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Fighting in a different weight class

post #1 of 8
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Ok, I've given up on my quest to gain weight so I could ski faster.  I was up to 180 lbs, admittedly on a bathroom scale, and speeds were still slow.  I stepped up my exercise and cut down on the food intake a few months back.  I came a cross another bathroom scale again today, and it said 148 lbs. 

 

So,  Do you think I'll still find the 188 P50 F1s to soft in longitudinal flex for true ripping?  Will my 190 Volant's be too stiff at reasonable speeds (by reasonable I mean GS)? 

 

What do you think?

post #2 of 8

You could always wear a weight vest.

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Originally Posted by Ghost View Post

Ok, I've given up on my quest to gain weight so I could ski faster.  I was up to 180 lbs, admittedly on a bathroom scale, and speeds were still slow.  I stepped up my exercise and cut down on the food intake a few months back.  I came a cross another bathroom scale again today, and it said 148 lbs. 


 

 

I think you suck! hopmad.gif

 

Do you know how hard it is for us normal people to loos that type of weight?

 

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post #4 of 8

My diet is cheese burgers and beers.  You should try it for awhile you light weight.  And ya, I am faster than you arewink.gif

post #5 of 8

G-force generated matter much more than weight.

post #6 of 8

I am pretty sure you watched the Lake Louise DH yesterday..Mr Cuche was the bomb.. And he isn't lightweight.......biggrin.gif..

 

Just watch the documentary "Super size me".. The author gained 30+lbs in aa month.

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Originally Posted by liv2 ski View Post

My diet is cheese burgers and beers.  You should try it for awhile you light weight.  And ya, I am faster than you arewink.gif


Before I decided to get back to my proper weight class (that is the weight at which you are the best you can be, not the weight at which you can starve and dehydrate yourself to make the weigh in, and still fight better than some other schmuck who does the same) , I was on the see food diet.wink.gif

 

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I just weighed myself today on a calibrated electronic scale.  With wallet, keys, watch, steel-toed shoes, 148. something or other.  Without that stuff, 144 lbs. 

 

I checked the DIN charts, with my Crossmax 10s, as a III+ skier my DIN works out to be 5.5.  Really???   Who makes these things up, what kind of drugs are they on, and can I have some?.

Even with my Koflachs, skiing with that stuff ;) , I chart out at 7.  That's not enough, I've had to crank up from 7.5 after having skis come of when running up an icy hill in a side step (in a hurry to get to the beginner run so I could get air off the blind rollers before anybody got in the way), and have stuck a ski tip into the snow on a lift and had them come off at 8 with no problem.

 

Someone please please try to convince me that doing a little karate has made my bones that much weaker.

 

 

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