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NSXRguy 02-12-2014 09:59 PM

Tips on how to go Ricky Bobby fast

So yesterday i went to camelback for my usual "cruising" down the blue trails until i saw another boarder go down the double black diamond. I decided to check it out and did my cruise until i got somewhere around halfway down the steep and decided to point the board straight down...ducked down as far as i could comfortably go and I noticed myself that throughout the bomb down, i was leaning/sitting back on my heel edge instead of trying to flat base it. For you speed demons out there, when pointed straight down, are you flat basing it or leaning towards an edge? The day ended when i think hit a too big of a bump and cause me to land forward and somehow landed on my elbow and slid down for a good 7 seconds (little sore)

As far as the 77mph... Idk exactly how accurate ski tracks is, but i would probably believe it more if it said in the 60s... But it sure wasna bit scary haha

Varza 02-13-2014 12:05 AM

I am by no means a speed demon, but I do hold an edge even when pointing downhill. I find that I am more stable that way. I'm still learning though and my original thought was "I keep an edge so that I am ready to transition to the other one when it's time to turn". And dang, 77 MPH is crazy fast!

I am very interested in what the more seasoned riders say about this.

Argo 02-13-2014 12:12 AM

Depends on the snow/surface conditions and the slope angles. Sometimes I flat base, sometimes I ride an edge. No matter Howard you try, flat. Base will be faster going straight down a hill but also have a lot less control, make damn sure if you are gonna flat base, you are good enough to compensate quickly for any mistake.

On bad surface conditions, holding a hard edge cuts through the shit a lot better but the friction will slow your bit. Sure you can gain some speed on a good dynamic carved semicircle on hard packed surface but you lose that slight bit of time and mph by turning side to side.

I flat base a lot on beginner and intermediate terrain but on steeps I always keep control with and edge unless it's just great snow/fresh powder.

wrathfuldeity 02-13-2014 12:36 AM

I'm no expert. But it seems that your ski tracs numbers are off.

4 runs total in 44 minutes = 11 minutes per run
2 k vert = 500 vert ft per run

even accounting for a very slow ass chair ride for 500 seems very slow if ur hitting a topend of 77 mph yet avg of 13 mph.

but idk...

77 mph is definitely hauling ass and a couple of ski buds that have been each skiing for 45+ years top out straight bombing in a tuck at about 67 mph on long stiff racing skis on ice with dust ,,,so it just makes me think that your ski tracs is mis-calibrated or not quite working properly. My topend is 52 mph and I'm going edge to edge with an occasional flatbase so as to work the terrain I'm flying over.

NSXRguy 02-13-2014 12:53 AM

Its more like 4 runs in a period of about 20min based on the graph with time and elevation

snowklinger 02-13-2014 12:53 AM

You gotta go to Keystone if you want to go fast. River Run gives you enough time for mach 11.

Argo 02-13-2014 12:57 AM

Mach 11 straight to death for quite a few gapers......

Lamps 02-13-2014 06:34 AM

GPS tracking is notoriously inaccurate for top speeds

thedru13 02-13-2014 08:30 AM

what app is that?

d2cycles 02-13-2014 08:44 AM


Originally Posted by snowklinger (Post 1532777)
You gotta go to Keystone if you want to go fast. River Run gives you enough time for mach 11.

Everyone talks bad about River Run...I actually enjoy that run when doing night riding at Keystone. It is fun to come off the lip and then see if you are going to land on ice, packed powder or some awful combination of crap :) Once I figure out what I'm dealing with, then I enjoy the rest of the run...people generally scrape the groomed stuff up into small mogul piles so it creates nice little jumps for some added fun!

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