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Old 01-27-2015, 09:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Feeling comfortable at high speed...is it 100% mental?

been using the Trace app to track my speed and other statistics on the mountain.

kind of bummed to see i max out at around 35mph, which, in my opinion, is sort of pathetic.

i try to push it as much as possible but i think its almost completely mental for me. i can think of two reasons for this:

1. the firt time i ever rode, i broke my collar bone falling at 4mph about 10 feet from the lift - so injury is always in the back of my mind

2. i ride east coast hard pack/ice and it is completely unforgiving.

your thoughts? how can i (do i even need to?) overcome?
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Skill isn't measured in miles per hour.
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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more important to be in control than ride fast .....
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Skill isn't measured in miles per hour.

This. I see plenty of idiots flying down the mountain at breakneck speeds with no sort of style or skill whatsoever. And barely in control. Not that I'm saying you're one of these people.
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Everytime I've ever hurt myself ridin it's been while I was either at slow pace or stationary!!!!!
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Old 01-27-2015, 10:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Are you saying your max speed, or your sustained speed?

I use trace too. I find I tend to go faster when there's better conditions- you know, when you don't have to worry about ice patches.

But really, who cares how fast you're going as long as you're having fun.
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Skill isn't measured in miles per hour.
Depends on where you live.

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If you want speed, then ski. Skis are faster.
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If you want speed, then ski. Skis are faster.
He said he wants to go faster, not turn into a wanker!!!!!
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Learn to ride with control and after time you will be much faster.

Pointing a board straight while flat basing and going as fast as possible isnt really a skill (it may take some cajones =)) and can be dangerous to other people on the hill.
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