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Old 02-14-2013, 07:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How fast you guys are?

My friend can easily go up to 60-70 KM/HOUR on blue, but I am stuck on this speed because I am afraid of going fast, what about you guys?
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think once you become more confident then you can go faster
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Don't try to ride as fast as your friends just to keep up. It's ok to push yourself but stay in a range you feel comfortable. You'll get faster automaticly the more experience you gain.

The guys I'm riding with do 100+kmh on the easy to overview runouts of our resort, but they have 20+ years experience. 125 was max one of them hit on our perfectly groomed and empty black slope (with reducing wind break by riding without jacket).

Albeit I'm riding many moons, my limits are well below. I'm rather cautious and my top speed depends a lot on the board I'm riding. With my long/stiff Jones Flagship 158 I do 80kmh with confidence AND fun. But with my shorter softer Ride Farah 153 I'm only confident up to 70kmh. Hit 90kmh with the Flagship once, but this was beyond my "comfort speed limit". Not because of the board, it still was completely stable, but for me this speed was simply too scary.
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x2 what's been said already! 2011/12 was my first full season riding and try as I might, I couldn't crack 30 mph!!

Conditions will probably play a big part in your comfort level too! Late this season, we got some really good snow. Conditions were great on the groomers & I blasted past that 30 mph goal & maxed out around 48-49 mph! Now I am pretty comfortable cruising the groomers in the 35 mph range while I look for places to really fly!! Of course all of this was on some pretty great snow! Now if it's really hard or Icy? My confidence takes a BIG nose dive & I'm not willing to go anywhere near that fast!

First few months riding in spring of 2011, I took a couple of HARD slams on the bulletproof shit & it still freaks me out a bit when it gets like that so I slow WAY down! (...next season gonna see about getting a board with some of the more aggressive magna traction tech & see if that helps De-wussify me some!!)

Next season,.. 55+ mph???? ...maybe!

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Oh yeah,.. Tiny, crowded hills & resorts like we have here in MI. can put a limit on your speed too! Some day's it's like riding in a Pinbball machine dodging all the skier's n shit!!
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1. faster than you

2. slow the fuck down you are already going too fast



3. the gps on your phone is inaccurate anyway unless you use an app like ski tracks that adds slope into the equation.
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3. the gps on your phone is inaccurate anyway unless you use an app like ski tracks that adds slope into the equation.
Why is this? I thought speed was speed?

Curious because I use ski tracks and as of late an app called maprika, because it overlays your runs on the resort map.

In Maprika it tracks speed, but I don't think it tracks slope and have no idea if it takes that into account.
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Why is this? I thought speed was speed?

Curious because I use ski tracks and as of late an app called maprika, because it overlays your runs on the resort map.

In Maprika it tracks speed, but I don't think it tracks slope and have no idea if it takes that into account.
because math and stuff, pretty sure even ski tracks is not doing the math realtime speed/slope, but using an average....
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If you look at someone going straight down, like a skydiver, and your above him it appears like they are moving really slow with exception to whatever forward momentum they are carrying. If you look at him from the side he is hauling ass. Gps can't differentiate from the angles that you are approaching the earth so the speed it will see is based on how fast of a forward motion you have. If your going 100mph down a 45 degree slope it would track around 50mph unless something is adjusting for the slope/angle of approach.
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^^x2^^

Slope Matters.jpg

Both these lines are the same length. If GPS sees you've taken 2 min. to travel both of these and slope is not accounted for accurately,.. It believes it took you the same time to travel a shorter distance! Thus it tells you you were moving slower!!!

(...explains why I'm a "Speed Demon" on the Bunny hill and a fucking Scaredy Cat Pussy on anything steep!!!! Yeah, that's it!!!)
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