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Old 01-12-2012, 12:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know highest speed hit is 126 mph. I just got back from a trip and met up with some buddies who were trying to break 50 on peak 10 at Breck. I'd gone 43 mph last year and never really tried to just bomb a hill no carving. Everyone was hitting 48. I had my superman onesy on and my wife wasn't around to yell at me so I put Yelawolf on and bombed it. Everyone was talking about our buddy who no one could keep up with. Needless to say I never saw anyone. I hit 56.5.

Hoping to hit 60 next trip but that's about as fast as I want to go. No Idea how Darren Powell hit double that. That's effing insane
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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As fast as I can go. My hills are to short for anything over 50. They are about 300ft long. Got 48 last year. Hopefully with a good wax and the right snow I can get 60. Unlikely though.
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As fast as I can go. My hills are to short for anything over 50. They are about 300ft long. Got 48 last year. Hopefully with a good wax and the right snow I can get 60. Unlikely though.
we were on black diamond and no traffic. dunno if i'd ever want to get on a double black and do 70 or 80. i think if i wax board 60 is attainable but after that i'm good
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Wow those are some crazy speeds (at least for me)! Are you guys flat basing when reaching that?
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Wow those are some crazy speeds (at least for me)! Are you guys flat basing when reaching that?
yah it's no carving at all. squatting down pretty low too to keep center of balance at a minimum. i had my group halfway point to video flying by and one of em didn't know and started cutting across. luckily I understand the concept of picking a line and knew the direction he was heading and made a quick change on my line. he said it freaked him out when he heard the "whoosh" go by
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I shouldn't have looked. Now I'm gonna try and beat it and hurt myself.
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I shouldn't have looked. Now I'm gonna try and beat it and hurt myself.
ha i said the same thing. i'm like barney from how i met your mother in that I always accept a challenge. When my buddy said no one can keep up with our other buddy I was like alright I'll at least try and keep up. i got to the bottom looked up and didn't see anyone for a minute. the adrenaline rush was amazing btw. I only smoke green but even at that I can tell you there is no drug that can match the adrenaline rush
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I was under the impression that certain times call for carving to pick up more speed. But I guess if you are flat basing for a prolonged period of time, there comes a point where gravity simply takes over getting out of your ducking position to do anything will cause drag.
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Probably like 30 mph or so. I don't have a GPS or any accurate way to attain my speed but I know it's not much over (if even) 40.
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Probably like 30 mph or so. I don't have a GPS or any accurate way to attain my speed but I know it's not much over (if even) 40.
Nah, 30 is not that hard to reach. Well, not sure how accurate these iPhone apps are though haha.
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