i love this thread, this is what this forum is all about! someone asked a real question, and look, nothing but helpful knowledgeable answers, an entire page full in two hours.
It might be the weight, but i think it is a skill issue... (my example) from a dead stop,going after strapping in at the top of a cat track (no carves needed on a cat track so it takes skill level out of the equation) i will ALWAYS be at least 40 yards in front of my friend who is about the same skill level, on the same type of board, with usually the same amount of wax, but he is around 30 lbs lighter. There is just no way for him to catch me unless i slowed down on my own, and even then once we are at the same pace, i still always pull ahead. Once we actually hit the runs though it is pretty even, because we both are at the same skill level, are comfortable at the same speed and can achieve that speed the same. So i think you have to get better at either carving more on edge (leaving a pencil line in the snow) and not scraping so much, or just do half as many scrapes. Basically bomb more and get better at riding faster to make up for any of the little things holding you back, i.e wax, weight, board type.
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do they even make chaps with asses?
I think they call them pants