board and keep your body as sideways as possible to minimize "airdrag" - you'll need good balance for this
-get a fresh wax
-get a stiffer freeride board with a fast base

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Not sure if you realise but at that speed you are dead if you hit anything. Hate to sound like someones dad but that will end in tears. Especially if you are looking at your phone.

So many runs so little time.

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I like to bomb....I started in Nov bombing at 35 its Jan and I was bombing and when I was looking down at my phone I bombed out at 50... now to me that is fast.....and I want to go faster.... is there anyone out there that goes faster can use some tips
Here, try what this guy did. It obviously worked. You can't argue with results.

http://harrypottering.com/gossip/2-d...t-4380228.html

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I like to bomb....I started in Nov bombing at 35 its Jan and I was bombing and when I was looking down at my phone I bombed out at 50... now to me that is fast.....and I want to go faster.... is there anyone out there that goes faster can use some tips
Are you in a hurry to get to somewhere?
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Safe to assume since you're in Washington you mean MPH. Dude....50 is fast enough.
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