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If you're riding packed pow yeah you can get away with rubbery gear. But if you're riding manly conditions you're going to need manly gear.
Ok then, let's ask Cat.
Hello, Cat. Do you think the OP should spend a shit load of money on new high end snowboard gear just because he "needs" it to go a little faster?

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Like I said, it does help but you don't need it.
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Ok then, let's ask Cat.
Hello, Cat. Do you think the OP should spend a shit load of money on new high end snowboard gear just because he "needs" it to go a little faster?

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Like I said, it does help but you don't need it.

Reminds me of the VW ad from the 60s that showed a Beetle and read, "0-60...yes!" A Lambo can hit 100, more quickly than a Corolla, and will be more stable, but they're both doing 100.
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Focus on control not gps

If you've been boarding for a few years , your body remembers your falls, bumps and bruises. It will let you go only as fast as your brakes can stop you. When learning you will go faster than you can control , causing face , head , and tailbone impact. If I would have found this forum years ago I could have save many bumps and bruises. Learning to slowdown , stop, when to use the tail to slow down and how to use the front to control your speed will give you the confidence to go faster. My turning point was after taking a lesson and learning to use the downhill foot.

If you are putting weight or leaning on your uphill foot out of fear, you are going too fast and likely have the tail come around and catch an edge.

Focusing on a gps for speed will not help you get faster or teach you more control. I actually go faster on flatter blue than steep blacks because it is much harder to slow down when it is steeper.

Maybe it is time to invest in a private lesson to get you to the next level. The videos and advice on this site is very helpful, but a live lessons can add so much more. Unless you are posting video how can someone advise you on form.
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Smoking a bowl if you're into that usually does the trick for me.
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Smoking a bowl if you're into that usually does the trick for me.
That would slow me down!
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I feel for you bro. If my season ended like that i would of lost my mind. Even the though of summer before the next winter makes me want to cry. Recover and you will hit 50 in no time...

Arsenal, you should race me at sunshine next time we meet up. i want to see how slow i am...
I am not that fast yet. Hit 79km/h or about 50mph today but wasn't balls out. Got the board waxed and will hit 85 tomorrow. Torpedo hit 95 the other day.
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I am not that fast yet. Hit 79km/h or about 50mph today but wasn't balls out. Got the board waxed and will hit 85 tomorrow. Torpedo hit 95 the other day.
I dont have a clue how fast i am. Im going this monday.... Be there or be square.
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There are a few smart phone apps that track all your speed such as average, top, and sustained speed along with other stats such as vertical for the day and air time and shows graphs of speed on which parts of the slope.

Hit 52.34 mph hour last year with my goal being to break 50, working on breaking 60 this year. Scare the shit out of myself sometimes, but I love the adrenaline rush from it, though I have only managed 54.32 so far.
what app are you using? yesterday in hunter, i did some stupid speed, didn't fall but really wondered my speed...

nevermind dude i saw someone posted it, ski tracks

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I have tried ski tracks and gps ski maps. They both seem to give different speeds. On one I have hit 85ish, and the other 70kph
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Ok I am back in this thread. Thought I was going ok with the speed increasing. Apparently not.

Today there are a few icy sections, nothing major. My board has been tuned a week ago so I have sharp edges with the tip and tail detuned.
I am constantly sliding out on my toe edge, of course it scares me and I slow down or just ride a combo of heels and flat (not a very advanced choice with 3 seasons of riding behind me)

Something is definitely going on with my riding. I have tried pulling my back shoulder back to stop counter rotation, trying to keep that front arm forward, weight forward. Trying to relax and bend my knees more (constant battle when you are scared)

What could be possible causes for this instability on my toes?

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