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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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82KMH boarding on a badly cut up blue run at Breckenridge one afternoon - at 49 yr old, 17 stone, riding a 16 year old Palmer Carbon Circle.

Would have been a canny clatter if I had crashed Very Happy
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Some day I am going to have to set up a speed trap on a steep clear viewed black and see what speeds people do reach. The timed gates are fairly flattish and many folk can hit 70kph on those. I have an uncalibrated laser rangefinder with a moving object speed function that should be accurate to 5%, that might be fun to trial.
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Jonny996 wrote:
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

Erm, that'll be in the race department of a ski shop... Toofy Grin
https://www.skibartlett.com/ski-equipment-c1/ski-bindings-c8/race-bindings-c122
(Not suggesting you actually should though!)
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@Scarpa, I assume its a visible laser and you'll be aiming it at their hearts.
That should get the buggers putting some turns in sharpish Very Happy
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@Tubaski, Laughing Laughing Laughing It'll be like a James Bond scene. It's got a 500m range, actually a shooting one, the viewfinder has cross hairs Twisted Evil
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According to ski tracks I managed 58.2mph last year on my telemark skis.......without releasable bindings. probably a bit irresponsible.

Most of the time however i ski really quite slowly doing short swings right down the fall line.

I’d be dead by now if I’d continued downhill skiing using carving kit. It’s far too fast Twisted Evil
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I could always borrow a pair of my friends FIS Super G skis, but I've been warned I'd probably blow a knee trying to turn them Shocked
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Did 52kph in Tignes in March, god knows how, I'm rubbish!
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84kph/53mph down a gentle rolling blue run in StG at end of a beautiful day last year.
Don’t think I fancy much faster
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Jonny996 wrote:
84kph/53mph down a gentle rolling blue run in StG at end of a beautiful day last year.
Don’t think I fancy much faster.
I should add it was on one of those runs that you can see the whole piste in front of you before you go & I made sure it was empty.
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Do they still have the Flying Kilometre in Les Arcs??
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@stephen buck, No. It's closure was a result of some tragic deaths. Marco, then Cait - see: http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=607728
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@Arctic Roll, Thanks - not totally surprised - I remember being pretty scared just ski-ing normally down the steep black mogulfield alongside it.

Is speed ski-ing still a sport elsewhere, or did those accidents knock it on the head? Seem to recall it was being considered for the Winter Olympics some time ago, and we had a chap who could have been in with a chance of a medal...
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@stephen buck, still a sport, there’s a piece in Fall Line magazine from a guy that had a bit of an injury and is now a coach on the British team. Interesting dude but clearly mental.
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@stephen buck, I remember standing at the side of the Flying K hearing the noise like a fighter plane approaching Toofy Grin
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