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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 08:53 PM
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According to Ski Tracks my fastest this year so far is 94.7km/hr (just under 60mph for the non-Canadians)

I think Ski Tracks is somewhat accurate, but takes readings based on 100meters so you need to be going fast for a sustained amount of time. The other day I set my Contour+ GPS to record data at 4 times a second, according to Ski Tracks I hit 65km/hr top speed on a run and when I later viewed the video of the run with the Contour GPS playback I actually hit 78km/hr, but I hit top speed and then threw the brakes on to cut into the park gates. I think the Ski Tracks if anything is giving you a slower reading then you might actually hit sometimes unless you are at a sustained speed.

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Hit a new record of 41mph tonight. Considering the conditions at my local hill and that I'm 185lbs riding a 155 park board that is about as far as I want to take it. I do want to pick up a board specifically for going fast though.


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For those who are hitting 50+ are your staces wide? Are you guys ducking down lower than usual when hitting those speeds?

Im actually awaiting delivery of my new goggles... Zeal Z3 gps... Should be interesting to see my speed at real time
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I'm 5'11" and my stance is about 23". +15 in the front and -12 in the rear. I've been up to 58mph on a 158 NS Evo. My fastest clocked speed was on an older cambered NS Heritage.
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the fastest i've had myself clocked at was about 66 MPH but i know i've gone a little faster than that without being clocked.


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51.1 mph according to Ski Tracks
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Fastest clocked according to Contour was 57 but I'm usually in the 50+ range any day I take out the Misfit. I've tried breaking 60 but I think my clothes are too big. I'm like a wind screen.
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The phone apps are not accurate. I used to use the apps and had some crazy speed numbers, finally switched to a GPS watch and my top speeds seem way more realistic now. At my closest hill I'm usually peaking in the low-mid 80 km/h range (low 50 MPH range), and that's flying. Unless you've got a radar gun on you the data is likely not that accurate from any GPS device, as it's taking readings every few seconds and then calculating you speed from that.

I wouldn't worry about your top speed ultimately the biggest factor in how fast your top speed is going to be is who has a long, steep, very well groomed run at their resort. It doesn't take much skill to bomb!
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59 on Ski Tracks. With good conditions I am usually somewhere between 46-54. Lower 40s when taking it a bit easier. Not sure I really need to go much faster.
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My fastest so far this season is 52mph. However, I yardsaled it sometime last season and looked at the ski tracks app afterward and it said my top speed was 534mph. Take that!
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