I have been that racer, and I was on race skies at that time when my buds and I ski we do go fast, we pass most people like they were standing still, no brag just the way it is, some days you get the need for speed. The guys I ski with I have skied with for 30 years and when people talk shit on the chair we tell them we are old and don't ski like we used to, often we see the same people still coming down as we are going up the chair. I have tucked a hard packed black top to bottom and gone way faster than that, 207 GS skies vibrating from more speed than they were made to take. Most skiers are doing about 25 mph according to what I read and what I measure. A faster skier is over 30mph and one passing most people is over 40 mph a skier going over 50 is real fast, over 60 is usually only for a shot part of a run, unless you are straight shooting a black run or steeper blue run. I have times where I want to make a lot of turns, and go slower and times where I feel the need for speed. A number of skiers here know what I am saying and are high level skiers, I can tell by what you post, I bet there are some real extreme skiers here that do things the rest of us would not, I have skied with some very good skiers that blow me away with their ability. Not everyone skies the same so why do people here measure what others do by what they do?
For the love of a paragraph (somewhere).