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anyone care to try to put numbers on "speed" in ski reviews?

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I like to cruise - at 62 years old with wonky knees and what sometimes feels like an 80-year-old back I'm not into bumps or jumps anymore. Although I think I ski faster than many, I'm often passed by harder chargers. I'd rate myself an advanced skier, not expert, so I often wonder just how fast the gurus that write ski reviews are talking about when they say a ski's good at "speed". In today's world of SkiTracks and GPS watches, I believe many of us are aware of what mph we experience - can anyone put numbers on what a ski reviewer might commonly consider "speed" and "high speed"?

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*shrug*  Unless I've skied with the reviewer (it happens a fair bit on here)  I've always interpreted those words something like:
 

speed - 30 mph+  (+/- 5)

 

high speed - 45 mph+  (+/-5)

 

EDIT:  I interpret your word "cruise" to mean 'possibly in someone's "speed" zone, but not necessarily in everyone's'

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thanks much, that was quick!

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How fast is your heart beating and are you in control?
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