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post #61 of 67

Sorry folks - I've been busy fighting spam and (I'm sorry, but there is no snow here) golfing. If you're really bored you can try calling the love problem specialist Baba Ji and yanking his chain, but please don't encourage him. If you really want to argue about friction maybe someone can tell me why we don't water down mogul runs since my spring skiing experiences tell me that water on top of snow can be very grabby. The least you could is let the wax wear off your bases to increase your friction. Attention ADHD sufferers Abasin just got 2 inches of fresh!

post #62 of 67
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Sorry folks - I've been busy fighting spam and (I'm sorry, but there is no snow here) golfing. If you're really bored you can try calling the love problem specialist Baba Ji and yanking his chain, but please don't encourage him. If you really want to argue about friction maybe someone can tell me why we don't water down mogul runs since my spring skiing experiences tell me that water on top of snow can be very grabby. The least you could is let the wax wear off your bases to increase your friction. Attention ADHD sufferers Abasin just got 2 inches of fresh!


I've found a bad wax job can be helpful in some circumstances, but I've also found that it makes it more difficult to smear or do a windshield wiper turn at those moments when the bumps aren't very well formed.  I'm looking for the strongest challenge I can find in the bumps, so it's ok if my skis are as fast as possible.  Ultimately, I get tired of skating through green slopes when moving around the mountain, so, that's usually what makes me focus on the wax.  And, I hear it protects the base of the ski.

post #63 of 67

I have a low tolerance for bad wax jobs, and my research suggests that water is not a lubricant. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.....Oh Look!  Snow! 

Photo credit -UGASkiDawg

 

post #64 of 67
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I have a low tolerance for bad wax jobs, and my research suggests that water is not a lubricant. 

 

The water would also turn to ice at some point...

 

Another thing I've found is that you're crushing that line getting cheers from the lift, then the sun goes behind the hill and the surface speeds up almost immediately, so that you go from crushing it to struggling just to hold the line until you adjust your style to deal with that faster surface.  It's like "hey, what happened?  I thought I was good in the bumps."  People call slushy bumps, "hero bumps" because it's so easy with that slow surface.  Ice is really the frontier of challenge for me, but it's not an enjoyable sensation chattering on that hard surface, and falling is painful as well as dangerous.  I'm not really that good at it, maybe because of fear.  So, I'm really torn about how much effort to put into it, but it's certainly challenging with that fast surface.:)

post #65 of 67

Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again? - A. A. Milne

 

Maybe you should stop.....

post #66 of 67
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.....Oh Look!  Snow! 


Photo credit -UGASkiDawg

Yea, but look at all of those people standing around. Does soft snow create greater inertia?
post #67 of 67

Well, I am not sure this topic is really going anywhere, but it gives me solace to see that there are others who also can't let go !!!

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