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How fast do you think you ski on piste?

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@dsoutar,
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The main thing I find to remember that standing up from a tuck quickly at high speed can be a nasty surprise given the sudden increase in wind resistance

Thank goodness for the wind resistance. At those speeds I find it the safest (only) way to slow down to a speed at which I can start to put in proper turns.
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@foxtrotzulu,

Yes, it's a very effective brake!
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109kmh on Sasslong B, Selva according to Skitracks. Took a right hander at speed to get a slingshot into straight. Not bad for two old fellas, 49 and 52. wink
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Double post.
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My daughter exceeded 150km/h this year. That was cool.
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hyperkub wrote:
My daughter exceeded 150km/h this year. That was cool.


How? That's 93mph, Vonn doesn't get above 80mph.
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Is that 75km/h per ski?
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She races in speedski in the FIS S2 category.
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hyperkub wrote:
She races in speedski in the FIS S2 category.


Ah, OK. Madeye-Smiley
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jean claude mont blanc wrote:
Where is the speed trap in Tignes ?


I as a this post and couldn't help but think of the film line:

"What color is the boat house at Hereford?"
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@foxtrotzulu,
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Thank goodness for the wind resistance. At those speeds I find it the safest (only) way to slow down to a speed at which I can start to put in proper turns.


Surely then, by definition, you are skiing too fast for safety?
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@under a new name,
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Surely then, by definition, you are skiing too fast for safety?

Six months for a reply? You're slipping!

Anyway, to answer your point .... not necessarily. I'd argue that the definition of a safe speed is being able to slow down in sufficient time to avoid hazards. If you have a smooth straight run with great visibility and no crossing pistes, blind spots etc. from which another skier could conceivably emerge then the safe speed might be much higher. Obviously we are talking about safe speeds in the context of what is safe for other mountain users, not me. In the same way, when Andy Green blasted across the Nevada Desert at 763mph he was travelling a safe speed as far as other people were concerned - because there was nobody anywhere near him.
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@foxtrotzulu, ah, fair points. Although you ignore the possibility of e.g. @shep missing his attempted cliff jump landing (he does these often) and materialising, Jodie Whittaker stylee, in front of you giving you no time to get the air brakes up.

In fairness, in that juncture, blame, and body parts, might be difficult to apportion... Twisted Evil
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rjs wrote:
The male race formula for tech events is to set them to your weight in stone,.

Ok, where do I get binding that go up to DIN17, Very Happy
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